or|der1 [ `ɔrdər ] noun ***
▸ 1 way things are arranged
▸ 2 request by customer
▸ 3 when people obey laws
▸ 4 official instruction
▸ 5 well-organized situation
▸ 6 the way things are
▸ 7 type/quality
▸ 8 group of people
▸ 9 group of plants/animals
▸ 10 holy orders
1. ) count or uncount the way in which a set of things is arranged or done, so that it is clear which thing is first, second, third, etc.:
order of: You can change the order of the list by using the sort command.
in order (=in the correct order): Please try to keep the pictures in order.
out of order (=in the wrong order): Some of the names on the list are out of order.
in alphabetical/chronological/numerical order (=in order according to spelling, time, or number): The computer puts the list in alphabetical order by last name.
in order of priority/importance/frequency etc.: We will deal with these problems in order of priority.
in reverse order (=in the opposite order to what is normal): Prizes will be given out in reverse order, starting with the team that finished third.
2. ) count a request for a product to be made for you or delivered to you:
order for: A major order for six new ships will guarantee the company's future.
place an order (=make a request): You may place your order by telephone or on the Internet.
on order (=asked for but not yet supplied): The parts are still on order we're expecting them any day.
made/built to order (=specifically for a particular customer): Their computers are all made to order.
a ) a request for food or drink in a restaurant or hotel:
take someone's order (=record what a customer wants): May I take your order, Sir?
b ) food, drink, or a product that a customer has requested:
The waitress got our orders mixed up.
3. ) uncount a situation in which people obey the law and follow the accepted rules of social behavior:
social/public order: Violent protests in the street revealed a breakdown of social order.
maintain/restore order: The new president's most urgent task will be to maintain order.
a ) the fact of obeying the rules of a formal meeting, for example in a legislature:
call/bring a meeting to order (=make everyone start obeying the rules): The Chair called the meeting to order.
4. ) count an instruction given by someone in a position of authority:
give an order: Try to persuade your employees don't just give orders.
take orders from someone (=obey someone): I don't have to take orders from you or anyone else.
order to do something: Captain Turner gave the order to fire.
obey/disobey orders: The colonel admitted that he had disobeyed orders.
have orders/be under orders to do something (=to have been officially told to do something): The guards have orders to shoot anyone breaking into the compound.
by order of someone (=according to someone's instructions): The documents were burned by order of the king.
a ) a legal document that says what someone must or must not do:
Zoe obtained a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend from the court.
an eviction order
5. ) uncount a situation in which everything is well organized or arranged:
I'm trying to bring some order to the back yard.
in order: I want to get my accounts in order before I leave.
6. ) singular the general situation at a particular time, especially the existing political, economic, or social system that is used at a particular time:
With the arrival of industrialization, the old social order was slowly breaking down.
the established/existing order: Anti-capitalist protesters are seen as a threat to the existing order.
7. ) singular FORMAL a particular type or quality:
We accept that peaceful protest should be allowed, but this is something of a very different order.
Storms of this order are fortunately quite rare.
of a high/the highest order (=of the best or worst type): The job calls for problem-solving skills of a high order.
It was economic lunacy of the highest order.
8. ) count a group of people, especially MONKS or NUNS, who live according to specific religious rules:
the Order of St. Cecily
a Buddhist order
a ) an organization of people whose members follow special rules:
the Ancient Order of Hibernians
b ) a group of people who have received a particular honor from a king, queen, or other leader, or a special piece of metal or cloth that represents this honor:
the Order of Merit
9. ) count SCIENCE a large group of plants or animals that are related to each other, which includes more than a FAMILY and less than a CLASS
10. ) orders plural HOLY ORDERS
a ) the rank of a priest or MINISTER
in order
1. ) official documents that are in order are complete, correct, and legal:
All your papers seem to be in order.
2. ) actions or statements that are in order are appropriate for a particular situation:
Congratulations! I think a glass of champagne is in order, don't you?
in order (for someone/something) to do something
so that someone can do something or something can happen:
In order for the company to be profitable, sales would need to rise by at least 60%.
What do I have to do in order to convince them?
in order that FORMAL
so that something can happen:
Regular checks are required in order that safety standards are maintained.
on the order of something
near a particular amount, but not exactly:
She was paid something on the order of $15,000 for the story.
the order of the day
1. ) something that is appropriate or expected
2. ) something that is very common in a particular place or time
Order! Order! SPOKEN
used for telling people to be quiet and obey the rules, especially in a court of law or a legislature
out of order
1. ) a machine or piece of equipment that is out of order is not working correctly
2. ) FORMAL remarks or actions that are out of order do not follow the formal rules of a court of law, a legislature, etc.:
The witness's comment was ruled out of order by the judge.
3. ) BRITISH behavior that is out of order is annoying because it is not appropriate for a particular situation. American out of line
or|der 2 [ `ɔrdər ] verb ***
1. ) intransitive or transitive to ask for food or drink in a restaurant or hotel:
Are you ready to order?
I'd like to order the salmon, please.
order someone something: The waitress came over, so we ordered you another beer.
a ) transitive to ask for a product to be made for you or delivered to you:
The airline has ordered 35 new airplanes.
order something for someone/something: I've ordered some more books for the school library.
b ) order (someone) a taxi BRITISH to ask by telephone for a taxi to come for someone
2. ) transitive to tell someone to do something or say that something should be done, in a way that shows you have authority:
The government has ordered an investigation into the cause of the accident.
order someone to do something: The judge ordered Hill to serve five years in prison for the robbery.
order someone in/out/off/back etc.: The Director has ordered her off the project.
His soldiers ordered the two men out of the vehicle.
order that: Local police have ordered that all guns in the region be registered.
3. ) transitive to put things in a particular order:
The list of books is ordered alphabetically by title.
,order a`round phrasal verb transitive
order someone around to keep telling someone what to do as if you have authority over them, in a way that annoys people

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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