order noun (REQUEST)
be on order
do/make sth to order
- I dictated my order over the phone.
- They decided not to honour an existing order for aircraft.
- A waiter hovered at the table, ready to take our order.
- All our customer orders are handled by computer.
- There's no logic in the decision to reduce staff when orders are the highest for years.
order noun (ARRANGEMENT)
I can't find the file I need because they're all out of order (= they are no longer arranged in the correct way). 我找不到我需要的文件，因为它们都给弄乱了。
- Give me the dates in chronological order.
- The names are published in alphabetical order.
- I shall list my objections to the plan in ascending order of importance.
- Keep your files in numerical order.
- She ranked the bottles in order of size along the shelf.
order noun (INSTRUCTION)
Soldiers must obey orders. 军人必须服从命令。
What are your orders? 你接到了什么指示？
be under orders
- I think it galls him to take orders from a younger and less experienced colleague.
- The soldiers listened in silence as their captain gave the orders.
- Don't blame me, I'm only carrying out my orders.
- The judge issued a gagging order to prevent the witnesses from speaking to the press.
- We were sinking fast, and the captain gave the order to abandon ship.
order noun (PURPOSE)
in order (for sb/sth) to do sth also in order that sth
- They've introduced all sorts of new elements to that programme in order to broaden its appeal.
- In order to make the company viable, it will unfortunately be necessary to reduce staffing levels.
- The president took the unusual step of altering his prepared speech in order to condemn the terrorist attack.
- Children need to feel secure in order to do well at school.
- He assumed a false identity in order to escape from the police.
order noun (TIDY)
leave/put sth in order
- Their house is always in apple-pie order.
- You should put your own house in order before you start telling me what to do!
- I need to put the kitchen in order before I can leave.
- Make sure you leave the changing rooms in order.
- We must impose some kind of order on the way this office is run.
order noun (STATE)
- The cash machine is out of order.
- The inspectors checked that all the documentation was in order.
- I forgot to tell her that my phone is out of order.
- The sign on the elevator read "out of order".
- It has taken about five years to restore the aircraft to full working order.
order noun (CORRECT BEHAVIOUR)
As the demonstration began to turn violent, the police were called in to restore order. 当示威游行开始演变成暴力活动时，警察被召来恢复秩序。
After some heated discussion, the chairperson called the meeting to order (= told everyone to stop talking so that the meeting could continue). 经过一番热烈的讨论后，主席请与会人员安静下来继续开会。
- There has been a complete breakdown in law and order.
- The army has been brought in to maintain order in the region.
- Would you say the government's stance on law and order has softened?
- The self-declared guardians of law and order held a press conference.
- Without realistic sanctions, some teachers have difficulty keeping order in the classroom.
order noun (SYSTEM)
order noun (RELIGION)
order noun (HONOUR)
order noun (TYPE)
These were problems of a completely different order from anything we had faced before. 这些问题同我们以前所遇到过的完全不同。
order noun (BIOLOGY)
order verb (REQUEST)
- The waiter smiled contemptuously at anyone who didn't know which wine to order.
- I ordered a double espresso.
- She quickly emptied her glass and ordered another drink.
- He orders the same thing every time he goes to this restaurant.
- I'll be ordering a take-away later. Would you like anything?
order verb (INSTRUCT)
[ + speech ] "Wait over there," she ordered. “在那儿等着，”她吩咐道。
- I order you to put down your weapon.
- The police have been ordered to pay substantial damages to the families of the two dead boys.
- An inquiry was ordered into the recent rail disaster.
- In a level voice, he ordered the soldiers to aim and fire.
- You can't just come in here and start ordering people around.