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order
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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
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n. orderliness (see order); command; class, kind, rank; society, fellowship, guild (see party); succession, sequence.
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Prescribed mode of procedure
Nouns
1. order, orderliness, regularity, uniformity, symmetry, harmony, precision; method, system, disposition, arrangement; pecking order; composition; coordination, subordination; infrastructure; management, regimentation, discipline, economy; plan, form, array; course, routine, even tenor, habit. See conformity.
2. gradation, graduation, progression, series, sequence, classification, ordering; rank, place, step, degree; class, kind, sort, set; category, division. See continuity.
Verbs
1. be in order; form, fall in, draw up; arrange, range, or place itself; fall into place or rank, take one's place, rally round.
2. [put in] order, make or restore order; organize, regulate, regularize; classify, alphabetize; arrange, range, array, align, trim, dispose, place; list, file [away], put away; regroup. Slang, get one's act, head, or shit together, get one's ass in gear.
Adjectives — orderly, regular; in order, in good form, in trim, in place, in its proper place, fixed; neat, tidy, trim, spruce; methodical, classified, symmetrical, shipshape; cosmic; uniform, geometric[al]; businesslike, systematic, schematic. Informal, in apple-pie order, together.
Adverbs — orderly, in order; methodically, in [its] turn, step by step, by regular steps, stages, intervals, or gradations; seriatim, systematically, by or like clockwork.
Quotations — A place for everything and everything in its place (Mrs. Bee-ton), Good order is the foundation of all good things (Edmund Burke), Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit (Henry Adams).
Antonyms, see disorder.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A command]
Syn. direction, mandate, injunction; see command 1 , law 3 .
2. [Sequence]
Syn. progression, succession, procession; see line 1 , sequence 1 , series .
3. [Orderly arrangement]
Syn. regulation, plan, disposition, management, establishment, method, distribution, placement, scale, rule, computation, adjustment, adaptation, ordering, ranging, standardizing, marshaling, aligning, lining up, trimming, grouping, composition, cast, assortment, disposal, scheme, form, routine, array, procedure, method, index, cosmos, regularity, uniformity, symmetry, harmony, placement, layout, line-up, setup; see also classification 1 , system 1 .
Ant. confusion*, disarray, displacement.
4. [Organization]
Syn. society, sect, company; see organization 3 .
5. [A formal agreement to purchase]
Syn. engagement, reserve, application, requisition, request, stipulation, booking, arrangement; see also buying , reservation 1 .
6. [The amount purchased in an order, sense 5]
Syn. amount, purchase, bulk; see quantity , shipment .
7. [Peace]
Syn. calm, quiet, peacefulness; see peace 1 , 2 .
8. [Kind]
Syn. hierarchy, rank, degree; see class 1 , classification 1 .
9. [Customary method]
Syn. ritual, rite, plan; see custom 2 , tradition 1 .
10. [Social rank]
Syn. station, status, position; see rank 3 .
by order of,
Syn. according to, by the authority of, under the command of; see for .
call to order,
Syn. ask to be quiet, start a meeting, congregate; see assemble 1 .
in order,
Syn. working, efficient, operative; see effective .
in order that,
Syn. so that, to the end that, for; see because .
in order to,
Syn. for the purpose of, as a means to, so that; see to 6 .
in short order,
Syn. rapidly, without delay, soon; see quickly 1 .
on order,
Syn. requested, on the way, sent for; see ordered 1 .
on the order of,
Syn. approximately, roughly, similar to; see like .
tall order*,
Syn. a difficult task, problem, responsibility; see difficulty 2 .
v.
1. [To give a command]
Syn. direct, command, dictate, decree; see command 1 , require 2 .
2. [To authorize a purchase]
Syn. secure, reserve, request, ask for, requisition; see also buy 1 , obtain 1 .
3. [To put in order]
Syn. arrange, furnish, regulate, establish, dispose, manage, systematize, space, methodize, file, put away, classify, codify, distribute, alphabetize, regularize, normalize, get information, pattern, formalize, settle, fix, locate, dress up, get things into proportion, sort out, index, put to rights, establish guidelines for, adjust, adapt, set in order, assign, place, regiment, trim, range, align, standardize, marshal, plan, group; see also line 4 , organize 1 .
Ant. confuse*, disarrange, disarray.
See Synonym Study at command .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
1. a command direction, directive, dictate, demand, mandate, prescription, assignment, bid, enjoinder, fiat, charge.
2. arrangement organization, system, sequence, progression, succession, alignment, grouping, classification.
3. condition state, disposition, shape, repair.
4. reservation to purchase requisition, request, booking, layaway.
5. society or club guild, fraternity, sorority, fellowship, lodge, council, Masons, Knights of Columbus.
ANT.: 2. disorder, jumble, mess
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v.
1. give a command direct, dictate, demand, mandate, prescribe, remand, enjoin, assign, bid, charge, instruct, *bark out an order.
2. reserve for purchase request, tender, bid, secure, buy, requisition, layaway.
3. to arrange organize, systemize, put in sequence, align, group, classify, alphabetize, index, codify.
ANT.: 1. request, ask for nicely, beg, supplicate. 3. disorganize, disarrange, mess, jumble, mix up, scramble
IV
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. inoperative broken, out of commission, busted, in disrepair, *on the fritz, *shot, *out of whack.
2. inappropriate out of place, out of turn, indecorous, improper.
ANT.: 1. functioning, *running like a Swiss watch, *humming. 2. appropriate, proper
V
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A way or condition of being arranged: arrangement, categorization, classification, deployment, disposal, disposition, distribution, formation, grouping, layout, lineup, organization, placement, sequence. See ORDER. 2. Systematic arrangement and design: method, orderliness, organization, pattern, plan, system, systematization, systemization. See ORDER. 3. A state of sound readiness: condition, fettle, fitness, form, kilter, shape, trim. See BETTER. 4. A way in which things follow each other in space or time: consecution, procession, sequence, succession. See ORDER, PRECEDE. 5. A number of things placed or occurring one after the other: chain, consecution, course, procession, progression, round, run, sequence, series, string, succession, suite, train. Informal: streak. See ORDER. 6. An authoritative indication to be obeyed: behest, bidding, charge, command, commandment, dictate, direction, directive, injunction, instruction (often used in plural), mandate, word. See OVER, WORDS. 7. A group of people united in a relationship and having some interest, activity, or purpose in common: association, club, confederation, congress, federation, fellowship, fraternity, guild, league, organization, society, sorority, union. See GROUP. 8. A class that is defined by the common attribute or attributes possessed by all its members: breed, cast, description, feather, ilk, kind2, lot, manner, mold, nature, sort, species, stamp, stripe, type, variety. Informal: persuasion. See GROUP. 9. A division of persons or things by quality, rank, or grade: bracket, class, grade, league, rank1, tier. See GROUP, VALUE. 10. A subdivision of a larger group: category, class, classification, set2. See GROUP. II verb 1. To give orders to: bid, charge, command, direct, enjoin, instruct, tell. See OVER, WORDS. 2. To command or issue commands in an arrogant manner: boss, dictate, dominate, domineer, rule, tyrannize. See OVER. 3. To put into a deliberate order: arrange, array, deploy, dispose, marshal, organize, range, sort, systematize. See ORDER. 4. To arrange in an orderly manner: methodize, organize, systematize, systemize. See order,

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