- ordre (obsolete)
From Middle English ordre, from Old French ordre, ordne, ordene (“order, rank”), from Latin ōrdinem, accusative of ōrdō (“row, rank, regular arrangement”, literally “row of threads in a loom”), from Proto-Italic *ored(h)- (“to arrange”), of unknown origin. Related to Latin ōrdior (“begin”, literally “begin to weave”). In sense “request for purchase”, compare bespoke.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɔːdə/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɔɹdɚ/
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- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)də(ɹ)
- Hyphenation: or‧der
- (uncountable) Arrangement, disposition, sequence.
- (uncountable) The state of being well arranged.
- The house is in order; the machinery is out of order.
- Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet.
- to preserve order in a community or an assembly
- (countable) A command.
- (countable) A request for some product or service; a commission to purchase, sell, or supply goods.
- (countable) A group of religious adherents, especially monks or nuns, set apart within their religion by adherence to a particular rule or set of principles
- St. Ignatius Loyola founded the Jesuit order in 1537.
- (countable) An association of knights
- the Order of the Garter, the Order of the Bath.
- any group of people with common interests.
- (countable) A decoration, awarded by a government, a dynastic house, or a religious body to an individual, usually for distinguished service to a nation or to humanity.
- (countable, taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below class and above family; a taxon at that rank.
2013 May-June, Katie L. Burke, “In the News”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 193:
- Bats host many high-profile viruses that can infect humans, including severe acute respiratory syndrome and Ebola. A recent study explored the ecological variables that may contribute to bats’ propensity to harbor such zoonotic diseases by comparing them with another order of common reservoir hosts: rodents.
Magnolias belong to the order Magnoliales.
- A number of things or persons arranged in a fixed or suitable place, or relative position; a rank; a row; a grade; especially, a rank or class in society; a distinct character, kind, or sort.
- the higher or lower orders of society
- talent of a high order
- Jeremy Taylor
- They are in equal order to their several ends.
- Various orders various ensigns bear.
- […] which, to his order of mind, must have seemed little short of crime.
- An ecclesiastical grade or rank, as of deacon, priest, or bishop; the office of the Christian ministry; often used in the plural.
- to take orders, or to take holy orders, that is, to enter some grade of the ministry
- (architecture) The disposition of a column and its component parts, and of the entablature resting upon it, in classical architecture; hence (as the column and entablature are the characteristic features of classical architecture) a style or manner of architectural designing.
- (cricket) The sequence in which a side’s batsmen bat; the batting order.
- (electronics) a power of polynomial function in an electronic circuit’s block, such as a filter, an amplifier, etc.
- a 3-stage cascade of a 2nd-order bandpass Butterworth filter.
- (chemistry) The overall power of the rate law of a chemical reaction, expressed as a polynomial function of concentrations of reactants and products.
- (mathematics) The cardinality, or number of elements in a set or related structure.
- (graph theory) The number of vertices in a graph.
- (order theory) A partially ordered set.
- (order theory) The relation on a partially ordered set that determines that it in fact a partially ordered set.
- (mathematics) The sum of the exponents on the variables in a monomial, or the highest such among all monomials in a polynomial.
- 1611 — King James Version of the Bible, Luke 1:1
- Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us...
- Donald Knuth. The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 3: Sorting and Searching, Addison-Wesley, 1973, chapter 8:
- Since only two of our tape drives were in working order, I was ordered to order more tape units in short order, in order to order the data several orders of magnitude faster.
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- (transitive) To set in some sort of order.
- (transitive) To arrange, set in proper order.
- (transitive) To issue a command to.
- to order troops to advance
He ordered me to leave.
- (transitive) To request some product or service; to secure by placing an order.
- to order groceries
- To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry.
- Book of Common Prayer
- persons presented to be ordered deacons
- Book of Common Prayer
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