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.
v 1: put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on
the shelves in chronological order" [syn: set up]
2: make arrangements for; "Can you arrange a meeting with the
President?" [syn: fix up]
3: plan, organize, and carry out (an event) [syn: stage, bring
4: set (printed matter) into a specific format; "Format this
letter so it can be printed out" [syn: format]
5: arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding" [syn:
dress, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure]
6: adapt for performance in a different way; "set this poem to
music" [syn: set]
7: arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc.; "arrange my
schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with
those of bygone times" [syn: set up, put, order]