1) [C/U] the way in which a set of things is arranged or done so that it is clear which thing is first, second, third etcPlease try to keep the pictures in order (= in the correct order).[/ex]Some of the names on the list are out of order (= in the wrong order).[/ex]2) [C] a request for something to be made for you or brought to youMay I take your order (= write down what you want to eat or drink)?[/ex]A major order for six new ships will guarantee the company's future.[/ex]3) [C] an instruction that is given by someone in a position of authorityTry to persuade your employees – don't just give orders.[/ex]Soldiers must obey orders.[/ex]I don't have to take orders from you (= obey you).[/ex]4) [U] a situation in which people obey the lawThe new president's most urgent task will be to maintain order.[/ex]5) [U] a situation in which everything is well organized or arrangedI'm trying to bring a bit of order to the garden.[/ex]6) [singular] the general situation at a particular time, especially the existing political, economic, or social systemThe old social order was slowly breaking down.[/ex]7) [C] a group of people, especially a religious group, who live according to special rulesa Buddhist order[/ex]•in order — legally or officially correct[/ex]All your papers seem to be in order.[/ex]in order (for sb/sth) to do sth — so that someone can do something, or so that something can happen[/ex]What do I have to do in order to convince them?[/ex]out of order — 1) a machine or piece of equipment that is out of order is not working correctly[/ex]II
— 2) Britishif someone is out of order, they have done something to annoy or offend someone elseverborder */*/*/[ˈɔːdə]1) [T] to tell someone to do something, in a way that shows that you have authorityThe government has ordered an investigation into the cause of the accident.[/ex]The judge ordered Hill to serve five years in prison for the robbery.[/ex]2) [I/T] to ask for something to be brought to you or be made for youAre you ready to order?[/ex]We sat down and ordered some beers.[/ex]The airline has ordered 35 new planes.[/ex]3) [T] to put things in a particular orderThe list of books is ordered alphabetically.[/ex]•- order sb around
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