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arrangement

[uh-reynj-muh nt]
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noun
  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.
  3. a final settlement; adjustment by agreement: The arrangement with the rebels lasted only two weeks.
  4. Usually arrangements. preparatory measures; plans; preparations: They made arrangements for an early departure.
  5. something arranged in a particular way: a floral arrangement; the arrangement of chairs for the seminar.
  6. Music.
    1. the adaptation of a composition to voices or instruments, or to a new purpose.
    2. a piece so adapted.
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Idioms
  1. final arrangements, the planning or scheduling of funeral services and burial: Final arrangements are still pending.
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Origin of arrangement

From French, dating back to 1720–30; see origin at arrange, -ment
Related formsre·ar·range·ment, noun
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Examples from the Web for arrangements

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  • No, that would take too long, and I have but an hour or two to make the arrangements.

    Life in London

    Edwin Hodder

  • The arrangements your father has made is one of provision against the unlikely.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • Our arrangements were made by two, and are hardly to be broken by one.

  • Eileen's face was a tragedy when her uncle insisted on making the arrangements.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • Then, without comment, he glided out to reverse all his arrangements.

    The Leopard Woman

    Stewart Edward White


British Dictionary definitions for arrangements

arrangement

noun
  1. the act of arranging or being arranged
  2. the form in which things are arrangedhe altered the arrangement of furniture in the room
  3. a thing composed of various ordered parts; the result of arranginga flower arrangement
  4. (often plural) a preparatory measure taken or plan made; preparation
  5. an agreement or settlement; understanding
  6. 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
  7. an adaptation (of a play, etc) for broadcasting
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Word Origin and History for arrangements

arrangement

n.

1727, from French arrangement, from arranger "arrange" (see arrange).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with arrangements

arrangements

see make arrangements for.

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