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  • EN [ ˈɔːdə(r)]
  • US [ ˈɔːrdər]

English definition


  • 1. (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed;

    • "the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London"
  • 2. a degree in a continuum of size or quantity;

    • "it was on the order of a mile"
    • "an explosion of a low order of magnitude"
  • 3. established customary state (especially of society);

    • "order ruled in the streets"
    • "law and order"
  • 4. logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements;

    • "we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation"
  • 5. a condition of regular or proper arrangement;

    • "he put his desk in order"
    • "the machine is now in working order"
  • 6. a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge);

    • "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"
  • 7. a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities;

    • "IBM received an order for a hundred computers"
  • 8. a formal association of people with similar interests;

    • "he joined a golf club"
    • "they formed a small lunch society"
    • "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"
  • 9. a body of rules followed by an assembly

  • 10. (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy;

    • "theologians still disagree over whether `bishop' should or should not be a separate order"
  • 11. a group of person living under a religious rule;

    • "the order of Saint Benedict"
  • 12. (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families

  • 13. a request for food or refreshment (as served in a restaurant or bar etc.);

    • "I gave the waiter my order"
  • 14. (architecture) one of original three styles of Greek architecture distinguished by the type of column and entablature used or a style developed from the original three by the Romans

  • 15. putting in order;

    • "there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list"


  • 1. give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority;

    • "I said to him to go home"
    • "She ordered him to do the shopping"
    • "The mother told the child to get dressed"
  • 2. make a request for something;

    • "Order me some flowers"
    • "order a work stoppage"
  • 3. issue commands or orders for

  • 4. bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations;

    • "We cannot regulate the way people dress"
    • "This town likes to regulate"
  • 5. bring order to or into;

    • "Order these files"
  • 6. place in a certain order;

    • "order these files"
  • 7. appoint to a clerical posts;

    • "he was ordained in the Church"
  • 8. arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc.;

    • "arrange my schedule"
    • "set up one's life"
    • "I put these memories with those of bygone times"
  • 9. assign a rank or rating to;

    • "how would you rank these students?"
    • "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"

Example sentences

  • Opportunism consists of sacrificing fundamental interests in order to gain temporary, partial benefits.

  • She would pinch on food in order to spend on clothing.

  • The police are guardians of law and order.

  • He was really depressed about the business last week, but he's all smiles now. A very big order has just come in.

  • The chairman called the meeting to order.

  • I'm afraid your order has caught us on the hop — the goods aren't available yet.

  • The king maintained order within the bounds of his realm.

  • He attached a cheque to the order form.

  • You pay for it at the time you order it.

  • Some turned to prostitution in order to survive.

  • The troops have formed up in review order.

  • I placed an order with them for 500 pairs of shoes.

  • They had to call the police in order to put down the riot.

  • A major order ensured that our business got off to a good start.

  • Silkworm culture is practised in order to get silk.

  • They cancelled their order for the goods.

  • Set the boat in order.

  • Immediately after the opening of the session , the congress took up the discussion in order of the day.

  • Our tractor is out of order.

  • The tests in this book are arranged in order of difficulty.

  • to go through all the formalities necessary in order to get a gun licence

  • He lowballed the cost of the project in order to obtain federal funding.

  • All our products are available by mail order.

  • A point of order was raised in parliament by Mr Ben Morris.

  • The next hearings will be structured differently in order to minimize the inquisitorial atmosphere.

  • In order to make it safe, the element is electrically insulated.

  • Just phone in your order three or more days prior to departure.

  • Your job is to group them by letter and put them in numerical order.

  • Some feminists sought reforms within the existing social order.

Phrase collocation

  • by order

    according to directions given by the proper authority

  • in order

    according to a particular sequence

    in the correct condition for operation or use

    in accordance with the rules of procedure at a meeting, legislative assembly, etc.

  • in order for

    so that

    • staff must be committed to the change in order for it to succeed.

  • in order to do something

    with the purpose of doing something

    • he slouched into his seat in order to avoid drawing attention to himself.

  • of the order of


    • sales increases are of the order of 20%.

    (Mathematics)having the order of magnitude specified by

  • Order!

    (亦作Order! Order!)a call for silence or the observance of the prescribed procedures by someone in charge of a meeting, legislative assembly, etc.

  • order arms

    (Military)hold a rifle with its butt on the ground close to one's right side

  • order of battle

    the units, formations, and equipment of a military force

  • orders are orders

    commands must be obeyed, however much one may disagree with them

  • order to view

    (Brit.)an estate agent's request to an occupier to allow inspection of their premises by a client

  • out of order

    (of an electrical or mechanical device) not working properly or at all

    not in the correct sequence

    not according to the rules of a meeting, legislative assembly, etc.

  • in order that

    So that.

  • in order to

    For the purpose of.

  • in short order

    With no delay; quickly.


  • order of down

    • Has the waitress brought you an order of down?

Synonym discrimination

  • command, order, direction, instruction

  • order, bid, command


Meaning of order

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