What is order?

  • (verb): Bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations.
    Synonyms: regulate, regularize, regularise, govern
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on 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 ...
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 ...
Werewolf - Vampiric Connections
... were cremated rather than buried in order to prevent them from being resurrected as vampires ... 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 the Order of the Nile Estonia Collar of the ... 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 Cross of the Order of ...
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 ... 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 outlined with stones on the ... 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): 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 group of person living under a religious rule.
    Example: "The order of Saint Benedict"
    Synonyms: monastic order
  • (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): (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): A condition of regular or proper arrangement.
    Example: "He put his desk in order"; "the machine is now in working order"
    Synonyms: orderliness
  • (noun): A request for food or refreshment (as served in a restaurant or bar etc.).
    Example: "I gave the waiter my order"
  • (noun): Putting in order.
    Synonyms: ordering
  • (verb): Place in a certain order.
    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
  • (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
  • (noun): Established customary state (especially of society).
    Example: "Order ruled in the streets"; "law and 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
  • (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): (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families.
  • (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.
  • (verb): Give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority.
    Synonyms: tell, enjoin, say
  • (verb): Arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc..
    Synonyms: arrange, set up, put
  • (verb): Bring order to or into.
    Example: "Order these files"
  • (verb): Make a request for something.
    Example: "Order me some flowers"; "order a work stoppage"

Famous quotes containing the word order:

    In order to succeed in a profession, a person not only needs to have its good, but also its bad qualities. The former are the spirit, the latter is the body of the job.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)

    If I know how or which way to order these affairs
    Thus disorderly thrust into my hands,
    Never believe me.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    A breath of will blows eternally through the universe of souls in the direction of Right and Necessity. It is the air which all intellects inhale and exhale, and it is the wind which blows the worlds into order and orbit.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)