order

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noun
1 way in which people/things are arranged
ADJECTIVE
correct, proper, right
wrong
logical

The paragraphs are not in a logical order.

ascending

arranged in ascending order of size

descending
alphabetical, chronological, numerical, random, reverse
pecking

the pecking order among the hospital staff

rank

the top ten groups, in rank order

word
running

Where am I in the running order?

batting (sports)
VERB + ORDER
change

I think you should change the order of these paragraphs.

PREPOSITION
in order

The winners were announced in reverse order.

in order of

I've listed the tasks in order of priority.

out of order

The episodes were shown out of order.

2 organized state
ADJECTIVE
apple-pie (= perfect) (old-fashioned, esp. AmE)

The accounts were in apple-pie order.

VERB + ORDER
bring, create, impose

to bring order out of chaos

She attempted to impose some order on the chaos of her files.

put sth in, set sth in
PREPOSITION
in order

My notes are in order.

PHRASES
in good order

The house is in good order.

3 when laws, rules, authority, etc. are obeyed
ADJECTIVE
civil, public
VERB + ORDER
keep, maintain, preserve
restore
keep sb/sth in

Some teachers find it difficult to keep their classes in order.

call sth to

The argument continued until the chairman called the meeting to order (= ordered them to obey the formal rules).

PREPOSITION
in order (= acceptable)

Would it be in order for us to examine the manuscript?

Is everything in order, sir?

I think a drink would be in order.

Is your work permit in order?

out of order

The objection was ruled out of order (= not allowed by the rules).

He accepted that he'd been out of order (= he had behaved unacceptably). (BrE, informal)

PHRASES
law and order
a point of order

One of the committee members raised a point of order.

4 way a society is arranged
ADJECTIVE
established, existing, old

He was seen as a threat to the established order.

new
natural

the natural order of things

economic, moral, political, social
international, world

a new world order

5 instruction/demand
ADJECTIVE
direct, specific, strict
executive
sealed

He opened his sealed orders.

court
gag, gagging (BrE)
exclusion (BrE), maintenance (BrE), preservation (BrE), restraining (esp. AmE)

a wildlife preservation order

The court issued a restraining order against Pearson.

VERB + ORDER
give, issue, make (law, esp. BrE)

The captain gave the order to fire.

The judge made an order for the costs to be paid.

sign
slap

The building has had a preservation order slapped on it. (BrE)

enforce
await
get, receive
obtain

His lawyer had to obtain a court order to get access to her client.

carry out, execute, follow, obey, take

The local civilians don't take orders from the military.

disobey, ignore, violate
cancel
countermand, rescind, revoke (esp. BrE) (all formal)
bark, bark out, shout, shout out

He barked out orders as he left.

PREPOSITION
by order of (formal)

by order of the police

on sb's orders

The ship was to set sail at once, on the admiral's orders.

under orders from

A group of soldiers, under orders from the president, took control of the television station.

orders for

The colonel had given orders for the spy's execution.

PHRASES
doctor's orders

I'm not to drink any alcohol—doctor's orders!

get your marching orders (= be ordered to leave), give sb their marching orders
6 request for sth to be made/supplied/delivered
ADJECTIVE
bulk, large, record (esp. BrE)
small
firm
advance
back, outstanding (esp. BrE)
repeat
tall (= difficult to fulfill; unreasonable)

That's a tall order!

mail, money, postal (BrE), standing
purchase
export
VERB + ORDER
place, put in, send

I've placed an order for the CD.

cancel
get, receive, win

The company won a $10 million order for oil-drilling equipment.

have
complete, fill, fulfil/fulfill, meet

We're trying to fill all the back orders.

make sth to

kitchen cupboards made to order

ORDER + NOUN
form
book (usually figurative)

We have a full order book for the coming year.

PREPOSITION
on order

We have ten boxes on order.

to order

The chairs can be made to order (= when a customer orders one).

order for

We have a firm order for ten cases of wine.

7 request for food, etc. in a restaurant, etc.
ADJECTIVE
side

a side order of mixed salad

short (= that can be prepared quickly)

a short-order cook

last orders (esp. BrE)

Last orders at the bar now, please!

VERB + ORDER
take

The waiter finally came to take their orders.

give sb
PREPOSITION
order for

an order for steak and fries

8 group of people living in a religious community
ADJECTIVE
monastic, religious
contemplative
closed (= with little or no contact with the outside world)
Benedictine, Cistercian, etc.
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verb
1 tell sb to do sth
ADVERB
specifically
immediately
personally

The general had personally ordered the raid.

formally
about (esp. BrE), around

Stop ordering me around!

back, home, off, out

He was ordered off for bringing down the striker. (BrE, sports)

PREPOSITION
off, out of

All foreign journalists have been ordered out of the country.

2 ask for sth
ADVERB
direct, directly
online

All our products can be ordered online.

PREPOSITION
for

We can order the book for you, if you like.

from

You can order the book direct from the publisher.

3 organize/arrange sth
ADVERB
alphabetically, chronologically, hierarchically, logically

The entries are ordered alphabetically.

PREPOSITION
according to

Different senses of a word are ordered according to frequency.

PHRASES
highly ordered, well ordered

She led a highly ordered existence, with everything having its own time and place.

Order is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑coroner, ↑court, ↑injunction, ↑judge, ↑magistrate, ↑tribunal
Order is used with these nouns as the object: ↑acquittal, ↑advance, ↑appetizer, ↑arrest, ↑assassination, ↑beer, ↑cab, ↑catalogue, ↑ceasefire, ↑copy, ↑court martial, ↑crackdown, ↑cup, ↑curfew, ↑death, ↑dessert, ↑dish, ↑drink, ↑enquiry, ↑execution, ↑expulsion, ↑extradition, ↑food, ↑halt, ↑inquest, ↑investigation, ↑killing, ↑lunch, ↑murder, ↑pint, ↑removal, ↑retreat, ↑review, ↑round, ↑sandwich, ↑scan, ↑servant, ↑slaughter, ↑soda, ↑starter, ↑suspension, ↑taxi, ↑trial, ↑troops, ↑wine, ↑withdrawal

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