1. (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed;
- "the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London"
2. a degree in a continuum of size or quantity;
- "it was on the order of a mile"
- "an explosion of a low order of magnitude"
- synonym： order of magnitude
3. established customary state (especially of society);
- "order ruled in the streets"
- "law and order"
- antonym： disorder
4. logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements;
5. a condition of regular or proper arrangement;
6. a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge);
7. a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities;
- "IBM received an order for a hundred computers"
- synonym： purchase order
8. a formal association of people with similar interests;
9. a body of rules followed by an assembly
10. (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy;
- "theologians still disagree over whether `bishop' should or should not be a separate order"
- synonym： holy order
11. a group of person living under a religious rule;
- "the order of Saint Benedict"
- synonym： monastic order
12. (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families
13. a request for food or refreshment (as served in a restaurant or bar etc.);
- "I gave the waiter my order"
14. (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
15. putting in order;
- "there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list"
- synonym： ordering
1. give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority;
2. make a request for something;
- "Order me some flowers"
- "order a work stoppage"
3. issue commands or orders for
4. bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations;
5. bring order to or into;
6. place in a certain order;
- "order these files"
7. appoint to a clerical posts;
8. arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc.;
9. assign a rank or rating to;