Hypertext Webster Gateway: "disorder"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Disorder \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.

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.] --Dryden.

Syn: To disarrange; derange; confuse; discompose.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Disorder \Dis*or"der\, n. [Pref. dis- + order: cf. F.
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. --Shak.

4. Disturbance of the functions of the animal economy 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}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

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}]

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