What does arrange mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arrange, set up(verb)

    put into a proper or systematic order

    "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

  2. arrange, fix up(verb)

    make arrangements for

    "Can you arrange a meeting with the President?"

  3. stage, arrange(verb)

    plan, organize, and carry out (an event)

    "the neighboring tribe staged an invasion"

  4. format, arrange(verb)

    set (printed matter) into a specific format

    "Format this letter so it can be printed out"

  5. dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure(verb)

    arrange attractively

    "dress my hair for the wedding"

  6. arrange, set(verb)

    adapt for performance in a different way

    "set this poem to music"

  7. arrange, set up, put, order(verb)

    arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events

    "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times"


  1. arrange(Verb)

    To set up, to organize, especially in a positive manner.

  2. arrange(Verb)

    To put in order, to organize.

  3. arrange(Verb)

    To prepare and adapt an already written composition for presentation in other than its original form.

  4. Origin: arengen, arrangen "to draw up a battle line" from arengier, arrangier "to put in a line, put in a row" from reng, rang, ranc "line, row, rank", of origin, from hring "ring" from hringaz, from (s)ker-. Akin to hring, hring, hring, hringr "ring, circle, queue, sword; ship". More at ring

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arrange(verb)

    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

  2. Arrange(verb)

    to adjust or settle; to prepare; to determine; as, to arrange the preliminaries of an undertaking

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Arrange

    ar-rānj′, v.t. to set in a rank or row: to put in order: to settle: (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.—v.i. to come to an agreement.—n. Arrange′ment, act of arranging: classification: settlement. [O. Fr. arangierà (—L. ad, to), and rangier, rengier. See Range.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'arrange' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4197

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'arrange' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3225

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'arrange' in Verbs Frequency: #293

How to pronounce arrange?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arrange in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arrange in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of arrange in a Sentence

  1. Virginia:

    Arrange whatever pieces come your way.

  2. George Carlin:

    If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten.

  3. Sansern Kaewkamnerd:

    We arrange it so that, after that, the boys can go back to their regular lives.

  4. Lillian Mofokeng:

    Our priority right now is just to attend to the injured and then arrange alternative transport.

  5. Del Pino:

    We are consulting with various ministers of producing nations to arrange an extraordinary OPEC meeting.

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