What does arrangement mean?

Definitions for arrangement
əˈreɪndʒ məntar·range·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agreement, arrangementnoun

    the thing arranged or agreed to

    "they made arrangements to meet in Chicago"

  2. arrangementnoun

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

    "a flower arrangement"

  3. arrangement, organization, organisation, systemnoun

    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, arrangementnoun

    the spatial property of the way in which something is placed

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

  5. musical arrangement, arrangementnoun

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

  6. arrangement, arranging, transcriptionnoun

    the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music


  1. arrangementnoun

    The act of arranging.

    Etymology: From arrangement.

  2. arrangementnoun

    The manner of being arranged.

    Etymology: From arrangement.

  3. arrangementnoun

    A collection of things that have been arranged.

    Etymology: From arrangement.

  4. arrangementnoun

    A particular way in which items are organized.

    Etymology: From arrangement.

  5. arrangementnoun

    Preparations for some undertaking.

    Etymology: From arrangement.

  6. arrangementnoun

    An agreement.

    Etymology: From arrangement.

  7. arrangementnoun

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

    Etymology: From arrangement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arrangementnoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. arrangement.]

  2. Arrangementnoun

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. arrangement.]

  3. Arrangementnoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. arrangement.]

  4. Arrangementnoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. arrangement.]

  5. Arrangementnoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. arrangement.]

  6. Arrangementnoun

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. arrangement.]


  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".

Editors Contribution

  1. arrangement

    A systematic structure.

    The arrangement is systematic and structured.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 27, 2020  

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arrangement in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arrangement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of arrangement in a Sentence

  1. Ricky Sandler:

    The proposed financial terms are far too favorable to TKWY shareholders and far too unfavorable to JE shareholders. Accordingly, we intend to vote against this arrangement.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Mr. Band called the arrangement ‘unorthodox.’ The rest of us call it outright corruption.

  3. Gabriel Zelpo:

    The main points ahead are the details of the arrangement with the IMF, we estimate that a good arrangement with the IMF should be of about that size.

  4. Brazilian Finance Minister Joaquim Levy:

    The most special (credit) line is for (financing) public transportation, the others are lines based on commercial interest. It's an arrangement that does not pose major risks.

  5. Eleanor Roosevelt:

    Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.

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  • ترتيبArabic
  • мерки, договореност, подредба, аранжимент, подреждане, устройство, приготовленияBulgarian
  • AnordnungGerman
  • aranĝoEsperanto
  • arreglo, disposición, acuerdo, preparativos, planesSpanish
  • قرارداد، پیمانPersian
  • järjestäminen, sovitus, järjestelyt, sommitelma, sovinto, asetelma, järjestys, järjestely, sovittaminen, sopimusFinnish
  • composition, disposition, préparatifs, arrangement, accordFrench
  • ceartúIrish
  • rèiteachadhScottish Gaelic
  • הסדר, סידורHebrew
  • व्यवस्था, इंतज़ामHindi
  • uppröðun, samkomulag, uppsetning, ráðstöfun, útsetning, röðun, skipan, uppstillingIcelandic
  • accordo, composizione, accomodamento, incontro, arrangiamento, preparativi, compromesso, sistemazioneItalian
  • 配置Japanese
  • sutvarkymas, susitarimas, išdėstymasLithuanian
  • whakaritengaMāori
  • regelingDutch
  • umowa, układ, aranżacjaPolish
  • arranjamento, arranjo, preparativos, acordoPortuguese
  • aranjament, aranjareRomanian
  • расстановка, приведение в порядок, расположение, приготовлениеRussian
  • priprave, aranžman, pripremeSerbo-Croatian
  • orodhaSwahili
  • అమరిక, ఏర్పాట్లుTelugu
  • aranjman, düzenlemeTurkish
  • انتظامUrdu
  • sắp xếpVietnamese

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. splay
    • B. inexpiable
    • C. commensal
    • D. askant

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