dis·or·der /(ˈ)dɪsˈɔrdɚ, (ˈ)dɪz-/ 及物動詞
1. Want of order or regular disposition; lack of arrangement; confusion; disarray; as, the troops were thrown into disorder; the papers are in disorder.
2. Neglect of order or system; irregularity.
From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part,
And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art. --Pope.
3. Breach of public order; disturbance of the peace of society; tumult.
4. Disturbance of the functions of the animal economy or of the soul; sickness; derangement. “Disorder in the body.”
Syn: -- Irregularity; disarrangement; confusion; tumult; bustle; disturbance; disease; illness; indisposition; sickness; ailment; malady; distemper. See Disease.
Dis·or·der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disordered p. pr. & vb. n. Disordering.]
1. To disturb the order of; to derange or disarrange; to throw into confusion; to confuse.
Disordering the whole frame or jurisprudence. --Burke.
The burden . . . disordered the aids and auxiliary rafters into a common ruin. --Jer. Taylor.
2. To disturb or interrupt the regular and natural functions of (either body or mind); to produce sickness or indisposition in; to discompose; to derange; as, to disorder the head or stomach.
A man whose judgment was so much disordered by party spirit. --Macaulay.
3. To depose from holy orders. [Obs.]
Syn: -- To disarrange; derange; confuse; discompose.
n 1: condition in which there is a disturbance of normal
functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for
the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time
to time" [syn: upset]
2: a condition in which things are not in their expected
places; "the files are in complete disorder" [syn: disorderliness]
[ant: orderliness, orderliness]
3: a disturbance of the peace or of public order [ant: order]
v 1: disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or
alarmed; "She was rather perturbed by the news that her
father was seriously ill" [syn: perturb, unhinge, disquiet,
trouble, cark, distract]
2: bring disorder to [syn: disarray] [ant: order]