- the arrangement of the elements of a construction in a particular sequence, as the placing of John before the verb and of George after it in John saw George.
- the hierarchy of grammatical rules applying to a construction.
- the rank of immediate constituents.
- degree, as in algebra.
- the number of rows or columns of a square matrix or determinant.
- the number of times a function has been differentiated to produce a given derivative: a second order derivative.
- the order of the highest derivative appearing in a given differential equation: d2y/dx2 + 3y (dy/dx) − 6 = 0 is a differential equation of order two.
- the number of elements of a given group.
- the smallest positive integer such that a given element in a group raised to that integer equals the identity.
- the least positive integer n such that permuting a given set n times under a given permutation results in the set in its original form.
- any arrangement of columns with an entablature.
- any of five such arrangements typical of classical architecture, including the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders invented by the Greeks and adapted by the Romans, the Tuscan order, invented by the Romans, and the Composite order, first named during the Renaissance.
- any of several concentric rings composing an arch, especially when each projects beyond the one below.
- a special honor or rank conferred by a sovereign upon a person for distinguished achievement.
- the insignia worn by such persons.
OTHER WORDS FOR order
Idioms about order
- fitting; appropriate: It appears that an apology is in order.
- in a state of proper arrangement, preparation, or readiness: Everything is in order for the departure.
- correct according to the rules of parliamentary procedure: Questions from the floor are now in order.
- resembling to some extent; like: I would like a dress on the order of the one in the window.
- approximately; about: On the order of 100,000 people attended the rally.
- inappropriate; unsuitable: His remark was certainly out of order.
- not operating properly; in disrepair: The air conditioner is out of order again.
- incorrect according to the rules of parliamentary procedure: The chairwoman told him that he was out of order.
Origin of order
synonym study for order
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How to use order in a sentence
In other words, a Paid Search agency like my own, must share certain data with advertisers in order to align itself with Google’s Third-Party policies.This decade’s most important marketing question: What data rights do advertisers possess?|Kirk Williams|September 17, 2020|Search Engine Land
She described an “evolution” in judicial tolerance for such orders.Courts may reconsider temporary coronavirus restrictions as pandemic drags on|Anne Gearan, Karin Brulliard|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
Here’s a quick tour through 24 claims made at the Philadelphia town hall, in the order in which he answered questions.Trump’s ABC News town hall: Four Pinocchios, over and over again|Glenn Kessler|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
Both Watches are up for order today and start shipping on Friday.Apple just announced a new iPad, iPad Air, and Apple Watch Series 6|Stan Horazek|September 15, 2020|Popular-Science
Some of those processes could produce trace amounts of phosphine, the team found, but orders of magnitude less than the team detected.Phosphine gas found in Venus’ atmosphere may be ‘a possible sign of life’|Lisa Grossman|September 14, 2020|Science News
And in order for them to realize their vision, they are willing to use any means.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He could order the Justice Department to begin the necessary regulatory work.Obama’s Pot Policy Is Refer Madness|James Poulos|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So, in an unusual order (PDF) issued on New Years Day, District Judge Robert Hinkle clarified the issue.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So working with the militants in order to deliver aid “becomes a requirement,” she said.ISIS Fight Has a Spy Shortage, Intel Chair Says|Kimberly Dozier|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Just how many fake nodes would be needed in order to pull off a successful Sybil attack against Tor is not known.The Attack on the Hidden Internet|Marc Rogers|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the thirteenth of the same month they bound to the stake, in order to burn alive, a man who had two religious in his house.
Now this setting up of an orderly law-abiding self seems to me to imply that there are impulses which make for order.
Turn away from sin and order thy hands aright, and cleanse thy heart from all offence.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Dockier, a prominent leader of the Levelers, in the times of the English commonwealth, was shot by order of the government.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Yet if there is a measure of untruth in such pretty flatteries, one needs to be superhuman in order to condemn them harshly.
British Dictionary definitions for order
- a commission or instruction to produce or supply something in return for payment
- the commodity produced or supplied
- (as modifier)order form
- a group of people holding a specific honour for service or merit, conferred on them by a sovereign or state
- the insignia of such a group
- any of the five major classical styles of architecture classified by the style of columns and entablatures usedSee also Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Tuscan, composite (def. 4)
- any style of architecture
- the sacrament by which bishops, priests, etc, have their offices conferred upon them
- any of the degrees into which the ministry is divided
- the office of an ordained Christian minister
- the number of times a function must be differentiated to obtain a given derivative
- the order of the highest derivative in a differential equation
- the number of rows or columns in a determinant or square matrix
- the number of members of a finite group
- in sequence
- properly arranged
- appropriate or fitting
- not in sequence
- not working
- not following the rules or customary procedure
- according to a buyer's specifications
- on request or demand
Derived forms of orderorderer, nounorderless, adjective
Word Origin for order
Scientific definitions for order
Cultural definitions for order
In biology, the classification lower than a class and higher than a family. Dogs and cats belong to the order of carnivores; human beings, monkeys, and apes belong to the order of primates. Flies and mosquitoes belong to the same order; so do birch trees and oak trees. (See Linnean classification.)
Other Idioms and Phrases with order
In addition to the idioms beginning with order
- order of the day, the
- order someone about
- apple-pie order
- back order
- call to order
- in order
- in short order
- just what the doctor ordered
- law and order
- made to order
- marching orders
- on order
- on the order of
- out of order
- pecking order
- put one's house in order
- short order
- standing orders
- tall order
- to order