定序; 排序; 次序
Or·der v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ordered p. pr. & vb. n. Ordering.]
1. To put in order; to reduce to a methodical arrangement; to arrange in a series, or with reference to an end. Hence, to regulate; to dispose; to direct; to rule.
To him that ordereth his conversation aright. --Ps. 1. 23.
Warriors old with ordered spear and shield. --Milton.
2. To give an order to; to command; as, to order troops to advance.
3. To give an order for; to secure by an order; as, to order a carriage; to order groceries.
4. Eccl. To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry.
These ordered folk be especially titled to God. --Chaucer.
Persons presented to be ordered deacons. --Bk. of Com. Prayer.
Order arms Mil., the command at which a rifle is brought to a position with its butt resting on the ground; also, the position taken at such a command.
Or·der·ing, n. Disposition; distribution; management.
n 1: logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements;
"we shall consider these questions in the inverse order
of their presentation" [syn: order, ordination]
2: putting in order; "there were mistakes in the ordering of
items on the list" [syn: order]