English definition of “order”
ARRANGEMENT [C, U] › the arrangement of a group of people or things in a list from first to last: in alphabetical order in the right/wrong order We ranked the tasks in order of importance.
INSTRUCTION [C] › an instruction that someone must obey: to obey orders to give orders
under orders › If you are under orders, someone has told you to do something: [+ to do sth] Team members are under orders to behave well. They claimed they were under orders from the president.
REQUEST [C] › a request for food or goods in return for payment: Can I take your order now?
TIDINESS [U] › a situation in which everything is in its correct place: It's nice to see some order around here for a change. I want to put all my things in order before I go away. → Opposite disorder
out of order › If a machine or system is out of order, it is not working as it should: The coffee machine's out of order. › If someone's behaviour is out of order, it is not acceptable: What he did was completely out of order.
in order to do/for sth to do sth › with the purpose of achieving something: She worked all summer in order to save enough money for a holiday. In order for our relationship to continue, we need to talk about our problems.
NO TROUBLE [U] › a situation in which people obey laws and there is no trouble: The army was brought in to restore order to the troubled province. How long can the police maintain (= keep) order? → Opposite disorder
economic/political/social order › the way that the economy, politics, or society is organized: a threat to the established social order