Ordering

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Order \Or"der\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Ordered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ordering}.] [From {Order}, noun]

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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ordering \Or"der*ing\, noun Disposition; distribution; management. --South.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

ordering

noun

1: logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements; "we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation" [syn: {ordering}, {order}, {ordination}]

2: the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement; "there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list" [syn: {order}, {ordering}]


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