order [awr-der] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Synonyms:||bracket, branch, breed, cast, caste, degree, description, estate, family, feather, genre, genus, grade, hierarchy, ilk, kidney, kind, line, nature, pecking order, pigeonhole, place, position, rank, set, slot, sort, species, station, stripe, subclass, taxonomic group, type|
|Notes:||an order is being told to do something with no specific guidelines, a command is being told to do something in a specific way, and a directive is being told to do something and getting this information through channels|
be in order, become in order; form, fall in, draw up; arrrange itself, range itself, place itself; fall into one's place, take one's place, take one's rank; rally round., adjust, methodize, regulate, systematize.
in order; methodically; in turn, in its turn; step by step; by regular steps, by gradations, by stages, by intervals; seriatim, systematically, by clockwork, gradatim; at stated periods (periodically).
natura non facit saltum; "order is heaven's first law" [Pope]; "order from disorder sprung" [Paradise Lost]; ordo est parium dispariumque rerum sua loca
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