What is order?

  • (noun): (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy.
    Example: "Theologians still disagree over whether 'bishop' should or should not be a separate order"
    Synonyms: holy order
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on order:

Lagomorpha
... The lagomorphs are the members of the taxonomic order Lagomorpha, of which there are two living families the Leporidae (hares and rabbits) and the Ochotonidae (pikas) ... The name of the order is derived from the Greek lagos (λαγος, "hare") and morphē (μορφή, "form") ... Though these mammals can resemble rodents (order Rodentia) and were classified as a superfamily in that order until the early twentieth century, they have since been considered a separate order ...
Order Of The Garter - Order - Military Knights of Windsor
... At the founding of the Order of the Garter, 26 "poor knights" were appointed and attached to the Order and its chapel ... They participate in the Order's processions, escorting the members, and in the chapel services ... they are not considered knights or members of the Order ...
Werewolf - Vampiric Connections
... were cremated rather than buried in order to prevent them from being resurrected as vampires ... werewolves were said to be vampiric witches who became wolves in order to suck the blood of men born under the full moon in order to preserve their health ...
Nursultan Nazarbayev - Honours - Foreign Awards
... of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria Belgium Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold Croatia Grand Order of King Tomislav Egypt Grand Cordon of ... Andrew Slovakia Grand Cross (or 1st Class) of the Order of the White Double Cross (2007) Turkey Order of State of Republic of Turkey (2009) United Kingdom Honorary Knight Grand ...
Order Of The Arrow - Ceremonies
... The Order of the Arrow utilizes three nationally standardized ceremonies for Ordeal, Brotherhood, and Vigil Honor memberships using themes, stories, and symbols centered on American ... As one author depicts a ceremony, "The values of the Order of the Arrow, 'a brotherhood of cheerful service,' were passed on during a night-time ceremony an arrowhead ... The Order of the Arrow of has been criticized for cultural appropriation and marginalization for conducting mock American Indian ceremonies and for reinforcing stereotypes about American Indians ...

More definitions of "order":

  • (noun): (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed.
    Example: "The British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London"
  • (noun): (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families.
  • (noun): Putting in order.
    Synonyms: ordering
  • (verb): Place in a certain order.
    Example: "Order these files"
  • (noun): A formal association of people with similar interests.
    Example: "Men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"
    Synonyms: club, society, guild, gild, lodge
  • (noun): A request for food or refreshment (as served in a restaurant or bar etc.).
    Example: "I gave the waiter my order"
  • (noun): A commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities.
    Example: "IBM received an order for a hundred computers"
    Synonyms: purchase order
  • (verb): Give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority.
    Synonyms: tell, enjoin, say
  • (noun): A degree in a continuum of size or quantity.
    Example: "It was on the order of a mile"; "an explosion of a low order of magnitude"
    Synonyms: order of magnitude
  • (noun): (architecture) one of original three styles of Greek architecture distinguished by the type of column and entablature used or a style developed from the original three by the Romans.
  • (noun): A legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge).
    Example: "A friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"
    Synonyms: decree, edict, fiat, rescript
  • (noun): A group of person living under a religious rule.
    Example: "The order of Saint Benedict"
    Synonyms: monastic order
  • (verb): Bring order to or into.
    Example: "Order these files"
  • (noun): Logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements.
    Example: "We shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation"
    Synonyms: ordering, ordination
  • (verb): Make a request for something.
    Example: "Order me some flowers"; "order a work stoppage"
  • (noun): A condition of regular or proper arrangement.
    Example: "He put his desk in order"; "the machine is now in working order"
    Synonyms: orderliness
  • (verb): Arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc..
    Synonyms: arrange, set up, put
  • (noun): Established customary state (especially of society).
    Example: "Order ruled in the streets"; "law and order"

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    In order to feel good about himself, a child must be successful in his own eyes, not just in your eyes. Self-esteem is an inner feeling: Sometimes it corresponds with outer reality, and sometimes it doesn’t.
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    Art and religion first; then philosophy; lastly science. That is the order of the great subjects of life, that’s their order of importance.
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