An example of order is the feeling in a child's room when all the toys are put away.
An example of order is people being served food according to when they arrived in a restaurant.
An example of order is the names of fruit being listed by where their first letter occurs in the alphabet.
Changed the order of the files.
The bailiff called the court to order.
Order of Saint Benedict.
The lower orders.
Poetry of a high order.
Ordered the books on the shelf.
Not in working order.
Paintings of the highest order.
To order merchandise, to order a hearing.
An example of order is lining people up by their height.
An example of order is asking for menu items at a restaurant.
- So that.
- For the purpose of.
- With no delay; quickly.
- Requested but not yet delivered.
- Of a kind or fashion similar to; like:.A house on the order of a mountain lodge.
- Approximately; about:.Equipment costing on the order of a million dollars.
- According to the buyer's specifications.
- According to the command of.
- To request to be quiet, as to start (a meeting).
- As a means to; so as to; to.Reduce spending in order to eliminate debt.
- In (or not in) proper sequence or position.
- In (or not in) good or working condition.
- In (or not in) accordance with the rules, as of parliamentary procedure.
- Being (or not being) suitable to the occasion.
- So that; to the end that.
- Without delay; quickly.
- Ordered, or requested, but not yet supplied.
- Somewhat resembling; similar to.
- Approximately; roughly.
- To treat in a domineering manner.
- A difficult task or requirement.
- In accordance with the buyer's specifications.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of order
- Middle English ordre from Old French variant of ordene from Latin ōrdō ōrdin- ar- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition