Translation of order in Spanish:
- 1 uncountable 1.1 (satisfactory arrangement, condition) let's get this room into some sort of ordertratemos de ordenar un poco esta habitaciónI'm trying to put my affairs in orderestoy tratando de poner mis asuntos en orden or de arreglar mis asuntosare her papers in order?¿tiene los papeles en regla?the car was in perfect working orderel coche funcionaba perfectamente bienExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (customary state) the established order
- The Victorians brought order to everything - scientific research included.
- Thousands of commuters faced the prospect of trying to get home as the initial chaos gave way to some semblance of order by mid-afternoon.
- One day I'll reorganise the sections into some semblance of order.
el orden establecidoit's in the order of things for difficulties to arisees normal que surjan dificultades1.3 (formation) (Aviation, Military)
- The field was in good order but the damp conditions hampered the accuracy of the passing between sides.
- When my room was in perfect order and everything was exactly how I wanted it we left the room.
- Paramount has done a fine job at making sure that everything is in working order in this picture.
- 2 uncountable (sequence) they are arranged in strict alphabetical/numerical/chronological orderestán colocados en or por riguroso orden alfabético/numérico/cronológicothe photos were all in the wrong orderlas fotos estaban todas desordenadasto put something in(to) orderponer algo en ordencast in order of appearance order of business
ordenar algoExample sentences
- Dignitaries were seated in alphabetical order, according to their countries.
- The names are in alphabetical order and first, second and third places will be announced on the night of the ceremony.
- If there are no children and no spouse then parents, brothers and sisters, and more distant relatives roughly in that order will benefit.
- 3 uncountable (harmony, discipline) to restore orderrestablecer el ordento keep order the teacher had problems keeping order o keeping his class in orderel profesor tenía dificultades para mantener la disciplina en claseorder in (the) court!¡silencio en la sala!to call somebody to orderllamar a alguien al ordenExample sentences
- As long as the public identifies order with law, it will believe that an orderly society is impossible without the law the state provides.
- Because once the law goes order collapses and the rule of the gun or the bully prevails.
- To maintain public order, the authorities instituted a regular, salaried police force.
- 4 uncountable (established rules, procedure) point of ordercuestión (feminine) de orden or de procedimientoto call a meeting to order(start) empezar una reunión(resume) reanudar una reunión
- 5 countable 5.1 (request) to place an order for somethinghacer un pedido de algoI placed an order with her for two cakes
encargar algole encargué dos pastelesthe firm secured a major orderla empresa consiguió un pedido importantewe're taking orders for o on the new modelestamos recibiendo pedidos para el nuevo modelothe books are on orderlos libros están pedidoswe make them to orderlos hacemos por encargothe waiter took my orderel camarero tomó nota de lo que queríaa tall order40 pages by tomorrow? that's rather a tall order, isn't it?¿40 páginas para mañana? eso es mucho pedir ¿no?it's a bit of a tall order, but I'll see what I can does algo difícil, pero veré qué puedo hacerorder numbernúmero (masculine) de referencia (de formulario de pedido)Example sentences5.2 (goods requested)
- Once you're seated, the waitress promptly takes your order and then serves the dish.
- The waitress wrote down the orders and left with a smile on her face.
- In the last week it has won orders worth more than £300,000.
- Customer service is also rated a top priority, with the company aiming to deliver 90 per cent of orders by the next day.
- I left the house in time to prepare the orders and get them delivered.
- After a tiring morning I come home and find that my postman had delivered my recent order from Amazon.
- 6 countable 6.1 (command) to give/issue an orderdar/dictar una ordento receive/await ordersrecibir/esperar órdenesto carry out an ordercumplir una ordento obey/disobey an orderobedecer/desobedecer una ordenI was only obeying orderssolo cumplía órdenesthat's an order!¡es una orden!I don't take orders from anyonea mí nadie me da órdenesorders are ordersórdenes son órdenesorder to +
infinitiveordenhe gave the order to fire de+ infdio orden de dispararorder thatordenI left orders that she was not to be disturbed de quefollowed by subjunctivedejé órdenes de que no se la molestaraI did it on your orderslo hice porque usted me lo ordenóon whose orders are you doing this?¿quién le ordenó hacer esto?by order of …por orden de …we're under orders to arrest youtenemos orden de detenerloto get one's marching orders [colloquial]ser despedidoshe got her marching orders for turning up latela despidieron por llegar tardela pusieron de patitas en la calle por llegar tarde [colloquial]his girlfriend gave him his marching orderssu novia lo plantó [colloquial]Example sentences6.2 (court decree) (Law) to issue an order
dictar or evacuar una ordensee also→ order of the dayExample sentences
- Nobody likes taking orders or advice from others.
- The commander bellowed the orders and the men rushed to do the his bidding.
- Once they were airborne, James turned on his radio to receive any last minute instructions or orders.
- A High Court judge made an order which will result in the twins being returned to Missouri in the United States where they were born.
- They were released from custody over the weekend on the orders of a District Judge at Manchester Magistrates Court.
- He was acquitted on the orders of a judge on the grounds of insufficient evidence.
- 7 uncountable (instructions to pay) (Finance) pay to the order of John Smithpáguese a la orden de John Smith(before noun) order cheque (British English) see also→ postal order, → standing order etcExample sentences
- The clearing banks' role in the payment and collection of cheques and other payment orders is directly related to one of their main activities, namely the maintenance of current accounts.
