Meaning of “order” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /ˈɔːdər/
Extra Examples
He ordered his men to cease firing.The council ordered that work on the project should be halted immediately.You can't order me to go to the meeting.I'll only leave the room if she orders me to.The colonel ordered his men to destroy the bridge.
TELL [ T ]

B2 to give someone an instruction that they must obey:

[ + to do sth ] He ordered them to leave.

A2 to ask for food, goods, etc:

to order a drink/pizza
to order tickets
Shall we order? I'm starving.
We've ordered new lights for the kitchen.
[ + two objects ] Can I order you a drink?

to arrange a group of people or things in a list from first to last:

Have you ordered the pages correctly?

(Definition of “order verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)