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disorder


  3  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
  --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.]  --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. 
  d['e]sordre.] 
  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.'' 
  --Locke. 
 
  Syn:  Irregularity;  disarrangement;  confusion;  tumult;  bustle; 
  disturbance;  disease;  illness;  indisposition;  sickness; 
  ailment;  malady;  distemper.  See  {Disease}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disorder 
  n  1:  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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