- He was held to be in breach of fiduciary duty when he misappropriated funds from the company's bank account by fraudulently altering the name of the payee on a payment order addressed to the bank.
- 8 countable 8.1 (kind, class) the lower orders of societylas clases bajaswe received praise of the highest orderrecibimos grandes elogiosa performance of the first orderuna interpretación de primera clasea fool of the first orderun tonto de marca mayor8.2 (Biology)Example sentences
- Genera are the smallest basic groups of related species; higher up on the taxonomic ladder, orders encompass hundreds of genera.
- This epoch is characterized by the appearance of all of the presently existing orders and families, and many of the existing genera of mammals.
- There are approximately 650 to 700 extant species of cephalopods in two subclasses and five orders.
- 9 countable 9.1 (of monks, nuns)Example sentences9.2 (fraternity, society) an order of knighthood
una orden de caballeríaExample sentences
- With the exception of some religious orders in which monks vow to live in solitude, most of us need other people to add texture to our lives.
- Among the religious orders, only the friars had a vocation that by its very nature embraced the seriously poor and, indeed, the utterly destitute in the regular course of events.
- Luxembourg has also traditionally been the home of a great number of convents and religious orders, a number that has dwindled since the last century.
Example sentences9.3 (insignia)
- An important political component of the post-war order was the United Nations.
- There is a real revolutionary process under way, aiming to overturn the existing political and economic order.
- It is rather a political order which supports the survival of weak states.
- The military orders, and the knights under King John put up a valiant defense and saved what they could of the army.
- Only the strong leadership of John and the military orders saved the army at all; even so, thousands died that day
- Feudalism was abolished along with the Inquisition and the Church's military orders, and two-thirds of monasteries and convents were dissolved.
- 10also: orders plural(Religion) to take (holy) ordersrecibir las órdenes (sagradas)to be in (holy) orders
ordenarse sacerdoteser sacerdotemajor/minor ordersórdenes mayores/menoresExample sentences
- After taking orders in 1782, he became the perpetual curate of Barton-under-Needwood in 1783.
- He was educated at Cambridge, took priest's orders, and became known as a preacher.
- He became a monk and may have taken deacon's orders.
- 11 (Architecture) the Doric/Ionic orderel orden dórico/iónicoExample sentences
- Work out for yourself the differences between Corinthian, Ionic and Doric orders.
- The Pantheon in Rome is an ideal case study for understanding classical space, orders, composition, light, and character.
- The interior of Syon Hall has a Doric order with high attic and flat-beamed ceiling.
- 12 (in phrases) in orderis your bedroom in order?¿tu cuarto está ordenado or en orden?is everything in order for tomorrow's performance?¿está todo dispuesto para la función de mañana?would it be in order for me to attend?¿habría algún inconveniente en que yo asistiera?an apology would seem to be in orderparecería que lo indicado sería disculparsecelebrations are in orderesto hay que celebrarloin order to in order to save time in order thatpara que followed by subjunctivein short order on o (British English) in the order ofit cost something on the order of $100costó alrededor de 100 dólaresshe's not a singer of the order of Ella Duncan
el costo fue del orden de 100 dólaresno es una cantante del calibre de Ella Duncanof o on the order ofdel calibre deout of order(not in sequence) desordenadoout of order (uncalled-for, not following procedure) that remark was out of orderese comentario estuvo fuera de lugaryou were out of order asking her where she was goingestuviste mal en preguntarle adónde ibawould I be out of order in calling for an inquiry?¿sería improcedente que solicitara que se haga una investigación?
- 1 1.1 (command)(action/retreat/dismissal)to order somebody to +
infinitiveordenarle a alguienI was ordered to leave quefollowed by subjunctiveme ordenaron que me fuerato order something (to be) doneordenar que se haga algoto order thatordenarshe ordered that it be done straight away que+ subjunctiveordenó que se hiciera enseguidahe ordered me out of the roomme ordenó or me mandó salir de la habitaciónExample sentences1.2 (Medicine) the doctor ordered a course of antibiotics
la médica le recetó or le mandó unos antibióticoshe ordered complete restle mandó hacer reposo absoluto
- He was taken before a judge last Thursday who ordered that he be held in custody.
- The judge ordered that he and his family be placed in a witness protection programme.
- Officers will have the power to order gangs of yobs to disperse or face arrest.
- 2 (request)(dish/drink)to order a taxi
pedirllamar un taxican you order me a copy?¿me puede pedir or encargar un ejemplar?they ordered 200 monitors from a German firmhicieron un pedido de or encargaron 200 monitores a una compañía alemanaExample sentences
- I almost always order a grilled sole served with green beans or spinach.
- She ordered the lobster, crab and prawn terrine.
- He likes to be able to get by in new countries, and where better to start than to learn how to order drinks in bars?
- 3 (put in order)(work/life/affairs)
poner en ordenExample sentences
- In fact one of the characteristics of Dietrich as a thinker is the systematic way in which he not only orders his thoughts but his treatises as well.
- Jenny admits that with two small children, she has to order her time very carefully.
- I have to order my notes once, twice, three times before I can start actually using them.
mandonear [colloquial]he's always ordering people around
siempre anda mandoneando [colloquial]stop ordering me around
deja de mandonearme [colloquial]
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