order

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order is part of the Basic English 850.
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order is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
order

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
order

Plural
orders

  1. (uncountable) Order is when things are where they should be.
    I need to take some time to put my things in order.
  2. (countable) The order of some things means which thing is first, which one is second, which one is last, etc.
    The children will take turns in order of age.

Verb[change]

Plain form
order

Third-person singular
orders

Past tense
ordered

Past participle
ordered

Present participle
ordering

  1. (transitive) To order something is to ask someone to sell it to you.
    At the restaurant, she ordered chicken and potatoes.
  2. (transitive) To order someone to do something is to tell the person that they must do it.
    The father ordered his children to be quiet.