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From Middle English arengen, arrangen (to draw up a battle line) from Old French arengier, arrangier (to put in a line, put in a row) from reng, rang, ranc (line, row, rank), from Frankish hring (ring), from Proto-Germanic *hringaz (something bent or curved), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (to bend, turn). Akin to Old High German hring, ring, Old Frisian hring, Old English hring, hrincg (ring), Old Norse hringr (ring, circle, queue, sword; ship). More at ring.



arrange (third-person singular simple present arranges, present participle arranging, simple past and past participle arranged)

  1. To set up, to organize, especially in a positive manner.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, in The China Governess[1]:
      The huge square box, parquet-floored and high-ceilinged, had been arranged to display a suite of bedroom furniture designed and made in the halcyon days of the last quarter of the nineteenth century, […].
  2. To put in order, to organize.
  3. To plan; to prepare in advance.
    to arrange to meet;   to arrange for supper
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 8, in The Celebrity:
      It had been arranged as part of the day's programme that Mr. Cooke was to drive those who wished to go over the Rise in his new brake.
  4. (music) To prepare and adapt an already-written composition for presentation in other than its original form.

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