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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on order:

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 ... 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 ... The Order of the Arrow of has been criticized for cultural appropriation and marginalization for conducting mock American Indian ceremonies and for reinforcing ...
Werewolf - Vampiric Connections
... Europe, the corpses of some people executed as werewolves were cremated rather than buried in order to prevent them from being resurrected as vampires ... 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 ...
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 ...
Nursultan Nazarbayev - Honours - Foreign Awards
... 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 ... 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 ...
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 ... are not considered knights or members of the Order ...

More definitions of "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): Arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc..
    Synonyms: arrange, set up, put
  • (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): Give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority.
    Synonyms: tell, enjoin, say
  • (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): Make a request for something.
    Example: "Order me some flowers"; "order a work stoppage"
  • (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
  • (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
  • (verb): Bring order to or into.
    Example: "Order these files"
  • (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): Established customary state (especially of society).
    Example: "Order ruled in the streets"; "law and order"
  • (noun): (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families.
  • (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): 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
  • (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): A group of person living under a religious rule.
    Example: "The order of Saint Benedict"
    Synonyms: monastic order

Famous quotes containing the word order:

    After decades of unappreciated drudgery, American women just don’t do housework any more—that is, beyond the minimum that is required in order to clear a path from the bedroom to the front door so they can get off to work in the mourning.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (20th century)

    Woman ... cannot be content with health and agility: she must make exorbitant efforts to appear something that never could exist without a diligent perversion of nature. Is it too much to ask that women be spared the daily struggle for superhuman beauty in order to offer it to the caresses of a subhumanly ugly mate?
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939)

    In order for an individual to partake of the world and contribute to it in a healthy way, he first needs to view that world as a basically kind, friendly, and supportive place. Such an outlook begins to be formed during infancy. It’s essential that the baby establish a fundamental trust in his environment. The infant needs to learn that the world is a nurturing place where his needs will be met.
    Saf Lerman (20th century)