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arrangement

[uh-reynj-muh nt] /əˈreɪndʒ mənt/
noun
1.
an act of arranging; state of being arranged.
2.
the manner or way in which things are arranged:
a tactful arrangement of the seating at dinner.
3.
a final settlement; adjustment by agreement:
The arrangement with the rebels lasted only two weeks.
4.
Usually, arrangements. preparatory measures; plans; preparations:
They made arrangements for an early departure.
5.
something arranged in a particular way:
a floral arrangement; the arrangement of chairs for the seminar.
6.
Music.
  1. the adaptation of a composition to voices or instruments, or to a new purpose.
  2. a piece so adapted.
Idioms
7.
final arrangements, the planning or scheduling of funeral services and burial:
Final arrangements are still pending.
Origin of arrangement
1720-1730
1720-30; < French; see arrange, -ment
Related forms
rearrangement, noun
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  • Give me the rest of this week for arrangements, and I promise that we shall all gain by it.

    The Message Alec John Dawson
  • The arrangements your father has made is one of provision against the unlikely.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • "Wait till you have seen the arrangements, my liege," said Careless.

    Boscobel: or, the royal oak William Harrison Ainsworth
  • Eileen's face was a tragedy when her uncle insisted on making the arrangements.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Make your own arrangements with printers, and call on me to-morrow with the pamphlet.

    The Golden Butterfly Walter Besant
British Dictionary definitions for arrangements

arrangement

/əˈreɪndʒmənt/
noun
1.
the act of arranging or being arranged
2.
the form in which things are arranged: he altered the arrangement of furniture in the room
3.
a thing composed of various ordered parts; the result of arranging: a flower arrangement
4.
(often pl) a preparatory measure taken or plan made; preparation
5.
an agreement or settlement; understanding
6.
an adaptation of a piece of music for performance in a different way, esp on different instruments from those for which it was originally composed
7.
an adaptation (of a play, etc) for broadcasting
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Word Origin and History for arrangements

arrangement

n.

1727, from French arrangement, from arranger "arrange" (see arrange).

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Idioms and Phrases with arrangements

arrangements

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