Order - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɔːrdər|  American pronunciation of the word order
Brit.  |ˈɔːdə|  British pronunciation of the word order

noun

- (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
- a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
- established customary state (especially of society)
- logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements(syn: ordering, ordination)
- a condition of regular or proper arrangement(syn: orderliness)
- a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)(syn: decree, edict, fiat, rescript)
- a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities

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verb

- give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority(syn: enjoin, say, tell)
- make a request for something
- issue commands or orders for (syn: dictate, prescribe)
- bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations (syn: govern, regularise, regularize, regulate)
- bring order to or into
- place in a certain order
- appoint to a clerical posts (syn: consecrate, ordain, ordinate)
- arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events (syn: arrange, put)
- assign a rank or rating to (syn: grade, place, range, rank, rate)

Examples

They ordered everyone out of the house.

The soldiers were ordered back to the base.

The court threw out the conviction and ordered a new trial.

The judge ordered that the charges be dismissed.

He was accused of ordering the murder of his wife.

I ordered the books from the company's Web site.

The shirt you ordered should arrive in the mail in a couple of days.

To order, call the number at the bottom of your screen.

Order now and receive a free gift!

That's an order, not a request!

Failing to comply with an order will result in the loss of your job.

She received an order to appear in court.

They can't close down the school without an order from the governor's office.

The mayor gave an order to evacuate the city.

It's not his fault. He was only following orders.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: order
he/she/it: orders
present participle: ordering
past tense: ordered
past participle: ordered
noun
singular: order
plural: orders
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