disorder Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Definition of “disorder” - English Dictionary

"disorder" in American English

See all translations

disordernoun

 us   /dɪsˈɔr·dər/
  • disorder noun (CONFUSION)

[U] a ​state in which ​objects or ​conditions are in no ​particularorder; ​lack of ​system or ​plannedorganization: The ​room was in such disorder that she couldn’t ​find anything.
  • disorder noun (ILLNESS)

[C/U] an ​illness of the ​mind or ​body: [C] a ​mental/​physical disorder [C] She ​suffers from an ​eating disorder.
  • disorder noun (SITUATION)

[U] a ​situation in which some ​peoplebehave in a way that threatens the ​safety of other ​people or the ​peace of a ​neighborhood: public disorder
(Definition of disorder from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"disorder" in British English

See all translations

disordernoun

uk   /dɪˈsɔː.dər/  us   /-ˈsɔːr.dɚ/
  • disorder noun (ILLNESS)

C1 [C or U] an ​illness of the ​mind or ​body: a blood disorder The ​family have a ​history of mental disorder.
  • disorder noun (ANGRY SITUATION)

C1 [U] an ​angry, ​possiblyviolent, ​expression of not being ​happy or ​satisfied about something, ​especially about a ​politicalmatter, by ​crowds of ​people: The ​trial was ​keptsecret because of the ​risk of public disorder.
(Definition of disorder from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of disorder?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

fire-eater

a performer who entertains people by seeming to swallow flames

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More