order

[ awr-der ]
/ ˈɔr dər /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to give an order or issue orders: I wish to order, but the waiter is busy.

Idioms

Origin of order

1175–1225; Middle English ordre (noun), ordren (v., derivative of the noun) < Old French ordre (noun) < Latin ordin- (stem of ordō) row, rank, regular arrangement

Related forms

Synonym study

37. See direct.
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British Dictionary definitions for ordering (1 of 2)

ordering

/ (ˈɔːdərɪŋ) /

noun

logic any of a number of categories of relations that permit at least some members of their domain to be placed in order. A linear or simple ordering is reflexive, antisymmetric, transitive, and connected, as less than or equal to on the integers. A partial ordering is reflexive, antisymmetric, and transitive, as set inclusion. Either of these orderings is called strict if it is asymmetric instead of reflexive and antisymmetric. It is a well-ordering if every nonempty subset has a least member under the relation

British Dictionary definitions for ordering (2 of 2)

order

/ (ˈɔːdə) /

noun


verb

interjection

an exclamation of protest against an infringement of established procedure
an exclamation demanding that orderly behaviour be restored
See also orders

Derived Forms

orderer, nounorderless, adjective

Word Origin for order

C13: from Old French ordre, from Latin ordō
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Medicine definitions for ordering

order

[ ôrdər ]

n.

A taxonomic category of organisms ranking above a family and below a class.

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Science definitions for ordering

order

[ ôrdər ]

A group of organisms ranking above a family and below a class. See Table at taxonomy.

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Culture definitions for ordering

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.)


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Idioms and Phrases with ordering

order

In addition to the idioms beginning with order

  • order of the day, the
  • order someone about

also see:

  • 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

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