Synonyms of order


1. order, command, bid, bidding, dictation

usage: (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. order, order of magnitude, magnitude

usage: 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"

3. order, state

usage: established customary state (especially of society); "order ruled in the streets"; "law and order"

4. ordering, order, ordination, arrangement

usage: logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements; "we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation"

5. orderliness, order, condition, status

usage: a condition of regular or proper arrangement; "he put his desk in order"; "the machine is now in working order"

6. decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript, act, enactment

usage: a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"

7. order, purchase order, commercial document, commercial instrument

usage: 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"

8. club, social club, society, guild, gild, lodge, order, association

usage: a formal association of people with similar interests; "he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"

9. order, rules of order, parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure, rule, prescript

usage: a body of rules followed by an assembly

10. Holy Order, Order, status, position

usage: (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"

11. order, monastic order, sect, religious sect, religious order

usage: a group of person living under a religious rule; "the order of Saint Benedict"

12. order, taxonomic group, taxonomic category, taxon

usage: (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families

13. order, request, asking

usage: a request for something to be made, supplied, or served; "I gave the waiter my order"; "the company's products were in such demand that they got more orders than their call center could handle"

14. order, artistic style, idiom

usage: (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. order, ordering, organization, organisation

usage: the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement; "there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list"


1. order, tell, enjoin, say, request

usage: give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"

2. order, request, bespeak, call for, quest

usage: make a request for something; "Order me some flowers"; "order a work stoppage"

3. order, prescribe, dictate, inflict, bring down, visit, impose

usage: issue commands or orders for

4. regulate, regularize, regularise, order, govern, decide, make up one's mind, determine

usage: bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"

5. order, arrange, set up

usage: bring order to or into; "Order these files"

6. order, arrange, set up

usage: place in a certain order; "order the photos chronologically"

7. ordain, consecrate, ordinate, order, invest, vest, enthrone

usage: appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"

8. arrange, set up, put, order, organize, organise

usage: arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events; "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times"

9. rate, rank, range, order, grade, place, evaluate, pass judgment, judge

usage: assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"

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Definition and meaning of order (Dictionary)