Definitions for arrangementəˈreɪndʒ mənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ar•range•mentəˈreɪndʒ mənt(n.)

  1. an act of arranging; state of being arranged.

  2. the manner or way in which things are arranged.

  3. an adjustment by agreement; settlement.

  4. Usu., arrangements. preparatory measures; plans; preparations:

    Final arrangements have been made.

  5. something arranged in a particular way:

    a floral arrangement.

  6. a rescoring of a musical composition.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of arrangement:

1720–30; < F

Princeton's WordNet

  1. agreement, arrangement(noun)

    the thing arranged or agreed to

    "they made arrangements to meet in Chicago"

  2. arrangement(noun)

    an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging

    "a flower arrangement"

  3. arrangement, organization, organisation, system(noun)

    an organized structure for arranging or classifying

    "he changed the arrangement of the topics"; "the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original"; "he tried to understand their system of classification"

  4. placement, arrangement(noun)

    the spatial property of the way in which something is placed

    "the arrangement of the furniture"; "the placement of the chairs"

  5. musical arrangement, arrangement(noun)

    a piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments

  6. arrangement, arranging, transcription(noun)

    the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. arrangement(noun)əˈreɪndʒ mənt


    the arrangements for the party; We've made arrangements to go away that weekend.

  2. arrangementəˈreɪndʒ mənt

    an agreement to help sb

    They have an arrangement with the neighbors.

  3. arrangementəˈreɪndʒ mənt

    attractively positioned objects

    an arrangement of flowers


  1. arrangement(Noun)

    The act of arranging.

  2. arrangement(Noun)

    The manner of being arranged.

  3. arrangement(Noun)

    A collection of things that have been arranged.

  4. arrangement(Noun)

    A particular way in which items are organized.

  5. arrangement(Noun)

    Preparations for some undertaking.

  6. arrangement(Noun)

    An agreement.

  7. arrangement(Noun)

    An adaptation of a piece of music for other instruments, or in another style.

  8. Origin: From arrangement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arrangement(noun)

    the act of arranging or putting in an orderly condition; the state of being arranged or put in order; disposition in suitable form

  2. Arrangement(noun)

    the manner or result of arranging; system of parts disposed in due order; regular and systematic classification; as, arrangement of one's dress; the Linnaean arrangement of plants

  3. Arrangement(noun)

    preparatory proceeding or measure; preparation; as, we have made arrangement for receiving company

  4. Arrangement(noun)

    settlement; adjustment by agreement; as, the parties have made an arrangement between themselves concerning their disputes; a satisfactory arrangement

  5. Arrangement(noun)

    the adaptation of a composition to voices or instruments for which it was not originally written

  6. Arrangement(noun)

    a piece so adapted; a transcription; as, a pianoforte arrangement of Beethoven's symphonies; an orchestral arrangement of a song, an opera, or the like


  1. Arrangement

    An arrangement is the adaptation of a previously written musical composition for presentation. It may differ from the original form by reharmonization, paraphrasing or development of the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic structure. Orchestration differs in that it is only adapting music for an orchestra or musical ensemble while arranging "involves adding compositional techniques, such as new thematic material for introductions, transitions, or modulations, and endings...Arranging is the art of giving an existing melody musical variety".

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'arrangement' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3070

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'arrangement' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3964

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'arrangement' in Nouns Frequency: #511

Translations for arrangement

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


I like the arrangement of the furniture; flower-arrangements; They've finally come to some sort of arrangement about sharing expenses; a new arrangement for guitar and orchestra.

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