- to place in proper, desired, or convenient order; adjust properly: to arrange books on a shelf.
- to come to an agreement or understanding regarding: The two sides arranged the sale of the property.
- to prepare or plan: to arrange the details of a meeting.
- Music. to adapt (a composition) for a particular style of performance by voices or instruments.
- to make plans or preparations: They arranged for a conference on Wednesday.
- to make a settlement; come to an agreement: to arrange with the coal company for regular deliveries.
Origin of arrange
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Examples from the Web for arranger
I had met him eight years earlier on my first New York session as an arranger."Dave's Whipping Boy"
October 2, 2009
Then there was the collector of plants and classifier of his finds, and an arranger of all he could get by exchange or otherwise.
Then raise the upper part of the towel, and lay it even, so that the Sewer (arranger of dishes) may make a state.
In most cases they conceive of some anthropomorphic being as the creator or arranger of the world.Introduction to the History of Religions
Crawford Howell Toy
Such names as these have reference to Odins divinity as creator, arranger and ruler of gods and men.The Younger Edda
Now, if it was prearranged, the awful fact emerges that there must have been an arranger; in other words, a creative power.Science and Morals and Other Essays
Bertram Coghill Alan Windle
- (tr) to put into a proper, systematic, or decorative order
- (tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to arrive at an agreement or understanding about; settle
- (when intr, often foll by for; when tr, may take a clause as object or an infinitive ) to make plans or preparations in advance (for something)we arranged for her to be met
- (tr) to adapt (a musical composition) for performance in a different way, esp on different instruments
- (tr) to adapt (a play, etc) for broadcasting
- (intr often foll by with) to come to an agreement
Word Origin and History for arranger
A rare word until the meaning generalized to "to place things in order" c.1780-1800. Musical sense of "adapt for other instruments or voices" is from 1808. Related: Arranged; arranging. Arranged marriage attested from 1854.