1 plans/organization
alternative, better, different, new, other

It may be necessary to make alternative arrangements.

satisfactory, sensible, suitable (all esp. BrE)
careful, detailed

There are special arrangements for people working overseas.

necessary, proper (esp. BrE)
administrative, organizational
childcare, domestic, funeral, holiday (BrE), living, pension (BrE), seating, security, sleeping, travel

Their domestic arrangements were considered unconventional at the time.


Flexible working arrangements are catching on.

complete, confirm, finalize

Arrangements for the trip have now been completed.


We are just discussing the final arrangements for the concert.


All her careful arrangements had been upset!


We'll have to change our travel arrangements.


As far as I know, the arrangement still stands.

fall through

The catering arrangements for the conference fell through at the last minute.

arrangement for

Arrangements for the funeral are complete.

arrangement with

I have made arrangements with the store for the goods to be delivered here.

2 agreement
business, contractual, financial

It's purely a business arrangement—there's no need to get emotionally involved.


Joint custody arrangements do not work for all parents.

formal, informal
long-standing, long-term, permanent
interim, temporary

The company has a special arrangement with the bank.

accept, agree, come to, make

She made an arrangement with her employer whereby she worked a reduced number of hours.

develop, establish, negotiate
by (an/the) arrangement

Viewing of the property is only possible by arrangement with the owner.

They have an arrangement by which they each contribute equally to the cost of the house.

under an/the arrangement

Under this arrangement you can pay for the goods over a longer period.

arrangement between

an arrangement between the two men

arrangement with

He finally came to an arrangement with his landlord.

by prior arrangement (esp. BrE)

A tour of the library is available by prior arrangement.

3 group of things placed together
complex, complicated

a complex arrangement of rods and cogs

physical, spatial

Even the physical arrangement of the classroom can influence the way children learn.

floral, flower
design, do

Who did this beautiful flower arrangement?

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  • arrangement — UK US /əˈreɪndʒmənt/ noun ► [C, usually plural] a plan or preparation for how something will happen: make an arrangement »There wasn t enough time for him to make alternative arrangements. arrangement (for sb) to do sth »Some people have very… …   Financial and business terms

  • Arrangement — Ar*range ment, n. [Cf. F. arrangement.] 1. The act of arranging or putting in an orderly condition; the state of being arranged or put in order; disposition in suitable form. [1913 Webster] 2. The manner or result of arranging; system of parts… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arrangement — ARRANGEMENT. sub. m. Ordre, état de ce qui est arrangé. Arrangement de livres. Arrangement de vases, de porcelaines, de tableaux. Il y a du goût dans l arrangement de ces meubles. [b]f♛/b] Il se dit aussi De la disposition et de l ordre qu on… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • arrangement — I (ordering) noun adaption, arraying, collocation, compositio, composition, conformation, conlocatio, formation, method, regularity, schematism, symmetry, systematization, uniformity II (plan) noun conception, concoction, contrivance, course of… …   Law dictionary

  • arrangement — Arrangement. s. m. v. Ordre, estat de ce qui est arrangé. Arrangement de livres. arrangement de vases, de porcelaines. Il se dit aussi de la disposition & de l ordre qu on observe dans un discours en mettant chaque terme à la place qui luy… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • arrangement — [n1] an understanding adjustment, agreement, compact, compromise, deal, frame up*, game plan*, layout*, organization, package*, package deal*, plan, preparation, provision, schedule, settlement, setup, terms; concept 684 arrangement [n2]… …   New thesaurus

  • arrangement — (n.) 1727, from Fr. arrangement, from arranger arrange (see ARRANGE (Cf. arrange)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Arrangement — (franz., spr. angsch māng), Anordnung, Einrichtung; Abfindung, Vergleich, gütliche Übereinkunft. Blumen A., Blumengewinde, Blumenkorb. – In der Musik heißt A. insbes. die Bearbeitung eines Tonstücks für andre Instrumente, als der Komponist es… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • arrangement — may refer to a variety of formal or informal agreements concerning the conditions under which a bankrupt company may operate; often, it refers to an extension of time in which debt can be paid off. This was the term used under the old Chapter XI… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

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