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[n] putting in order; "there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list"
[n] (architecture) one of the three styles of Greek architecture (or a style developed from the original three by the Romans)
[n] a degree in a continuum of size or quantity; "it was on the order of a mile"; "an explosion of a low order of magnitude"
[n] a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment; "IBM received an order for a hundred computers"
[n] a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"
[n] a body of rules followed by an assembly
[n] (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed; "the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London"
[n] a request for food or refreshment (as served in a restaurant or bar etc.); "I gave the waiter my order"
[n] (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families
[n] a formal association of people with similar interests; "he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"
[n] logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements; "we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation"
[n] established customary state (especially of society); "order ruled in the streets"; "law and order"
[n] a condition of regular or proper arrangement; "he put his desk in order"; "the machine is now in working order"
[v] place in a certain order; "order these files"
[v] bring order to or into; "Order these files"
[v] assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
[v] arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc.; "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times"
[v] make a request for something; "Order me some flowers"; "order a work stoppage"
[v] give instructions to or direct somebody to do something; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"
[v] issue commands or orders for
[v] appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"
[v] bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"

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