Ar*range" (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Arranged; p. pr. & vb. n. Arranging (#).] [OE. arayngen, OF. arengier, F. arranger, fr. a (L. ad) + OF. rengier, rangier, F. ranger. See Range, v. t.]

1.

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.

So [they] came to the market place, and there he arranged his men in the streets. Berners.

[They] were beginning to arrange their hampers. Boswell.

A mechanism previously arranged. Paley.

2.

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

Syn. -- Adjust; adapt; range; dispose; classify.

 

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