[ uh-reynj-muhnt ]
See synonyms for: arrangementarrangements on

  1. an act of arranging; state of being arranged.

  2. the manner or way in which things are arranged: a tactful arrangement of the seating at dinner.

  1. a final settlement; adjustment by agreement: The arrangement with the rebels lasted only two weeks.

  2. Usually arrangements. preparatory measures; plans; preparations: They made arrangements for an early departure.

  3. something arranged in a particular way: a floral arrangement; the arrangement of chairs for the seminar.

  4. Music.

    • the adaptation of a composition to voices or instruments, or to a new purpose.

    • a piece so adapted.

Idioms about arrangement

  1. final arrangements, the planning or scheduling of funeral services and burial: Final arrangements are still pending.

Origin of arrangement

From French, dating back to 1720–30; see origin at arrange, -ment

Other words from arrangement

  • re·ar·range·ment, noun

Words Nearby arrangement Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use arrangement in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for arrangement


/ (əˈreɪndʒmənt) /

  1. the act of arranging or being arranged

  2. the form in which things are arranged: he altered the arrangement of furniture in the room

  1. a thing composed of various ordered parts; the result of arranging: a flower arrangement

  2. (often plural) a preparatory measure taken or plan made; preparation

  3. an agreement or settlement; understanding

  4. an adaptation of a piece of music for performance in a different way, esp on different instruments from those for which it was originally composed

  5. an adaptation (of a play, etc) for broadcasting

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