Order vs Clew - What's the difference?

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Order is a related term of clew.


As nouns the difference between order and clew

is that order is , command while clew is (obsolete) a roughly spherical mass or body.

As a verb clew is

to roll into a ball.

order

English

(wikipedia order)

Alternative forms

* ordre (obsolete)

Noun

  • (uncountable) Arrangement, disposition, sequence.
  • (uncountable) The state of being well arranged.
  • The house is in order'''; the machinery is out of '''order .
  • Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet.
  • to preserve order in a community or an assembly
  • (countable) A command.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1907, author=
  • , title=The Dust of Conflict , chapter=30 citation , passage=It was by his order the shattered leading company flung itself into the houses when the Sin Verguenza were met by an enfilading volley as they reeled into the calle.}}
  • (countable) A request for some product or service; a commission to purchase, sell, or supply goods.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=An internet of airborne things, date=2012-12-01, volume=405, issue=8813, page=3 (Technology Quarterly), magazine=(The Economist) citation
  • , passage=A farmer could place an order for a new tractor part by text message and pay for it by mobile money-transfer.}}
  • (countable) A group of religious adherents, especially monks or nuns, set apart within their religion by adherence to a particular rule or set of principles; as, the Jesuit Order.
  • (countable) An association of knights; as, the Order of the Garter, the Order of the Bath.
  • any group of people with common interests.
  • (countable) A decoration, awarded by a government, a dynastic house, or a religious body to an individual, usually for distinguished service to a nation or to humanity.
  • (countable, biology, taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below class and above family; a taxon at that rank.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katie L. Burke
  • , title= In the News , volume=101, issue=3, page=193, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Bats host many high-profile viruses that can infect humans, including severe acute respiratory syndrome and Ebola. A recent study explored the ecological variables that may contribute to bats’ propensity to harbor such zoonotic diseases by comparing them with another order of common reservoir hosts: rodents.}}
  • A number of things or persons arranged in a fixed or suitable place, or relative position; a rank; a row; a grade; especially, a rank or class in society; a distinct character, kind, or sort.
  • the higher or lower orders of society
    talent of a high order
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • They are in equal order to their several ends.
  • * Granville
  • Various orders various ensigns bear.
  • * Hawthorne
  • which, to his order of mind, must have seemed little short of crime.
  • An ecclesiastical grade or rank, as of deacon, priest, or bishop; the office of the Christian ministry; often used in the plural.
  • to take orders''', or to take '''holy orders , that is, to enter some grade of the ministry
  • (architecture) The disposition of a column and its component parts, and of the entablature resting upon it, in classical architecture; hence (as the column and entablature are the characteristic features of classical architecture) a style or manner of architectural designing.
  • (cricket) The sequence in which a side’s batsmen bat; the batting order.
  • (electronics) a power of polynomial function in an electronic circuit’s block, such as a filter, an amplifier, etc.
  • * a 3-stage cascade of a 2nd-order bandpass Butterworth filter.
  • (chemistry) The overall power of the rate law of a chemical reaction, expressed as a polynomial function of concentrations of reactants and products.
  • (mathematics) The cardinality, or number of elements in a set or related structure.
  • (graph theory) The number of vertices in a graph.
  • (order theory) A partially ordered set.
  • (order theory) The relation on a partially ordered set that determines that it in fact a partially ordered set.
  • (mathematics) The sum of the exponents on the variables in a monomial, or the highest such among all monomials in a polynomial.
  • Quotations

    * 1611 — 1:1 *: Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us... * Donald Knuth. Volume 3: ''Sorting and Searching, Addison-Wesley, 1973, chapter 8: *: Since only two of our tape drives were in working order', I was '''ordered''' to '''order''' more tape units in short '''order''', in '''order''' to '''order''' the data several ' orders of magnitude faster.

    Antonyms

    * chaos

    Derived terms

    * alphabetical order * antisocial behaviour order * Anton Piller order * apple-pie order * back-to-work order * bottom order * court order * doctor's orders * Doric order * executive order * first order stream * fraternal birth order * gagging order * Groceries Order * in order / in order to * in short order * infra-order * interim order * last orders * law-and-order * Mary Bell order * mendicant order * middle order * moral order * New World Order * on the order of * order in council * Order of Australia * order of magnitude * order of operations * order of precedence * order of the day * order stream * out of order * partial order * pecking order * place an order * put one's house in order * purchase order * religious order * restraining order * second order stream * short order * standing order * stop-loss order * superorder * tall order * third order stream * total order * well-order * working order * z-order

    See also

    *

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To set in some sort of order.
  • To arrange, set in proper order.
  • To issue a command to.
  • to order troops to advance
  • To request some product or service; to secure by placing an order.
  • to order groceries
  • To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry.
  • * Book of Common Prayer
  • persons presented to be ordered deacons
    Synonyms
    * (arrange into some sort of order) sort, rank

    Derived terms

    * just what the doctor ordered * made-to-order * mail-order * order of magnitude * order out * well-order

    Statistics

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    clew

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A roughly spherical mass or body.
  • * c. 1600 , , tr. Richard Surflet, Maison Rustique, or, The Countrie Farme :
  • If the whole troupe be diuided into many clewes , or round bunches, you need not then doubt but that there are many kings.
  • * 1796 , , The Narrative of a Five Years Expedition against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam :
  • Both these creatures, by forming themselves in a clew , have often more the appearance of excrescences in the bark, than that of animals.
  • (archaic) A ball of thread or yarn.
  • * c. 1604-5 , , All's Well That Ends Well , Act 1, Scene 3:
  • If it be ?o, you have wound a goodly clew :
    If it be not, for?wear't: howe'er, I charge thee,
  • * 1831 , :
  • A rare, precious, and never interrupted race of philosophers to whom wisdom, like another Ariadne, seems to have given a clew of thread which they have been walking along unwinding since the beginning of the world, through the labyrinth of human affairs.
  • * 1889 , ":
  • The Fairy Paribanou was at that time very hard at work, and, as she had several clews' of thread by her, she took up one, and, presenting it to Prince Ahmed, said: "First take this ' clew of thread...
  • * 1962 , , Pale Fire :
  • on one side of her lay a pair of carpet slippers and on the other a ball of red wool, the leading filament of which she would tug at every now and then with the immemorial elbow jerk of a Zemblan knitter to give a turn to her yarn clew and slacken the thread.
  • Yarn or thread as used to guide one's way through a maze or labyrinth; a guide, a clue.
  • *
  • Therto have I a remedie in my thoght,
    That, by a clewe of twyne, as he hath goon,
    The same wey he may returne anoon,
    Folwing alwey the threed, as he hath come.
  • * 1766 , , The Sermons of Mr. Yorick :
  • With this clew , let us endeavour to unravel this character of Herod as here given.
  • * 1841 , , The Murders in the Rue Morgue :
  • To this horrible mystery there is not as yet, we believe, the slightest clew .
  • * 1870 , , History of the Norman Conquest :
  • We may here have lighted on the clew to the great puzzle.
  • * 1917 , :
  • They had followed immediately behind him, thinking it barely possible that his actions might prove a clew to my whereabouts...
  • * 1923 , :
  • And I brought the only clew to be found.
  • * 1926 , Robertus Love, The Rise and Fall of Jesse James , University of Nebraska, 1990:
  • Not often did Jesse James leave a clew to his identity when he galloped away from a crime of violence, back into the mysterious Nowhere whence he came.
  • (nautical) The lower corner(s) of a sail to which a sheet is attached for trimming the sail (adjusting its position relative to the wind); the metal loop or cringle in the corner of the sail, to which the sheet is attached. On a triangular sail, the clew is the trailing corner relative to the wind direction.
  • * 1858 , Walter Mitchell,
  • 'Mid the rattle of blocks and the tramp of the crew,
    Hisses the rain of the rushing squall;
    The sails are aback from clew' to ' clew ,
    And now is the moment for "MAINSAIL, HAUL!"
  • * 1858 , The Atlantic Monthly , "":
  • "Clew'" is Saxon; "garnet" (from granato, a fruit) is Italian,—that is, the garnet- or pomegranate-shaped block fastened to the ' clew or corner of the courses, and hence the rope running through the block.
  • * 1894 , :
  • I went over and asked him to let down the clews or corners of the mainsail, which had been drawn up in order to lessen the useless flapping of the sail against the rigging.
  • * 1901 , :
  • "Run aft, Haldane, and you too, Spokeshave. Loosen the bunt of the mizzen-trysail and haul at the clew . That’ll bring her up to the wind fast enough, if the sail only stands it!"
  • (in the plural) The sheets so attached to a sail.
  • * 1913 ,
  • The canvas running up in a proud sweep,
    Wind-wrinkled at the clews , and white like lint,
  • (nautical, in the plural) The cords suspending a hammock.
  • * 2000 , Ralph W Danklefsen, The Navy I Remember , Xlibris 2000, p. 21:
  • He taught us how to attach the clews to the ends of the hammock and then lash it between jack stays.
  • * 1864 , Andrew Forrester, The Female Detective :
  • Now, the fact is, I had started because I thought I saw the end of a good clew .
  • * 1910 , "Duck Eats Yeast," The Yakima Herald :
  • Telltale marks around the pan of yeast gave him a clew to the trouble.
  • * Macaulay
  • The clew , without which it was perilous to enter the vast and intricate maze of Continental politics, was in his hands.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to roll into a ball
  • (nautical) (transitive and intransitive) to raise the lower corner(s) of (a sail)
  • See also

    * clew-garnet * clef * clue