Definitions for: Disorder


[n] a disturbance of the peace or of public order
[n] 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"
[n] a condition in which things are not in their expected places; "the files are in complete disorder"
[v] bring disorder to
[v] 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"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.

Synonyms: cark, disarray, disquiet, distract, perturb, trouble, unhinge, upset

Antonyms: order, order, orderliness

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