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order (biology)

Definition:

a taxonomic group containing one or more families

Class:

group noun (groupings of people and objects)

Derivative:

ordinal

Plural:

orders

Member of:

class » phylum » kingdom

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

O. [acronym] | O [acronym] | o. [acronym] | ord. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

"body of persons living under a religious discipline", from Old French ordre...
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Definition references  (+images)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

order [architecture] | order of architecture [synonym]

any of several styles of classical or Neoclassical architecture that are defined by the particular type of column and entablature they use as a basic ... (25 of 1396 words, 7 images)

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Merriam-Webster:

order [entry 1, verb] | ordered [past tense] | ordering [present participle] | arrange [synonym, sense-specific] | regulate [synonym, sense-specific] | command [synonym, sense-specific] | ordain [synonym, sense-specific] | destine [synonym, sense-specific] | array [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to put in order; "arrange" | to give an order to; "command" ; "destine", "ordain" ; to command to go or come to a specified place ; to give an order ... (30 of 397 words, 4 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations, 1 image)

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order [entry 2, noun] | in order | in order to | on order | on the order of | to order | orders [plural] | rank [synonym, sense-specific] | command [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a group of people united in a formal way: as ; a fraternal society ; a ... | any of the several grades of the Christian ministry ; "orders": the ... (29 of 763 words, 17 definitions, 21 usage examples, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Random House Dictionary:

order | Order [sense-specific] | orders [sense-specific] | a tall order [sense-specific] | call to order [sense-specific] | in order [sense-specific] | in order that [sense-specific] | in order to [sense-specific] | in short order [sense-specific] | ...

an authoritative direction or instruction; command; mandate. | a command of a court or judge. | a command or notice issued by a military organization ... (23 of 1193 words, 56 definitions, 38 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

order | Order | that | Order! Order! | orders | the order | order someone about/around | by order | in order | ...

the arrangement or disposition of people or things in relation to each other according to a particular sequence, pattern, or method | a state in which ... (25 of 1152 words, 62 definitions, 47 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Collins Dictionary:

order | the order [sense-specific] | a tall order [sense-specific] | in order [sense-specific] | in order to [sense-specific] | in order that [sense-specific] | keep order [sense-specific] | of the order of [sense-specific] | on order [sense-specific] | ...

a state in which all components or elements are arranged logically, comprehensibly, or naturally | an arrangement or disposition of things in ... (21 of 1150 words, 48 definitions, 18 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

order | orders [plural] | in order | in order for someone/something to do something | in order that | of/in the order of something | the order of the day | Order! Order! | out of order

[countable/uncountable] the way in which a set of things is arranged or done, so that it's clear which thing is first, second, third etc | [countable] ... (25 of 936 words, 21 definitions, 42 usage examples, pronunciation)

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order [verb] | ordered [past tense] | ordering [present participle] | orders [3rd-person singular present] | order someone a taxi

[transitive] to tell someone to do something, or to say that something should be done, in a way that shows you have authority | ... (23 of 218 words, 4 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

order | ordered [past tense] | ordering [present participle] | orders [3rd-person singular present] | orderer [noun, related]

A condition of logical or comprehensible arrangement among the separate elements of a group. | A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement ... (21 of 585 words, 40 definitions, 14 usage examples, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

order | orderer [noun, related]

social position; rank in the community | a state of peace and serenity; observance of the law; orderly conduct | the sequence or arrangement of things ... (24 of 507 words, 26 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

order | ordered [past tense] | ordering [present participle] | orders [3rd-person singular present] | ordre [obsolete, sense-specific] | sort [synonym, sense-specific] | rank [synonym, sense-specific] | chaos [antonym, sense-specific]

[uncountable] Arrangement, disposition, sequence. | [uncountable] The state of being well arranged. | [countable] A command. | [countable] A request for some product or service. | [countable] A group of religious adherents, especially monks or nuns,... (32 of 355 words, 20 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

classification | category | division | family | genus | kingdom | nomenclature, biological | biological nomenclature | order | ...

in biology, the systematic categorization of organisms into a coherent scheme. The original purpose of biological classification, or systematics, was ... (20 of 285 words)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

order [entry 1] | be on order | do/make something to order | do something to order | make something to order

a request to make, supply or deliver food or goods | a product or a meal which has been requested by a customer | "be on order": If something is on ... (29 of 110 words, 4 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

