Webster 1913 Edition
Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system; as:
Of material things, like the books in a library.
Of intellectual notions or ideas, like the topics of a discource.
Of periods of time or occurrences, and the like.
The side chambers were . . . thirty in
Ezek. xli. 6.
Bright-harnessed angels sit in
orderis the foundation of all good things.
Right arrangement; a normal, correct, or fit condition;
as, the house is in
order; the machinery is out of
The customary mode of procedure; established system, as in the conduct of debates or the transaction of business; usage; custom; fashion.
And, pregnant with his grander thought,
Brought the old
Brought the old
Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet;
as, to preserve.
orderin a community or an assembly
That which prescribes a method of procedure; a rule or regulation made by competent authority;
as, the rules and.
ordersof the senate
The church hath authority to establish that for an
orderat one time which at another time it may abolish.
A command; a mandate; a precept; a direction.
Upon this new fright, an
orderwas made by both houses for disarming all the papists in England.
Hence: A commission to purchase, sell, or supply goods; a direction, in writing, to pay money, to furnish supplies, to admit to a building, a place of entertainment, or the like;
ordersfor blankets are large
In those days were pit
orders– beshrew the uncomfortable manager who abolished them.
A number of things or persons arranged in a fixed or suitable place, or relative position; a rank; a row; a grade; especially, a rank or class in society; a group or division of men in the same social or other position; also, a distinct character, kind, or sort;
as, the higher or lower
ordersof society; talent of a high
They are in equal
orderto their several ends.
ordersvarious ensigns bear.
Which, to his
orderof mind, must have seemed little short of crime.
A body of persons having some common honorary distinction or rule of obligation; esp., a body of religious persons or aggregate of convents living under a common rule;
Orderof the Bath; the Franciscan
Find a barefoot brother out,
One of our
One of our
order, to associate me.
orderof the Knights Templars.
Sir W. Scott.
An ecclesiastical grade or rank, as of deacon, priest, or bishop; the office of the Christian ministry; – often used in the plural;
as, to take.
orders, or to take
holy orders, that is, to enter some grade of the ministry
The disposition of a column and its component parts, and of the entablature resting upon it, in classical architecture; hence (as the column and entablature are the characteristic features of classical architecture) a style or manner of architectural designing.
☞ The Greeks used three different orders, easy to distinguish, Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. The Romans added the Tuscan, and changed the Doric so that it is hardly recognizable, and also used a modified Corinthian called Composite. The Renaissance writers on architecture recognized five orders as orthodox or classical, – Doric (the Roman sort), Ionic, Tuscan, Corinthian, and Composite. See Illust. of
An assemblage of genera having certain important characters in common;
as, the Carnivora and Insectivora are.
☞ The Linnaean artificial orders of plants rested mainly on identity in the numer of pistils, or agreement in some one character. Natural orders are groups of genera agreeing in the fundamental plan of their flowers and fruit. A natural order is usually (in botany) equivalent to a family, and may include several tribes.
The placing of words and members in a sentence in such a manner as to contribute to force and beauty or clearness of expression.
orderof a curve or surface is the same as the degree of its equation
Artificial classification, under
Artificial, and Note to def. 12 above.
the arrangement of the ranks with a distance of about half a pace between them; with a distance of about three yards the ranks are in–
The four Orders,
The Orders four
the four orders of mendicant friars. See
orders issued which concern the whole command, or the troops generally, in distinction from–
The different grades of the Christian ministry; ordination to the ministry. See def. 10 above.
(R. C. Ch.)
A sacrament for the purpose of conferring a special grace on those ordained.–
In order to,
for the purpose of; to the end; as means to.
The best knowledge is that which is of greatest use
in order toour eternal happiness.
(R. C. Ch.),
orders beneath the diaconate in sacramental dignity, as acolyte, exorcist, reader, doorkeeper.–
Money order. See under
See def.12, Note. –
A merchant’s book in which orders are entered.
A book kept at headquarters, in which all orders are recorded for the information of officers and men.
A book in the House of Commons in which proposed orders must be entered.
Order in Council,
a royal order issued with and by the advice of the Privy Council.
