Disorder Dis*or"der, n. [Pref. dis- + order: cf. F. d['e]sordre.] 1. Want of order or regular disposition; lack of arrangement; confusion; disarray; as, the troops were thrown into disorder; the papers are in disorder. [1913 Webster]

2. Neglect of order or system; irregularity. [1913 Webster]

From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part, And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. Breach of public order; disturbance of the peace of society; tumult. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Disturbance of the functions of the animal economy or of the soul; sickness; derangement. ``Disorder in the body.'' --Locke.

Syn: Irregularity; disarrangement; confusion; tumult; bustle; disturbance; disease; illness; indisposition; sickness; ailment; malady; distemper. See {Disease}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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