Dis*or"der (?), n. [Pref. dis- +
order: cf. F. désordre.] 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;
From vulgar bounds with brave disorder
And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art.
3. Breach of public order; disturbance of the
peace of society; tumult. Shak.
4. Disturbance of the functions of the animal
economy or 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.
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
Disordering the whole frame or
The burden . . . disordered the aids and
auxiliary rafters into a common ruin. Jer.
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.]
Syn. -- To disarrange; derange; confuse; discompose.