Order

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From Middle English ordre, from Template:Fro {{ Template:Fro/script |[[ordre#Template:Fro|ordre]]|face=term|lang=fro}}, {{ Template:Fro/script |[[ordne#Template:Fro|ordne]]|face=term|lang=fro}}, {{ Template:Fro/script |[[ordene#Template:Fro|ordene]]|face=term|lang=fro}} (order, rank), from {{la|ōrdinem}}, accusative of [[ōrdō#|ōrdō]] (row, rank, regular arrangement, literally row of threads in a loom), from Template:Proto:itc-pro {{itc-pro|*ored(h)-||to arrange}}, of unknown origin. Related to [[ōrdior#|ōrdior]] (begin, literally begin to weave). In sense “request for purchase”, compare {{en|bespoke}}.

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Noun

Order (plural [[~#|~]])
  1. (Articlesuncountable) Arrangement, disposition, sequence.
  2. (Articlesuncountable) The state of being well arranged.
    The house is in order; the machinery is out of order.
  3. Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet.
    to preserve order in a community or an assembly
  4. (Articlescountable) A command.
  5. (Articlescountable) A request for some product or service; a commission to purchase, sell, or supply goods.
  6. (Articlescountable) A group of religious adherents, especially monks or nuns, set apart within their religion by adherence to a particular rule or set of principles; as, the Jesuit Order.
  7. (Articlescountable) An association of knights; as, the Order of the Garter, the Order of the Bath.
  8. any group of people with common interests.
  9. (Articlescountable) A decoration, awarded by a government, a dynastic house, or a religious body to an individual, usually for distinguished service to a nation or to humanity.
  10. (ArticlescountableArticles,
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) A rank in the classification of organisms, below class and above family; a taxon at that rank.
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  2. 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 distinct character, kind, or sort.
    the higher or lower orders of society
    talent of a high order
    • Jeremy Taylor
      They are in equal order to their several ends.
    • Granville
      Various orders various ensigns bear.
    • Hawthorne
      .{{#invoke:String|rep| .|2}} which, to his order of mind, must have seemed little short of crime.
  3. An ecclesiastical grade or rank, as of deacon, priest, or bishop; the office of the Christian ministry; often used in the plural.
    to take orders, or to take holy orders, that is, to enter some grade of the ministry
  4. (Articlesarchitecture) 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.
  5. (Articlescricket) The sequence in which a side’s batsmen bat; the batting order.
  6. (Articleselectronics) a power of polynomial function in an electronic circuit’s block, such as a filter, an amplifier, etc.
    • a 3-stage cascade of a 2nd-order bandpass Butterworth filter.
  7. (Articles
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) The overall power of the rate law of a chemical reaction, expressed as a polynomial function of concentrations of reactants and products.
  1. (Articles
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) The cardinality, or number of elements in a set or related structure.
  1. (Articlesgraph theory) The number of vertices in a graph.
  2. (Articlesorder theory) A partially ordered set.
  3. (Articlesorder theory) The relation on a partially ordered set that determines that it in fact a partially ordered set.
  4. (Articles
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) The sum of the exponents on the variables in a monomial, or the highest such among all monomials in a polynomial.

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Verb

Order (third-person singular simple present [[Orders#|Orders]], present participle [[Ordering#|Ordering]], simple past and past participle [[Ordered#|Ordered]])
  1. To set in some sort of order.
  2. To arrange, set in proper order.
  3. To issue a command to.
    to order troops to advance
  4. To request some product or service; to secure by placing an order.
    to order groceries
  5. To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry.
    • Book of Common Prayer
      persons presented to be ordered deacons
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German

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Polish

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Swedish

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Template:Sv-noun

  1. an [[order#|order]]; a command
  2. an order; a request for some product or service

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