the way in which people or things are placed or arranged in relation to each other
The names are listed in alphabetical order .
按时间 / 数字顺序
in chronological/numerical order
按优先次序 / 重要性 / 大小排列
arranged in order of priority/importance/size
结果按递降 / 递升的顺序排列如下：
The results, ranked in descending/ascending order are as follows:
All the procedures must be done in the correct order.
Let's take the problems in a different order.
the state of being carefully and neatly arranged
It was time she put her life in order .
The house had been kept in good order.
Get your ideas into some sort of order before beginning to write.
It is one of the functions of art to bring order out of chaos.
the state that exists when people obey laws, rules or authority
The army has been sent in to maintain order in the capital.
Some teachers find it difficult to keep their classes in order .
The police are trying to restore public order.
The argument continued until the chairman called them both to order (= ordered them to obey the formal rules of the meeting) .
something that sb is told to do by sb in authority
He gave orders for the work to be started.
The general gave the order to advance.
Dogs can be trained to obey orders .
She takes orders only from the president.
I'm under orders not to let anyone in.
No sugar for me─ doctor's orders .
Interest rates can be controlled by order of the central bank.
a request to make or supply goods
I would like to place an order for ten copies of this book.
an order form
The machine parts are still on order (= they have been ordered but have not yet been received) .
These items can be made to order (= produced especially for a particular customer) .
goods supplied in response to a particular order that sb has placed
The stationery order has arrived.
a request for food or drinks in a restaurant, bar etc.; the food or drinks that you ask for
May I take your order ?
Last orders at the bar now please! (= because the bar is going to close)
an order for steak and fries
a side order (= for example, vegetables or salad that you eat with your main dish)
a formal written instruction for sb to be paid money or to do sth
the way that a society, the world, etc. is arranged, with its system of rules and customs
a change in the political and social order
the natural order of things
He was seen as a threat to the established order .
A new order seems to be emerging.
a social class
the lower orders
a group into which animals, plants, etc. that have similar characteristics are divided, smaller than a class and larger than a family
the order of primates
a group of people living in a religious community, especially monks or nuns
the Benedictine order
a group of people who have been given a special honour by a queen, king, president, etc.
The Order of the Garter is an ancient order of chivalry.
a badge or ribbon worn by members of an order who have been given a special honour
a secret society whose members meet for special ceremonies
the Ancient Order of Druids
已领受 / 领受神品（或圣秩）；为 / 成为神职人员
to be/become a priest
of an official document
that can be used because it is all correct and legal
Is your work permit in order?
as it should be
Is everything in order, sir?
if sth is in order , it is a suitable thing to do or say on a particular occasion
I think a drink would be in order.
allowed according to the rules of a meeting, etc.
Is it in order to speak now?
so that sth can happen
All those concerned must work together in order that agreement can be reached on this issue.
with the purpose or intention of doing or achieving sth
She arrived early in order to get a good seat.
In order to get a complete picture, further information is needed.
especially of machines
The engine is now in perfect working order.
of a high quality or degree; of the highest quality or greatest degree
The job requires diplomatic skills of a high order.
She was a snob of the first order.
about sth; approximately sth
She earns something in the order of lb80 000 a year.
common, popular or suitable at a particular time or for a particular occasion
Pessimism seems to be the order of the day.
used to remind people to obey the rules of a formal meeting or debate
of a machine, etc.
not working correctly
The phone is out of order.
not arranged correctly or neatly
I checked the files and some of the papers were out of order.
behaving in a way that is not acceptable or right
You were well out of order taking it without asking.
not allowed by the rules of a formal meeting or debate
His objection was ruled out of order.
to ask people in a meeting to be quiet so that the meeting can start or continue
to organize your own business or improve your own behaviour before you try to criticize sb else
a situation in which people obey the law and behave in a peaceful way
The government struggled to maintain law and order.
After the riots, the military was brought in to restore law and order.
They claim to be the party of law and order.
to be ordered to leave a place, a job, etc.
the order of importance in relation to one another among the members of a group
New Zealand is at the top of the pecking order of rugby nations.
quickly and without trouble
of a runner, rider, etc.
waiting for a signal to start the race
to be very difficult to do
to use your position of authority to tell sb to do sth or say that sth must happen
The company was ordered to pay compensation to its former employees.
The officer ordered them to fire.
They were ordered out of the class for fighting.
The government has ordered an investigation into the accident.
They ordered that for every tree cut down two more be planted.
They ordered that for every tree cut down two more should be planted.
‘Sit down and be quiet,’ she ordered.
to ask for goods to be made or supplied; to ask for a service to be provided
These boots can be ordered direct from the manufacturer.
Shall I order you a taxi?
Shall I order a taxi for you?
to ask for sth to eat or drink in a restaurant, bar, etc.
I ordered a beer and a sandwich.
He ordered himself a double whisky.
Have you ordered yet?
to organize or arrange sth
I need time to order my thoughts.
exactly what sb wants or needs
to keep telling sb what to do in a way that is annoying or unpleasant
These words all mean to use your position of authority to say to sb that they must do sth.
to use your position of authority to tell sb to do sth
The company was ordered to pay compensation to its former employee.
‘Come here at once!’ she ordered.
to say to sb that they must or should do sth
He was told to sit down and wait.
Don't tell me what to do!
( rather formal ) to tell sb to do sth, especially in a formal or official way
The letter instructed him to report to headquarters immediately.
( formal ) to give an official order
The judge directed the jury to return a verdict of not guilty.
to use your position of authority to tell sb to do sth
He commanded his men to retreat.
order or command?
Order is a more general word than command and can be used about anyone in a position of authority, such as a parent, teacher or government telling sb to do sth. Command is slightly stronger than order and can suggest that there is some opposition to the order, or would be if opposition were allowed. It is the normal word to use about an army officer giving orders, or in any context where it is normal to give orders without any discussion about them. It is less likely to be used about a parent or teacher.
the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement
- there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list
(architecture) one of original three styles of Greek architecture distinguished by the type of column and entablature used or a style developed from the original three by the Romans
a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
- it was on the order of a mile
- an explosion of a low order of magnitude
近义词: order of magnitude
a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities
- IBM received an order for a hundred computers
近义词: purchase order
a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
- a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there
a body of rules followed by an assembly
近义词: rules of order,parliamentary law,parliamentary procedure
(often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
- the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London
a request for something to be made, supplied, or served
- I gave the waiter my order
- the company's products were in such demand that they got more orders than their call center could handle
(biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families
a group of person living under a religious rule
- the order of Saint Benedict
近义词: monastic order
a formal association of people with similar interests
- he joined a golf club
- they formed a small lunch society
- men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today
近义词: club,social club,society,guild,gild,lodge
logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements
- we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation
established customary state (especially of society)
- order ruled in the streets
- law and order
a condition of regular or proper arrangement
- he put his desk in order
- the machine is now in working order
place in a certain order
- order the photos chronologically
bring order to or into
- Order these files
assign a rank or rating to
- how would you rank these students?
- The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide
arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events
- arrange my schedule
- set up one's life
- I put these memories with those of bygone times
近义词: arrange,set up,put
make a request for something
- Order me some flowers
- order a work stoppage
give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
- I said to him to go home
- She ordered him to do the shopping
- The mother told the child to get dressed
issue commands or orders for
appoint to a clerical posts
- he was ordained in the Church
bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage;impose regulations
- We cannot regulate the way people dress
- This town likes to regulate