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order

  

      n  
1    a state in which all components or elements are arranged logically, comprehensibly, or naturally  
2    an arrangement or disposition of things in succession; sequence  
alphabetical order     
3    an established or customary method or state, esp. of society  
4    a peaceful or harmonious condition of society  
order reigned in the streets     
5    often pl   a class, rank, or hierarchy  
the lower orders     
6      (Biology)   any of the taxonomic groups into which a class is divided and which contains one or more families. Carnivora, Primates, and Rodentia are three orders of the class Mammalia  
7    an instruction that must be obeyed; command  
8    a decision or direction of a court or judge entered on the court record but not included in the final judgment  
9   
a    a commission or instruction to produce or supply something in return for payment  
b    the commodity produced or supplied  
c    (as modifier)  
order form     
10    a procedure followed by an assembly, meeting, etc.  
11    cap when part of a name   a body of people united in a particular aim or purpose  
12      (Also called)    religious order   usually cap   a group of persons who bind themselves by vows in order to devote themselves to the pursuit of religious aims  
13      (History)   a society of knights constituted as a fraternity, such as the Knights Templars  
14   
a    a group of people holding a specific honour for service or merit, conferred on them by a sovereign or state  
b    the insignia of such a group  
15   
a    any of the five major classical styles of architecture classified by the style of columns and entablatures used  
   See also       Doric       Ionic       Corinthian       Tuscan       Composite  
b    any style of architecture  
16      (Christianity)  
a    the sacrament by which bishops, priests, etc., have their offices conferred upon them  
b    any of the degrees into which the ministry is divided  
c    the office of an ordained Christian minister  
17    a form of Christian Church service prescribed to be used on specific occasions  
18      (Judaism)   one of the six sections of the Mishna or the corresponding tractates of the Talmud  
19      (Maths)  
a    the number of times a function must be differentiated to obtain a given derivative  
b    the order of the highest derivative in a differential equation  
c    the number of rows or columns in a determinant or square matrix  
d    the number of members of a finite group  
20       short for       order of magnitude  
21      (Military)   often preceded by: the   the dress, equipment, or formation directed for a particular purpose or undertaking  
drill order, battle order     
22    a tall order   something difficult, demanding, or exacting  
23    in order  
a    in sequence  
b    properly arranged  
c    appropriate or fitting  
24    in order to   prep; foll by an infinitive   so that it is possible to  
to eat in order to live     
25    in order that   conj   with the purpose that; so that  
26    keep order   to maintain or enforce order  
27    of or in the order of   having an approximately specified size or quantity  
28    on order   having been ordered or commissioned but not having been delivered  
29    out of order  
a    not in sequence  
b    not working  
c    not following the rules or customary procedure  
30    to order  
a    according to a buyer's specifications  
b    on request or demand  
      vb  
31    tr   to give a command to (a person or animal to do or be something)  
32    to request (something) to be supplied or made, esp. in return for payment  
he ordered a hamburger     
33    tr   to instruct or command to move, go, etc. (to a specified place)  
they ordered her into the house     
34    tr; may take a clause as object   to authorize; prescribe  
the doctor ordered a strict diet     
35    tr   to arrange, regulate, or dispose (articles) in their proper places  
36    (of fate or the gods) to will; ordain  
37    tr  
Rare   to ordain  
      interj  
38    an exclamation of protest against an infringement of established procedure  
39    an exclamation demanding that orderly behaviour be restored,   (See also)        orders  
     (C13: from Old French ordre, from Latin ordo)  
  orderer      n  
  orderless      adj  


administration order  
      n     (Law)  
1    an order by a court appointing a person to manage a company that is in financial difficulty, in an attempt to ensure the survival of the company or achieve the best realization of its assets  
2    an order by a court for the administration of the estate of a debtor who has been ordered by the court to pay money that he owes  
affiliation order  
      n     (Law)   an order made by a magistrates' court that a man adjudged to be the father of an illegitimate child shall contribute a specified periodic sum towards the child's maintenance  
Anton Piller order  
      n     (Law)   an injunction allowing a person to enter the premises of another to search for and take copies of evidence required for a court case, used esp. in cases of infringement of copyright  
