Etymology
Advertisement
command (n.)

c. 1400, "an order, a command; what is commanded or ordered," from Old French comand (14c.), from comander "to order, to entrust" (see command (v.)). Meaning "control, right or authority to order or compel obedience" is from mid-15c. Meaning "power of control, mastery" (of a situation, a language, etc.) is from 1640s.

Related entries & more 
Advertisement
dispose (v.)

late 14c., disposen, "set in order, place in a particular order; give direction or tendency to; incline the mind or heart of," from Old French disposer (13c.) "arrange, order, control, regulate" (influenced in form by poser "to place"), from Latin disponere "put in order, arrange, distribute," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + ponere "to put, place" (past participle positus; see position (n.)). Related: Disposed; disposing.

Related entries & more 
disarray (n.)

late 14c., "disorder, confusion, condition of being out of regular order," from dis- "opposite of" + array (n.) "order, arrangement, sequence," or perhaps from Old French desarroi.

Related entries & more 
array (v.)
mid-14c., "marshal (troops), arrange (an army for battle);" late 14c., "put (things) in order, arrange; get (something) ready, prepare; equip, fit out, put clothing on; adorn, decorate," from Old French areyer, earlier areer "to put in order," from Vulgar Latin *ar-redare "put in order" (source also of Italian arredare), from Latin ad "to" (see ad-) + *redum, from Frankish *ræd- "ready" or some cognate Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *raidjan "to place in order" (source also of Gothic garadis, Old English geræde "ready;" see ready (adj.)). Related: Arrayed; arraying.
Related entries & more 
go (adj.)
"in order," 1951, originally in aerospace jargon, from go (v.).
Related entries & more 
Advertisement
taxeme (n.)
1933, from Greek taxis "order, arrangement" (see tactics) + -eme.
Related entries & more 
taxidermy (n.)
1820, from Greek taxis "arrangement, an arranging, the order or disposition of an army, battle array; order, regularity" (see tactics) + derma "skin" (from PIE root *der- "to split, flay, peel," with derivatives referring to skin and leather). Related: Taxidermist (1827).
Related entries & more 
ophidian (adj.)

1883, "having the nature or character of snakes or serpents," from Greek ophidion, diminutive of ophis "serpent" (see ophio-). Earlier in zoology, "belonging to the order Ophidia" (comprising snakes, serpents), 1819. As a noun, "reptile of the order Ophidia," from 1819.

Related entries & more 
Shriner (n.)
1882, a member of the Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (established 1872).
Related entries & more 
coniferous (adj.)

"bearing cones," also, later, "belonging to the order Coniferae," 1660s; see conifer + -ous.

Related entries & more 

Page 5