[ˈɔːdə] noun I
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 etc
Please 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 you
May 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 authority
Try 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 law
The new president's most urgent task will be to maintain order.[/ex]
5) [U] a situation in which everything is well organized or arranged
I'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 system
The old social order was slowly breaking down.[/ex]
7) [C] a group of people, especially a religious group, who live according to special rules
a 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]

— 2) Britishif someone is out of order, they have done something to annoy or offend someone else

order */*/*/[ˈɔːdə]
1) [T] to tell someone to do something, in a way that shows that you have authority
The 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 you
Are 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 order
The list of books is ordered alphabetically.[/ex]
- order sb around

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