     (C20: named after the plaintiff in a case (1976) in which such an order was made)  
apple-pie order  
      n  
Informal   perfect order or condition  
Attic order  
      n   a low pilaster of any order set into the cornice of a building  
banker's order  
      n      another name for       standing order       1  
community-service order  
      n   (in Britain) a court order requiring an offender over seventeen years old to do unpaid socially beneficial work under supervision instead of going to prison  
compensation order  
      n   (in Britain) the requirement of a court that an offender pay compensation for injury, loss, or damage resulting from an offence, either in preference to or as well as a fine  
enclosed order  
      n   a Christian religious order that does not permit its members to go into the outside world  
firing order  
      n   the sequence of ignition in the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine  
first-order  
      adj     (Logic)   quantifying only over individuals and not over predicates or clauses: first-order predicate calculus studies the logical properties of such quantification  
law-and-order  
      n   modifier   favouring or advocating strong measures to suppress crime and violence  
a law-and-order candidate     
lexical order  
      n   the arrangement of a set of items in accordance with a recursive algorithm, such as the entries in a dictionary whose order depends on their first letter unless these are the same in which case it is the second which decides, and so on  
loose order  
      n     (Military)   a formation in which soldiers, units, etc., are widely separated from each other  
mail order  
      n  
1    an order for merchandise sent by post  
2   
a    a system of buying and selling merchandise through the post  
b    (as modifier)  
a mail-order firm     
market order  
      n   an instruction to a broker to sell or buy at the best price currently obtainable on the market  
money order  
      n      another name (esp. U.S. and Canadian) for       postal order  
open order  
      n     (Military)   a formation that allows additional space between the ranks of a guard or inspected unit to allow the inspecting officer to pass  
order about   , around  
      vb   tr   to bully or domineer  
order arms  
      interj  
      n     (Military)   the order in drill to hold the rifle close to the right side with the butt resting on the ground  
order-driven  
      adj   denoting an electronic market system, esp. for stock exchanges, in which prices are determined by the publication of orders to buy or sell  
   Compare       quote-driven  
order in council  
      n   (in Britain and various other Commonwealth countries) a decree of the Cabinet, usually made under the authority of a statute: in theory a decree of the sovereign and Privy Council  
Order of Canada  
      n   an order awarded to Canadians for outstanding achievement; established in 1967  
order of magnitude  
      n   the approximate size of something, esp. measured in powers of 10  
the order of magnitude of the deficit was as expected, their estimates differ by an order of magnitude        (Also called)    order  
Order of Merit  
      n     (Brit)   an order conferred on civilians and servicemen for eminence in any field  
Order of Military Merit  
      n   an order awarded to members of the Canadian Forces for conspicuous merit; established in 1972  
order of the day  
      n  
1    the general directive of a commander in chief or the specific instructions of a commanding officer  
2    Informal   the prescribed or only thing offered or available  
prunes were the order of the day     
3    (in Parliament and similar legislatures) any item of public business ordered to be considered on a specific day  
4    an agenda or programme  
Order of the Garter  
      n   the highest order of British knighthood (but see also Order of the Thistle) open to women since 1987. It consists of the sovereign, 24 knight companions, and extra members created by statute,   (Also called)    the Garter  
Order of the Thistle  
      n   an ancient Scottish order of knighthood revived by James VII of Scotland in 1687. It consists of the sovereign, 16 knights brethren, and extra members created by statute. It is the equivalent of the Order of the Garter, and is usually conferred on Scots,   (Also called)    the Thistle  
order paper  
      n   a list indicating the order in which business is to be conducted, esp. in Parliament  
pecking order  
      n  
1      (Also called)    peck order   a natural hierarchy in a group of gregarious birds, such as domestic fowl  
2    any hierarchical order, as among people in a particular group  
place of safety order  
      n     (Social welfare, law)   (in Britain) under the Children and Young Persons Act 1969, an order granted by a justice to a person or agency granting authority to detain a child or young person and take him or her to a place of safety for not more than 28 days, because of the child's actual or likely ill-treatment or neglect, etc.  
