ordering


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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            To him that ordereth his conversation aright. --Ps.
                                                  1. 23.
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            Warriors old with ordered spear and shield.
                                                  --Milton.
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   2. To give an order to; to command; as, to order troops to
      advance.
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   3. To give an order for; to secure by an order; as, to order
      a carriage; to order groceries.
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   4. (Eccl.) To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive
      into the ranks of the ministry.
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            These ordered folk be especially titled to God.
                                                  --Chaucer.
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            Persons presented to be ordered deacons. --Bk. of
                                                  Com. Prayer.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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