Definition of 'order'

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Loclon knew the effect a barked order had on men conditioned to follow their officers without question. Jennifer Fallon TREASON KEEP (2001)They would not be pleased with an order to bury nearly five hundred Fardohnyans in this cold, hard ground. Jennifer Fallon TREASON KEEP (2001)She said Pete stayed behind the cash register until she placed her order, then he grilled her burger. Karin Slaughter BLINDSIGHTED (2001)


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Translations for 'order'

British English: order /ˈɔːdə/ NOUN
If someone gives you an order, they tell you to do something.
An officer shouted an order and the men obeyed.
  • American English: order
  • Arabic: أمْرٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ordem
  • Chinese: 定单
  • Croatian: naredba
  • Czech: rozkaz
  • Danish: ordre
  • Dutch: bevel
  • European Spanish: orden concierto
  • Finnish: käsky
  • French: ordre
  • German: Befehl
  • Greek: διαταγή
  • Italian: ordine
  • Japanese: 命令
  • Korean: 명령
  • Norwegian: ordre
  • Polish: rozkaz
  • European Portuguese: ordem
  • Romanian: ordin
  • Russian: приказ
  • Spanish: orden
  • Swedish: ordning
  • Thai: คำสั่ง
  • Turkish: emir
  • Ukrainian: наказ
  • Vietnamese: mệnh lệnh
British English: order /ˈɔːdə/ VERB
If you order someone to do something, you tell them to do it.
She ordered him to leave.
  • American English: order
  • Arabic: يَأمُرُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ordenar
  • Chinese: 定购
  • Croatian: narediti
  • Czech: rozkázat
  • Danish: beordre
  • Dutch: bevelen
  • European Spanish: ordenar mandar
  • Finnish: määrätä
  • French: commander
  • German: befehlen
  • Greek: διατάζω
  • Italian: ordinare
  • Japanese: 指図する
  • Korean: 명령하다
  • Norwegian: beordre
  • Polish: rozkazać
  • European Portuguese: ordenar
  • Romanian: a ordona
  • Russian: приказывать
  • Spanish: ordenar mandar
  • Swedish: beordra
  • Thai: สั่ง
  • Turkish: emir vermek
  • Ukrainian: наказувати
  • Vietnamese: ra lệnh


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