Synonyms for 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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