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Disorder - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Disorder' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Disorder [ n.]
- Want of order or regular disposition; lack of arrangement; confusion; disarray; as, the troops were thrown into disorder; the papers are in disorder.
- Neglect of order or system; irregularity.
- Breach of public order; disturbance of the peace of society; tumult.
- Disturbance of the functions of the animal economy of the soul; sickness; derangement.
2 . Disorder [ v. t.]
- To disturb the order of; to derange or disarrange; to throw into confusion; to confuse.
- 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.
- To depose from holy orders.

Meaning of 'Disorder' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . disorder [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning
Example in sentence:
  • everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time;
  • the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder
Meaning (2):
- a condition in which things are not in their expected places
Example in sentence:
  • the files are in complete disorder
3 . disorder [ v]
Meaning (3):
- disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
Example in sentence:
  • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill