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order

or·der

order

 
 
pronunciation:
or dr
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
in order to, out of order
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part of speech: verb
inflections: ordered, ordering, orders
definition 1: to tell someone to do something in a strong way; give a command to someone.
The police ordered everyone to leave the area.
synonyms:
demand
similar words:
charge, require, tell
definition 2: to ask for something to be delivered or made.
She ordered a dress from the catalogue.Excuse me, but I ordered chicken, not beef.
similar words:
request
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a direction or command.
Soldiers have to follow orders.
synonyms:
command
similar words:
charge, demand
definition 2: a request for goods to be made or delivered, or the goods themselves.
She placed an order for the new carpet.Her order was a hamburger and French fries.
similar words:
goods, request, supply
definition 3: the way something is organized or arranged in space or time.
The names are listed in alphabetical order.
similar words:
arrangement, form, organization, position, series, shape, structure, system
definition 4: the working condition of something.
The car is old, but it is in good working order.
synonyms:
condition
similar words:
operation, shape, state, trim
phrase: in order to
phrase: out of order
derivations: orderless (adj.), orderedness (n.)
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