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Disorder definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DISORDER, n. [dis and order.]
1. Want of order or regular disposition; irregularity; immethodical distribution; confusion; a word of general application; as, the troops were thrown into disorder; the papers are in disorder.
2. Tumult; disturbance of the peace of society; as, the city is sometimes troubled with the disorders of its citizens.
3. Neglect of rule; irregularity.
From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part, and snatch a grace beyond the reach of art.
4. Breach of laws; violation of standing rules, or institutions.
5. Irregularity, disturbance or interruption of the functions of the animal economy; disease; distemper; sickness. [See Disease.] disorder however is more frequently used to express a slight disease.
6. Discomposure of the mind; turbulence of passions.
7. Irregularity in the functions of the brain; derangement of the intellect or reason.
1. To break order; to derange; to disturb any regular disposition or arrangement of things; to put out of method; to throw into confusion; to confuse; applicable to every thing susceptible of order.
2. To disturb or interrupt the natural functions of the animal economy; to produce sickness or indisposition; as, to disorder the head or stomach.
3. To discompose or disturb the mind; to ruffle.
4. To disturb the regular operations of reason; to derange; as, the mans reason is disordered.
5. To depose from holy orders. [Unusual.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a physical 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: disorder, upset]
2: a condition in which things are not in their expected places; "the files are in complete disorder" [syn: disorderliness, disorder] [ant: order, 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, disorder]
2: bring disorder to [syn: disorder, disarray] [ant: order]

Merriam Webster's

I. transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. to disturb the order of 2. to disturb the regular or normal functions of II. noun Date: 1523 1. lack of order <clothes in disorder> 2. breach of the peace or public order <troubled times marked by social disorders> 3. an abnormal physical or mental condition <a liver disorder> <a personality disorder>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a lack of order; confusion. 2 a riot; a commotion. 3 Med. a usu. minor ailment or disease. --v.tr. 1 throw into confusion; disarrange. 2 Med. put out of good health; upset. Etymology: ME, alt. after ORDER v. of earlier disordain f. OF desordener (as DIS-, ORDAIN)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(disorders) 1. A disorder is a problem or illness which affects someone's mind or body. ...a rare nerve disorder that can cause paralysis of the arms. = complaint N-VAR: usu with supp 2. Disorder is a state of being untidy, badly prepared, or badly organized. The emergency room was in disorder... = confusion N-UNCOUNT: oft in N 3. Disorder is violence or rioting in public. He called on the authorities to stop public disorder... = unrest N-VAR: usu supp N

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. 1. Confusion, derangement, disarrangement, disarray, disorganization, irregularity, jumble, want of order. 2. Tumult, disturbance, commotion, riot. 3. Turbulence, tumultuousness, riotousness. 4. Distemper, complaint, malady, sickness, disease, ail, ailment, indisposition. II. v. a. 1. Derange, disarrange, disturb, discompose, confuse, unsettle, disorganize, upset, throw into confusion, turn topsy-turvy, put out of place. 2. Impair the functions of, produce disease in.

Moby Thesaurus

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