Hypertext Webster Gateway: "ordered"

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

Order \Or"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ordered}; p pr. & vb. n.
{Ordering}.] [From {Order}, n.]
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.

2. To give an order to; to command; as, to order troops to

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.

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 but resting on the ground; also,
the position taken at such a command.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: having a systematic arrangement; especially having elements
succeeding in order according to rule; "an ordered
sequence" [ant: {disordered}]
2: marked by system or regularity or discipline; "a quiet
ordered house"; "an orderly universe"; "a well regulated
life" [syn: {orderly}, {regulated}]
3: disposed or placed in a particular kind of order; "the
carefully arranged chessmen"; "haphazardly arranged
interlobular septa"; "comfortable chairs arranged around
the fireplace" [syn: {arranged}] [ant: {disarranged}]
4: marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent
relation of parts; "a logical argument"; "the orderly
presentation" [syn: {consistent}, {logical}, {orderly}]

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