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Noun: ordering  or-du-ring
  1. Logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements
    - order, ordination
  2. The act of putting things in a sequential arrangement
    "there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list";
    - order
  3. The process or act of making an order for something
Verb: order  or-du(r)
  1. Give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
    "She ordered him to do the shopping";
    - tell, enjoin, say
  2. Make a request for something
    "Order me some flowers"; "order a work stoppage"
  3. Issue commands or orders for
    - prescribe, dictate
  4. Bring into conformity with rules, principles or usage; impose regulations
    "We cannot order the way people dress";
    - regulate, regularize, regularise [Brit], govern
  5. Bring order to or into
    "Order these files"
  6. Place in a certain order
    "order the photos chronologically"
  7. Appoint to a clerical post
    "he was ordered in the Church";
    - ordain, consecrate, ordinate
  8. Organize thoughts, ideas, or temporal events
    "order my schedule";
    - arrange, set up, put
  9. Assign a rank or rating to
    "The restaurant is ordered highly in the food guide";
    - rate, rank, range, grade, place

Derived forms: orderings

Type of: arrange, arrangement, ask for, bespeak, bring down, call for, decide, determine, enthrone, evaluate, impose, inflict, invest, judge, make up one's mind, obtrude, organisation [Brit], organise [Brit], organization, organize, pass judgment, quest, request, set up, vest, visit

Antonym: disorder

Encyclopedia: Ordering

Order, Lawfulness, Justice