an act of arranging; state of being arranged.
the manner or way in which things are arranged:
a tactful arrangement of the seating at dinner.
a final settlement; adjustment by agreement:
The arrangement with the rebels lasted only two weeks.
Usually, arrangements. preparatory measures; plans; preparations:
They made arrangements for an early departure.
something arranged in a particular way:
a floral arrangement; the arrangement of chairs for the seminar.

the adaptation of a composition to voices or instruments, or to a new purpose.
a piece so adapted.

final arrangements, the planning or scheduling of funeral services and burial:
Final arrangements are still pending.
Contemporary Examples

Any glitches in the arrangements were easy to forgive against a backdrop of rubble.
Italy’s Wacky Host Barbie Latza Nadeau July 7, 2009

Meanwhile, the dads have three or four of their own ‘exclusive’ arrangements.
The Sex Lives of Male Hookers Tracy Quan July 5, 2009

They could agree to stop Iranian uranium enrichment where it is, without ruling out future arrangements.
Winston Lord and Leslie H. Gelb: Nixon’s China Opening, 40 Years Later Winston Lord, Leslie H. Gelb February 19, 2012

To further explicate the obvious: “Uncommon”—i.e., adulterous—“arrangements vary hugely.”
Do We Need a Guide to Marriage? Chloë Schama January 7, 2011

The arrangements were not easy, with all manner of Libyan demands, including that I meet the leader in his tent.
When Condi Met Gaddafi Condoleezza Rice October 19, 2011

Historical Examples

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

the act of arranging or being arranged
the form in which things are arranged: he altered the arrangement of furniture in the room
a thing composed of various ordered parts; the result of arranging: a flower arrangement
(often pl) a preparatory measure taken or plan made; preparation
an agreement or settlement; understanding
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
an adaptation (of a play, etc) for broadcasting

1727, from French arrangement, from arranger “arrange” (see arrange).
see: make arrangements for


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