Ar·range v. t. [imp. & p. p. Arranged; p. pr. & vb. n. Arranging ]
1. To put in proper order; to dispose (persons, or parts) in the manner intended, or best suited for the purpose; as, troops arranged for battle.
So [they] came to the market place, and there he arranged his men in the streets. --Berners.
[They] were beginning to arrange their hampers. --Boswell.
A mechanism previously arranged. --Paley.
2. To adjust or settle; to prepare; to determine; as, to arrange the preliminaries of an undertaking.
Syn: -- Adjust; adapt; range; dispose; classify.
adj 1: disposed or placed in a particular kind of order; "the
carefully arranged chessmen"; "haphazardly arranged
interlobular septa"; "comfortable chairs arranged
around the fireplace" [syn: ordered] [ant: disarranged]
2: planned in advance; "an arranged marriage"
3: deliberately arranged for effect; "one of those artfully
staged photographs" [syn: staged]