Order in a sentence

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Definition of Order

  • Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system
  • 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.
  • Right arrangement; a normal, correct, or fit condition; as, the house is in order; the machinery is out of order.
  • The customary mode of procedure; established system, as in the conduct of debates or the transaction of business; usage; custom; fashion.
  • Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet; as, to preserve order in a community or an assembly.
  • That which prescribes a method of procedure; a rule or regulation made by competent authority; as, the rules and orders of the senate.
  • A command; a mandate; a precept; a direction.
  • 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; as, orders for blankets are large.
  • 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 orders of society; talent of a high order.
  • 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; as, the Order of the Bath; the Franciscan order.
  • 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.
  • An assemblage of genera having certain important characters in common; as, the Carnivora and Insectivora are orders of Mammalia.
  • The placing of words and members in a sentence in such a manner as to contribute to force and beauty or clearness of expression.
  • Rank; degree; thus, the order of a curve or surface is the same as the degree of its equation.
  • 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 give an order to; to command; as, to order troops to advance.
  • To give an order for; to secure by an order; as, to order a carriage; to order groceries.
  • To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry.
  • To give orders; to issue commands.
  • the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement
  • (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
  • a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
  • a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities
  • a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
  • a body of rules followed by an assembly
  • (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
  • a request for something to be made, supplied, or served
  • (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families
  • a group of person living under a religious rule
  • a formal association of people with similar interests
  • logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements
  • (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy
  • established customary state (especially of society)
  • a condition of regular or proper arrangement
  • place in a certain order
  • bring order to or into
  • assign a rank or rating to
  • arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events
  • make a request for something
  • give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
  • issue commands or orders for
  • appoint to a clerical posts
  • bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations

How to use order in a sentence. Order pronunciation.

Ebn Ezra Bey had gone upon his own business to Fazougli, the tropical Siberia of Egypt, to liberate, by order of Prince Kaid,-and at a high price-a relative banished there.
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But after other conquests there have been peace and order and law.
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The consuls and agents of all the nations save one were in brilliant uniform, and pashas, generals, and great officials were splendid in gold braid and lace, and wore flashing Orders on their breasts.
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Ah, the green fields, the soft grey skies, the quiet vale, the brave, self- respecting, toiling millions, the beautiful sense of law and order and goodness!
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I have given orders and they have not been fulfilled-Nahoum.
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The black slave entered, received an order, and disappeared.
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Since thou must die, wilt thou not order it after thine own choice?
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To look into our _Modern Plays_, and there to see the Differences of Good and Evil confounded, Prophaneness, Irreligion, and Unlawful Love, made the masterly Stroaks of the _fine Gentleman_; Swearing, Cursing, and Blaspheming, the Graces of his Conversation; and Unchristian Revenge, to consummate the Character of the _Hero_; Sharpness and Poignancy of Wit exerted with the greatest Vigor against the _Holy Order_; in short, Religion and all that is Sacred, Burlesqu'd and Ridicul'd; To see this, I say, and withall, to reflect upon the fatal Effects which these things have already had, and how much worse are likely to follow, if not timely prevented, cannot but fill the Minds of all good Men with very dismal Apprehensions.
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Next day we came back to build a house-for a house was also necessary, in order to hold the property.
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Swearing, drinking and card playing were the order of the day, and occasionally a fight was thrown in for variety.
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And therefore gives up herself intirely to the Conduct of this Old Bawd: Who told her she would acquaint the Gentleman that had so great a Passion for her; that he was not unacceptable to her, and order him to pass by the door, to and fro, several times the next day, that so she might see him out of her Chamber-Window, after which Interview, they wou'd concert the measures that were to be taken, in order to their coming together.
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And then she cou'd the better tell her whether she cou'd order Matters so as to comport therewith.
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This Letter she sent by a special Messenger, with order to deliver it only into his own hand, which was done accordingly.
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Some Men (and so some Women too) have greater Stomachs, and some less, as Nature orders it; and if their Diet be'nt proportion'd according to their Stomachs, some may be Surfeited, and others Starv'd.
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I shall go now, and set the room behind the kitchen in order for you; there is no window there through which men in sheepskin can get in to my house.
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Phoebicius gave her a long start, for after having arranged her prison he remained some time in the little room behind the kitchen, not in order to give her time, collect his thoughts or to reflect on his future action, but simply because he felt utterly exhausted.
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Thus run the orders which I brought with me from Rome.
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The law put the anchorite absolutely into the power of the outraged husband, but Phoebicius did not seem disposed to avail himself of his rights, and nothing but contempt and loathing were perceptible in his tone, as he said: "A man who takes hold of a mangy dog in order to punish him, only dirties his hand.
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Take my word for it, I know the man and his fellow-men; he actually knows nothing of where your wife is hiding, and you are only wasting the time and strength which you would do better to save, in order to search for Sirona.
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By this time he had quite recovered himself, and he went towards the cliff in order to find a cavern that he knew of, and that was empty-for its gray-headed inhabitant had died some weeks since.
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Examples of Order

Example #1
David had not yet been fortunate with his own business-the settlement of his Uncle Benn's estate-though the last stages of negotiation with the Prince Pasha seemed to have been reached.
Example #2
David had now been in the country six months, rapidly perfecting his knowledge of Arabic, speaking it always to his servant Mahommed Hassan, whom he had picked from the streets.
Example #3
As he made his way down the hillside again he fell to thinking upon all Faith had written.
Example #4
The return of the drunken chair-maker made a deep impression on him-almost as deep as the waking dreams he had had of his uncle calling him.
Example #5
David had been asked for half-past eight o'clock, and he was there on the instant; yet here was every one assembled, the Prince Pasha included.
Example #6
He was a curious figure in those surroundings.