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1 order /ˈoɚdɚ/ noun
plural orders
1 order
/ˈoɚdɚ/
noun
plural orders
Learner's definition of ORDER
: a statement made by a person with authority that tells someone to do something : an instruction or direction that must be obeyed
[count]
[noncount]
see also cease and desist order, court order, executive order, gag order, marching orders, money order, restraining order, standing order, tall order
: a specific request asking a company to supply goods or products to a customer
[count]
[noncount]
see also back order, mail order, purchase order
[count] : a product or a group of products that someone has requested from a company
[count]
: a request for food or drinks made at a restaurant
: the food and drinks that someone has requested at a restaurant
: an amount of food that is served at a restaurant
: the particular way that things or events are organized in a list or series
[singular]
[noncount]
see also pecking order
[noncount]
: an organized and proper state or condition
opposite disorder
: the state in which people behave properly, follow rules or laws, and respect authority
[singular] : a social or political system : the way that a society is organized or controlled
[singular] : a level of quality or excellence
[count] chiefly British : a social class usually plural
[count] biology : a group of related plants or animals that is larger than a family
10 
[count] : a large organization of people who have similar jobs or interests and who give help to other members
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[count] : a religious organization whose members usually live together and promise to follow special rules and traditions
see also holy orders
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[count] : a group of people who have been given an honor or reward by a country's ruler

call (something) to order

: to say that (something, such as a meeting or court session) should begin

house in order

see 1house

in apple-pie order

see apple pie

in order

: appropriate or desirable
see also 1order 4 (above), 1order 5a (above)

in order for

: to make it possible for someone or something to be or to do something

in order that

formal
used to say the reason for something

in order to

: to make it possible for something to happen

in short order

see 1short

law and order

see law

on the order of

(chiefly US) or British in/of the order of
: around or about (a specified number)

out of order

: not working properly : not able to be used
: not following the formal rules of a meeting, court session, etc.
British, informal : beyond what is reasonable or allowable : not right or appropriate
see also 1order 4 (above)

to order

: in response to a specific order or request see also made-to-order

— orderless

/ˈoɚdɚləs/ adjective
2 order /ˈoɚdɚ/ verb
orders; ordered; ordering
2 order
/ˈoɚdɚ/
verb
orders; ordered; ordering
Learner's definition of ORDER
[+ object]
: to use your authority to tell someone to do something : to give an order to someone
usually followed by to + verb
: to say that (something) must be done
: to place an order for (something): such as
: to request (something) from a company
[+ object]
[no object]
: to request (food or drinks) from a restaurant
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to organize (things) in a particular list or series : to put things in a particular order or position
see also reorder

just what the doctor ordered

see 1doctor

order around

[phrasal verb] or chiefly British order about
order (someone) around/about
: to give orders to (someone) : to tell (someone) what to do

— orderable

/ˈoɚdɚrəbəl/ adjective

— orderer

/ˈoɚdɚrɚ/ noun, plural orderers [count]
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