order-v; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: give a command to someone

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent[human]] ORDER NP2[patient[animate]] [predicate] where NP1 has some authority over NP2

She ordered him to do the shopping.
He had been ordered to appear at Korumburra Magistrates Court.
Ferretti ordered her to continue taking her medication while in jail.
Then he appointed a commander for each division and ordered them to surround the city.
The victim says that the owner ordered the dogs to attack.

VerbNet: order-60-1
FrameNet: Sentencing
PropBank: order.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3, 4

Sense Number 2: request something to be made, supplied, or delivered

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent[human]] ORDER NP2
NOTE: may also follow syntactic frame of sense 1, as in "massage therapist" example below-- but this is obviously a request for a service, not a command!

Germania, a charter airline, ordered three 737-300s, doubling its fleet.
I just ordered pizza from panhandle pizza.
You can order flowers online 24 hours a day.
And I have ordered a massage therapist to give you a special rub down with sun screen.

VerbNet: get-13.5.1
FrameNet: Request
PropBank: order.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: organize

I then realized that I'd ordered the files incorrectly in my guesses.
I ordered the papers before the meeting, but forgot to bring them.
This version has re-ordered the guidelines in a more logical way.
We have conceptualized and ordered the world in a certain way.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5, 6, 8, 9

Sense Number 4: appoint to clerical posts

Commentary: meaning "ordain, consecrate, ordinate" as in belonging to a religious order

*No examples found.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7