from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion.
- n. A breach of civic order or peace; a public disturbance.
- n. An ailment that affects the function of mind or body: eating disorders and substance abuse.
- transitive v. To throw into confusion or disarray.
- transitive v. To disturb the normal physical or mental health of; derange.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Absence of order; state of not being arranged in an orderly manner.
- n. A disturbance of civic peace or of public order.
- n. A physical or psychical malfunction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Want of order or regular disposition; lack of arrangement; confusion; disarray
- n. Neglect of order or system; irregularity.
- n. Breach of public order; disturbance of the peace of society; tumult.
- n. Disturbance of the functions of the animal economy or of the soul; sickness; derangement.
- transitive v. To disturb the order of; to derange or disarrange; to throw into confusion; to confuse.
- transitive v. To disturb or interrupt the regular and natural functions of (either body or mind); to produce sickness or indisposition in; to discompose; to derange.
- transitive v. To depose from holy orders.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Lack of order or regular arrangement; irregularity; indiscriminate distribution; confusion: as, the troops were thrown into disorder; the papers are in disorder.
- n. Tumult; disturbance of the peace of society; breach of public order or law.
- n. Neglect of rule; disregard of conventionality.
- n. Morbid irregularity, disturbance, or interruption of the functions of the animal economy or of the mind; physical or mental derangement; properly, a diseased state of either mind or body that does not wholly disable the faculties; but it is often applied more comprehensively.
- n. A specific or particular case of disorder; a disease; a derangement, mental or physical: as, gout is a painful disorder.
- n. Mental perturbation; temporary excitement or discomposure; agitation.
- n. Synonyms Disarrangement, disorganization, disarray, jumble.
- n. Commotion, turbulence, riotousness.
- n. 4 and Illness, ailment, complaint, malady.
- To destroy or derange the order of; derange; disturb the regular disposition or arrangement of; throw into confusion; disarrange; confuse.
- To derange the physical or mental health of; bring into a morbid condition of body or mind; indispose.
- To produce mental disturbance in; unsettle the mind of; perturb; agitate.
- To derange the natural or regular functions of; throw out of order or balance; unsettle the normal condition of: as, to disorder one's liver; his mind is disordered.
- To depose from holy orders.
- n. In logic, disagreement with every conceivable general rule whatever.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. bring disorder to
- n. a condition in which things are not in their expected places
- n. a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning
- n. a disturbance of the peace or of public order
- v. disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
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