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.
- To set up, to organize, especially in a positive manner.
- To put in order, to organize.
- To plan; to prepare in advance.
to arrange to meet; to arrange for supper
- (music) To prepare and adapt an already-written composition for presentation in other than its original form.