What does arrange mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arrange, set upverb

    put into a proper or systematic order

    "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

  2. arrange, fix upverb

    make arrangements for

    "Can you arrange a meeting with the President?"

  3. stage, arrangeverb

    plan, organize, and carry out (an event)

    "the neighboring tribe staged an invasion"

  4. format, arrangeverb

    set (printed matter) into a specific format

    "Format this letter so it can be printed out"

  5. dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffureverb

    arrange attractively

    "dress my hair for the wedding"

  6. arrange, setverb

    adapt for performance in a different way

    "set this poem to music"

  7. arrange, set up, put, orderverb

    arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events

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


  1. arrangeverb

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

  2. arrangeverb

    To put in order, to organize.

  3. arrangeverb

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

  4. Etymology: 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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ARRANGEverb

    To put in the proper order for any purpose.

    Etymology: arranger, Fr.

    I chanc’d this day
    To see two knights in travel on my way,
    (A sorry sight!) arrang’d in battle new. Fairy Queen, b. i.

    How effectually are its muscular fibres arranged, and with what judgment are its columns and furrows disposed! George Cheyne.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arrangeverb

    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. Arrangeverb

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. arrange

    To organize.

    They did arrange a night at the open-air opera.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  

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  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

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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. Jeff Zalaznick:

    Nick McCabe said. The city’s hotels, meanwhile, are making big moves to accommodate the increasing numbers of luxury consumers. Last month, Aria introduced a luxury collection called The Tower Suites. Guests travel to and from the airport in limousines, they’re greeted at curbside and there is a dedicated entrance and private VIP lounge for speedy check-in. As soon as guests book a stay, the Tower Suites concierge reaches out to book dinner reservations and arrange show tickets. 5 best shows to see in Las Vegas This fall, Encore at the Wynn completed a design refresh, updating all suites to include push-button electronic amenities. It added custom linens and floor coverings and commissioned an amenities collection from top-of-the-line cosmetics and fragrance company Molton Brown. Meanwhile, Caesars will mark its 50th anniversary in 2016 with a $ 75 million renovation of its Roman Tower, which will be renamed the Julius Tower next month. While the behemoth resorts expand their luxury offerings, smaller boutique properties that offer a more intimate upscale experience have been opening. Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace debuted in 2013, and Delano Las Vegas and Delano Las Vegas opened last year. One of the smallest hotels, the Parisian-themed The Cromwell, opened last year with only 188 rooms, all with hardwood floors, glamorous boudoir lighting and chaise lounges. Guests are invited to a Moet Chandon toast with the general manager on Friday and Saturday nights. Ultra luxury packages at new Drai’s offer fireworks and private jets But Vegas ’ biggest draw might be its endless bounty of celebrity chef-driven restaurants. Recent eateries from boldfaced names in an already saturated market include three-Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse’s Rivea at Delano Las Vegas, two-Michelin-starred Julian Serrano’s Lago at Bellagio and two-Michelin-starred Michael Mina’s Bardot Brasserie at Aria. Two popular restaurants from other cities have just opened outposts in Delano Las Vegas. In October, the New York City hot spot Carbone( whose fans include Michelle Obama and Kim Kardashian) opened at Aria. Just like New York, Delano Las Vegas is Delano Las Vegas. We try to differentiate ourselves by not only serving excellent food but by creating a unique experience.

  2. Mark Pennak:

    That's exactly what it is, they have to arrange transportation to a range, meet an instructor, to fire one bullet. Any instructor will tell you that's just nonsense in terms of actual training.

  3. Transport Minister Darren Chester:

    The Malaysian government is working with officials from Mauritius to seek to take custody of the debris and arrange for its examination.

  4. Octavia E. Butler:

    I’ve talked to high school kids who are thinking about trying to become a writer and asking ‘What should I major in?’, and I tell them, ‘History. Anthropology. Something where you get to know the human species a little better, as opposed to something where you learn to arrange words.’ I don’t know whether that’s good advice or not, but it feels right to me.

  5. Ben Crump:

    Davis and her family are very grateful to all of those who donated to her to be able to arrange for travel, by the time Ms. Davis has the procedure she needs next week, she would have carried this unsustainable pregnancy for an additional month and a half.

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