Category and Order


Category noun - One of the units into which a whole is divided on the basis of a common characteristic.
Usage example: divide the essays into categories based on difficulty of comprehension
Show all Definitions
Synonyms for Category

Order is a synonym for category in group topic. In some cases you can use "Order" instead a noun "Category", when it comes to topics like class, division, classification, grade.


Order noun - A number of persons or things that are grouped together because they have something in common.
Usage example: collects movie posters, photographs and autographs of the stars, and other memorabilia of that order

Category is a synonym for order in kind topic. You can use "Category" instead a noun "Order", if it concerns topics such as group, class, division.

Nearby Words: ordered, orderly, ordering, orderliness

How words are described

good good category good order
special special category special order
particular particular category particular order
similar similar category similar order
Other adjectives: normal, specific, complete, certain, original, correct, single, small, powerful, actual, entire, large, evil, general, final, highest, next, last, different, previous.

Both words in one sentence

  • The twins very much fall under this category, seeing as their first order of business following their appearance was to start messing with the main character's easy access portal to his internal organs.
  • Overcomplicated Menu Order A real life example from Kitchen Nightmares has Gordon Ramsey going to Sebastian's, the owner boasting of his "special menu." It's about eight pages long with the diner having to order at least a couple off of each category and mixing them up.
  • Categorize the crossovers according to the category of the original work being crossed over, then by alphabetical order.
Cite this Source
Order and Category. (2016). Retrieved 2022, August 10, from
Category & Order. N.p., 2016. Web. 10 Aug. 2022. <>.
Order or Category. 2016. Accessed August 10, 2022.
Google Ngram Viewer shows how "category" and "order" have occurred on timeline