• Four Different Arrangements of Benches in a Shop
    Four Different Arrangements of Benches in a Shop
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v arrange arrange attractively "dress my hair for the wedding"
    • v arrange arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events "arrange my schedule","set up one's life","I put these memories with those of bygone times"
    • v arrange make arrangements for "Can you arrange a meeting with the President?"
    • v arrange put into a proper or systematic order "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"
    • v arrange plan, organize, and carry out (an event) "the neighboring tribe staged an invasion"
    • v arrange adapt for performance in a different way "set this poem to music"
    • v arrange set (printed matter) into a specific format "Format this letter so it can be printed out"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Wedding arrangements Wedding arrangements
And I had one of those little round bun arrangements And I had one of those little round bun arrangements

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An average ear of corn has 800 kernels, arranged in 16 rows.
    • Arrange To adjust or settle; to prepare; to determine; as, to arrange the preliminaries of an undertaking.
    • Arrange To put in proper order; to dispose (persons, or parts) in the manner intended, or best suited for the purpose; as, troops arranged for battle. "So [they] came to the market place, and there he arranged his men in the streets.""They] were beginning to arrange their hampers.""A mechanism previously arranged ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If you had fifteen books on a shelf and you arrange them in every possible combination, and if you made one change every minute, it would take you 2,487,996 years to do them all.
    • arrange To put in proper order; dispose or set out conformably to a plan or purpose; give a certain collocation to; marshal: as, to arrange troops for battle.
    • arrange To adjust; settle; come to an agreement or understanding regarding: as, to arrange the terms of a bargain.
    • arrange In music, to adapt or alter so as to fit for performance by other voices or instruments than those designed by the composer: as, to arrange an opera for the piano. Synonyms To array, classify, group, dispose, sort.
    • arrange To fix upon, determine, agree upon, draw up; to devise, organize, construct, concoct.
    • arrange To make preparations; carry out beforehand such negotiations or make such disposition in regard to some matter as may be necessary: as, to arrange about a passport, or for supplies; arrange with a publisher.
    • arrange To come to an agreement or understanding in regard to something; make a settlement.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Men's three pound is the most complex and orderly arrangement of matter known in the universe.
    • v.t Arrange ar-rānj′ to set in a rank or row: to put in order: to settle:
    • v.i Arrange to come to an agreement
    • v.t Arrange ar-rānj′ (mus.) to adapt a composition for instruments or voices for which it was not originally written, as when orchestral or vocal compositions are set for the pianoforte, or the reverse
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  • Marcelene Cox
    Marcelene Cox
    “Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.”
  • John Sterling
    John Sterling
    “Toil, feel, think, hope; you will be sure to dream enough before you die, without arranging for it.”
  • Charles Dickens
    “Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.”
  • Lord Byron
    “Our thoughts take the wildest flight: Even at the moment when they should arrange themselves in thoughtful order.”
  • Charles De Montesquieu
    “Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.”
  • Milton Friedman
    “The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm, capitalism is that kind of a system.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. arayngen, OF. arengier, F. arranger, fr. a,L. ad,) + OF. rengier, rangier, F. ranger,. See Range (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. arangierà (—L. ad, to), and rangier, rengier. See Range.


In literature:

The passages and staircases, and internal arrangements, were simply ridiculous.
"Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite" by Anthony Trollope
Apply the eye to the ocular and arrange the plane mirror so as to obtain the greatest possible amount of light.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
The rooms were narrow and ill arranged, and their walls were decorated at foot with slabs of bare limestone instead of sculptured alabaster.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
Is the arrangement of the details in the last two lines of the first paragraph stronger than the arrangement of the same details on p. 63?
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
The carbon rod is arranged in the same way.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
But of course I can make no definite arrangements until I have seen him.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
Mrs. Ross had acquiesced cheerfully in this arrangement.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
I know how difficult this family business is, but you can arrange it.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
The arrangement of the reception-room itself has much to do with the pleasure of the visitor.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke

In poetry:

And all these images
and many others
are arranged like waxworks
in model bird-cages
about six inches high.
"The Very Image - To Rene Magritte" by David Gascoyne
Are but the potent protests
Of Nature's elements
Against some ill arrangement
That brings them discontents.
"The Desirable Undefined" by Jared Barhite
A school, arranged in order due,
(Before the sun goes down)
Lady and lady, two and two,
Comes winding through the town.
"A Town" by Jane Taylor
To be certain . . . certain . . .
(Amid aerial flowers) . . . time for arrangements-
Drifted on
To the final estrangement;
"MAUBERLEY" by Ezra Pound
Signs of man's arranging hand
See I 'mid the trees!
Not by thee these stones were join'd,
Nature, who so freely scatterest!
"The Wanderer" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Our old house looks so solid,
So settled and arranged;
The front gate creaks the same old creak,
The chimneys haven't changed.
"September" by Nancy Byrd Turner

In news:

We brought them a fresh fruit bouquet from Edible Arrangements with locations in Rome and New Hartford.
Arrangements will be announced by the Lind Funeral Home.
New Jersey's state garden show used to be rather, um, of the garden variety, with landscaping suggestions, lush flower arrangements and new developments in gardening tips and tools.
"This is the Kaplan class for cabbies ," he said, as he arranged the Indian students into one row, the Pakistanis into the next and then the Bengalis, Tibetans and Nepalese.
In comparison to standard three-roll calenders with vertical roll arrangement, the teXcal Trike reduces seam loss to a minimum.
Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
In the Giraffe and Little Bear, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, and other stellar arrangements dance around the North Celestial Pole.
Immediately take the Campsite 's Sonya Lee figure away from children and contact Fisher-Price to arrange for the figure's return in exchange for a free replacement figure.
Picking up Sebastian Barry's On Canaan 's Side (Viking, Sept.) my breathing immediately slowed as I immersed myself in his glorious, musical way of arranging words and sentences then paragraphs and chapters.
The duo also offered to reimburse fans who have made travel arrangements or paid service charges to reserve seats at their now- cancelled shows.
Immediately after roasting, arrange the hot vegetables on a platter.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Regency Funeral Home.
In the vast, dark Park Avenue Armory drill hall, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller have arranged 98 speakers, each with its own soundtrack, for The Murder of Crows.
Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Baumgardner Funeral and Cremation Service, 134 Prospect St, Andover.
Notes Mr Kildegaard, "The basic tenor for the program is a few familiar carols but some very special arrangements of them.".

In science:

Those trees can be arranged in q − 1 ways relatively to the chain.
Matter Correlations in Branched Polymers
Stauffer was responsible for arranging our meeting in the virtual space; we want to thank him for that and for his encouragement and intellectual support. J.S.S.M. was supported by DOE grant DE-FG03-95ER14499 and C.S. by UW grant 2027/W/Imi/2000.
Random deaths in a computational model for age-structured populations
The corresponding eigenfunctions can be arranged to be simultaneous eigenfunctions of γ5 with eigenvalue ±1, i.e. these states have definite chirality.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
The paper is arranged as follows: Section II sets up the model and describes the way in which we calculate the exact positions of interfaces in random Ising magnets.
A periodic elastic medium in which periodicity is relevant
Microtubules are hollow cylinders whose walls consist in 13 columns (protofilaments) of the protein tubulin arranged in a skewed hexagonal lattice.
Quantum Computation in Brain Microtubules? Decoherence and Biological Feasibility