Order of battle
the particular disposition given to the troops of an army on the field of battle.–
Order of the day,
in legislative bodies, the special business appointed for a specified day.–
Order of a differential equation
the greatest index of differentiation in the equation.–
the final instructions given to the commander of a ship of war before a cruise.–
orders sealed, and not to be opened until a certain time, or arrival at a certain place, as after a ship is at sea.–
A continuing regulation for the conduct of parliamentary business.
An order not subject to change by an officer temporarily in command.–
To give order,
to give command or directions.
To take order for,
to take charge of; to make arrangements concerning.
take order formine own affairs.
Syn. – Arrangement; management. See
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To put in order; to reduce to a methodical arrangement; to arrange in a series, or with reference to an end. Hence, to regulate; to dispose; to direct; to rule.
To him that
orderethhis conversation aright.
Ps. 1. 23.
Warriors old with
orderedspear and shield.
To give an order to; to command;
ordertroops to advance
To give an order for; to secure by an order;
ordera carriage; to
To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry.
orderedfolk be especially titled to God.
Persons presented to be
Bk. of Com. Prayer.
the command at which a rifle is brought to a position with its butt resting on the ground; also, the position taken at such a command.
To give orders; to issue commands.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Regular disposition or methodical arrangement of things; a word of extensive application; as the order of troops or parade; the order of books in a library; the order of proceedings in a legislative assembly. Order is the life of business.
Good order is the foundation of all good things.
2.Proper state; as the muskets are all in good order. When the bodily organs are in order, a person is in health; when they are out of order, he is indisposed.
3.Adherence to the point in discussion, according to established rules of debate; as, the member is not in order, that is, he wanders from the question.
4.Established mode of proceeding. The motion is not in order.
5.Regularity; settled mode of operation.
This fact could not occur in the order of nature; it is against the natural order of things.
6.Mandate; precept; command; authoritative direction. I have received an order from the commander in chief. The general gave orders to march. There is an order of council to issue letters of marque.
7.Rule; regulation; as the rules and orders of a legislative house.
8.Regular government or discipline. It is necessary for society that good order should be observed. The meeting was turbulent; it was impossible to keep order.
9.Rank; class; division of men; as the order of nobles; the order of priests; the higher orders of society; men of the lowest order; order of knights; military orders, &c.
10.A religious fraternity; as the order of Benedictines.
11.A division of natural objects, generally intermediate between class and genus. The classes, in the Linnean artificial system, are divided into orders, which include one or more genera. Linne also arranged vegetables, in his natural system, into groups of genera, called order. In the natural system of Jussieu, orders are subdivisions of classes.
12.Measures; care. Take some order for the safety and support of the soldiers.
Provide me soldiers whilst I take order for my own affairs.
13.In rhetoric, the placing of words and members in a sentence in such a manner as to contribute to force and beauty of expression, or to the clear illustration of the subject.
14.The title of certain ancient books containing the divine office and manner of its performance.
15.In architecture, a system of several members, ornaments and proportions of columns and pilasters; or a regular arrangement of the projecting parts of a building, especially of the columns, so as to form one beautiful whole. The orders are five, the Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite. The order consists of two principal members, the column, and the entablature, each of which is composed of three principal parts. Those of the column are the base, the shaft, and the capital; those of the entablature are the architrave, the frize, and the cornice. The height of the Tuscan column is 14 modules or semidiameters of the shaft at the bottom, and that os the entablature 3 1/2. The height of the Doric order is 16 modules and that of the entablature 4; that of the Ionic is 18 modules, and that of the entablature 4 1/2, that of the Corinthian order is 20 modules, and that of the entablature 5. The height of the Composite order agrees with that of the Corinthian.
In orders, set apart for the performance divine service; ordained to the work of the gospel ministry.
In order, for the purpose; to the end; as means to an end. The best knowledge is that which is of the greatest use in order to our eternal happiness.
General orders, the commands or notices which a military commander in chief issues to the troops under his command.
1.To regulate; to methodize; to systemize; to adjust; to subject to system in management and execution; as, to order domestic affairs with prudence.
2.To lead; to conduct; to subject to rules or laws.
To him that ordereth his conversation aright, will I show the salvation of God. Ps. 50.
3.to direct; to command. the general ordered his troops to advance.
4.To manage; to treat.
How shall we order the child? Judges 13.
5.To ordain. [Not used.]
6.To direct; to dispose in any particular manner.
Order my steps in thy word. Ps. 119.