arrangement

[ uh-reynj-muh nt ]
/ əˈreɪndʒ mənt /

noun

an act of arranging; state of being arranged.
the manner or way in which things are arranged: a tactful arrangement of the seating at dinner.
a final settlement; adjustment by agreement: The arrangement with the rebels lasted only two weeks.
Usually arrangements. preparatory measures; plans; preparations: They made arrangements for an early departure.
something arranged in a particular way: a floral arrangement; the arrangement of chairs for the seminar.
Music.
  1. the adaptation of a composition to voices or instruments, or to a new purpose.
  2. a piece so adapted.

Nearby words

  1. arraignment,
  2. arran,
  3. arrange,
  4. arranged,
  5. arranged marriage,
  6. arrangements,
  7. arranger,
  8. arrant,
  9. arrantly,
  10. arras

Idioms

    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

Related formsre·ar·range·ment, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for rearrangement

arrangement

/ (əˈreɪndʒmənt) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for rearrangement

arrangement

n.

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

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