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order [entry 2]

the way in which people or things are arranged, either in relation to one another or according to a particular characteristic (21 of 80 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

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order [entry 3] | be under orders

something you are told to do by someone else and which you must do | "be under orders": to have been told that you must do something by someone in ... (29 of 122 words, 3 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciations)

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order [entry 4] | in order (for someone/something) to | in order to | in order for someone to | in order for something to | in order that something

("in order that sth") with the aim of achieving something (10 of 48 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

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order [entry 5] | leave/put something in order | leave something in order | put something in order

when everything is arranged in its correct place | "leave/put sth in order": to organize something well (16 of 71 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

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order [entry 6]

the state of working correctly or of being suitable for use (11 of 42 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

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order [entry 7] | Order! Order!

a situation in which rules are obeyed and people do what they are expected to do | "Order! Order!": [formal] an expression used in parliament or a ... (26 of 116 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

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order [entry 8]

a social or political system (5 of 29 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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order [entry 9]

a group of people who join together for religious or similar reasons and live according to particular rules (18 of 35 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

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order [entry 10, singular + singular or plural verb]

a group which people are made members of as a reward for services they have done for their country (19 of 41 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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order [entry 11] | of the order of | in the order of

the type or size of something | "of the order of": ([British] "in the order of") approximately (16 of 57 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

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order [entry 12, specialized]

(used in the classification of plants and animals) a group of related plants or animals (15 of 33 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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order [entry 13]

to ask for something to be made, supplied or delivered, especially in a restaurant or shop (16 of 52 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

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order [entry 14]

If a person in authority orders someone to do something, or orders something to be done, they tell someone to do it (22 of 53 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/order 14

order [entry 15]

to arrange a group of people or things in a list from first to last (15 of 30 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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Wikipedia:

O

the fifteenth letter and a vowel in the ISO basic Latin alphabet. Its graphic form has also remained fairly constant from Phoenician times until today. The name of the Phoenician letter was ʿeyn, meaning "eye", and indeed its shape originates simply... (41 of 838 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Encarta Dictionary:

order | orders [plural] | ordered [past tense] | ordering [present participle]

an instruction to do something | the way in which several items are arranged, as an indication of their relative importance or size or when each will ... (26 of 845 words, 31 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861697387​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

order

First use: early 13th century

Origin: "body of persons living under a religious discipline", from Old French ordre (11th century), from earlier ordene, from Latin ... (22 of 205 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

order | ordered [past tense] | ordering [present participle] | orders [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English ordre, from Old French ordre, ordne, ordene ("order, rank"), from Latin ōrdinem, accusative of ōrdō ("row, rank, regular arrangement", literally "row of threads in a loom"), from Proto-Italic ... (30 of 45 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

order

Origin: Old French ordre from Latin ordo (generally ordinis), straight row, regular series, akin to ordiri, to lay the warp, hence ... (20 of 35 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

order | ordered [past tense] | ordering [present participle] | orders [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English ordre, from Old French, variant of ordene, from Latin ōrdō, ōrdin-; see ar- in Indo-European roots.

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Oxford Dictionary:

order | Order | that | Order! Order! | orders | the order | order someone about/around

Origin: Middle English: from Old French ordre, from Latin ordo, ordin- "row, series, rank"

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Collins Dictionary:

order

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Old French ordre, from Latin ordō

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Merriam-Webster:

order [entry 1, verb] | ordered [past tense] | ordering [present participle]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English, from ordre, noun

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/order

order [entry 2, noun]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French ordre, from Medieval Latin and Latin; Medieval Latin ordin-, ordo ecclesiastical order, from ... (19 of 32 etymology words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

order | orders [plural] | ordered [past tense] | ordering [present participle]

First use: 13th century

Origin: French ordre from Latin ordin-, stem of ordo

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861697387​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

order | ordered [past tense] | ordering [present participle] | orders [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "order"

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Collins Dictionary:

order

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "order"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

order [noun] | orders [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "order"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/order

order [verb] | ordered [past tense] | ordering [present participle] | orders [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "order"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

order | orders [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "order"

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order [verb] | ordered [past tense] | ordering [present participle] | orders [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "order"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

order [entry 3]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "order"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "order"

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the Free Dictionary:

order

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "order"

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Google Dictionary:

order | orders [plural] | ordered [past tense] | ordering [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "order"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

order

Audio: North American pronunciation of "order"

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YourDictionary Audio:

order

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freedictionary.org:

Order

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