ordernounuk /ˈɔː.dər/ us /ˈɔːr.dɚ/
order noun (REQUEST)
order noun (ARRANGEMENT)
order noun (INSTRUCTION)
- 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)
- 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.
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order noun (TIDY)
order noun (STATE)
order noun (CORRECT BEHAVIOUR)
- 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)
order noun (BIOLOGY)
orderverbuk /ˈɔː.dər/ us /ˈɔːr.dɚ/
order verb (REQUEST)
order verb (INSTRUCT)
- 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.
order verb (ARRANGE)