point of order  
      n   pl   , points of order   a question raised in a meeting or deliberative assembly by a member as to whether the rules governing procedures are being breached  
possession order  
      n   (in Britain) a court order that entitles a landlord legally to evict a tenant or squatter and regain possession of the property  
postal order  
      n   a written order for the payment of a sum of money, to a named payee, obtainable and payable at a post office  
receiving order  
      n     (Brit)   a court order appointing a receiver to manage the property of a debtor or bankrupt  
Royal Victorian Order  
      n   (in Britain) an order of chivalry founded by Queen Victoria in 1896, membership of which is conferred for special services to the sovereign,   (Abbrev)    VO  
short order  
      n     (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)  
a    food that is easily and quickly prepared  
b    (as modifier)  
short-order counter     
Spearman's rank-order coefficient  
      n   a statistic measuring the extent to which two sets of discrete data place the distinct items in the same order, given by rS = 1 -- 6<GSigma>d2/n(n2 -- 1), where <GSigma>d2 is the sum of the squares of the differences of ranks between the two orderings and n is the number of items in each,   (Also called)    Spearmans rank-order correlation coefficient  
     (named after Charles E. Spearman (1863--1945), English mathematician and statistician)  
standing order  
      n  
1      (Also called)    bankers order   an instruction to a bank by a depositor to pay a stated sum at regular intervals  
   Compare       direct debit  
2    a rule or order governing the procedure, conduct, etc., of a legislative body  
3      (Military)   one of a number of orders which have or are likely to have long-term validity  
statutory order  
      n   a statute that applies further legislation to an existing act  
stop order  
      n     (Stock Exchange)   an instruction to a broker to sell one or more shares when the price offered for them falls below a stipulated level,   (Also called)    stop-loss order  
supervision order  
      n     (in Britain, Social welfare)   an order by a juvenile court requiring a named probation officer or local-authority social worker to advise, assist, and befriend a child or young person who is the subject of care proceedings, over a period of up to three years  
Teutonic order  
      n   a military and religious order of German knights, priests, and serving brothers founded about 1190 during the Third Crusade, later conquering large parts of the Baltic provinces and Russia,   (Also called)    Teutonic Knights  
Third Order  
      n     (R.C. Church)   a religious society of laymen affiliated to one of the religious orders and following a mitigated form of religious rule  
word order  
      n   the arrangement of words in a phrase, clause, or sentence. In many languages, including English, word order plays an important part in determining meanings expressed in other languages by inflections  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
a care order is an official instruction (made by a judge or magistrate) that a child should be taken into care
n.
A social club started at Port Royal by Samuel de Champlain to help pass the long and cold winter nights. Each person took turns being host for an evening and serving his fellow man.
exp.
not right; out of order; not functioning properly
v.
[subj: poiicemen] to herd [demonstrators] into a compact group in order to control their movements
v.
to cover with a thin layer of paint applied with a dry brush in order to soften or blur a figure or outline
an art term
n.
Forensic is used to describe the work of scientists who examine evidence in order to help the police solve crimes.
n.
the process of using the knowledge or information you have in order to understand something or form an opinion, or the opinion that you form ()
I have to make deductions about the meaning of words in poem then, I could understand more.
n.
A directory is a book which gives lists of facts, for example people's names, addresses, and telephone numbers, or the names and addresses of business companies, usually arranged in alphabetical order.
n.
the method of using knowledge or information in order to understand something
Deduction in reading is a very important strategy because usually there are many words that you don't know, but can still be guessed with the prior knowledge you have.
exp.
(lit., about sounds) disharmonious, dissonant; (fig.) out of order; dysfunctional
n.
The practice of restricting the amount of food a person eats (self-imposed starvation seen with anorexia nervosa) in order to consume greater amounts of alcohol or of purging (as seen with bulimia nervosa) to try to reduce caloric intake to offset the calories consumed in alcohol.
[Med.] "Drunkorexic" behaviors most often stem from the fear of weight gain from alcohol.
n.
a ban or a partial prohibition on trade of weapons with a particular country, in order to isolate it
n.
is a test process that is performed after the software has been changed in order to verify if the changes didn't affect other software parts
exp.
spams delivery using multiple IPs and domains in order to avoid filters
exp.
A set of collection of one’s internet assets or value gathered in order to assist transfer of online rights.
[Tech.]
n.
digitalizing information in order to keeping it available and exploitable in time
[Tech.] digitalizing = putting something in a format that can be easily read by a computer
n.
activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on your head and challenge other three friends to do so in order to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.
also called "ice water challenge", viral campaign on social media during July–August 2014
exp.
it's said when someone has done things in the wrong order

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