Translation of order in Spanish:
- 1 uncountable 1.1(satisfactory arrangement, condition)let's get this room into some sort of orderI'm trying to put my affairs in ordertratemos de ordenar un poco esta habitaciónare her papers in order?estoy tratando de poner mis asuntos en orden or de arreglar mis asuntosthe car was in perfect working order¿tiene los papeles en regla?el coche funcionaba perfectamente bienExample sentences
- 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.
(customary state)the established orderit's in the order of things for difficulties to ariseel orden establecido1.3 (formation) (Aviation, Military)es normal que surjan dificultades
- 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 orderthe photos were all in the wrong orderestán colocados en or por riguroso orden alfabético/numérico/cronológicoto put something in(to) orderlas fotos estaban todas desordenadascast in order of appearance order of businessponer algo en ordenordenar 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 orderto keep order the teacher had problems keeping order o keeping his class in orderrestablecer el ordenorder in (the) court! to call somebody to orderel profesor tenía dificultades para mantener la disciplina en clasellamar a alguien al orden
- 4 uncountable(established rules, procedure)point of orderto call a meeting to ordercuestión (feminine) de orden or de procedimiento(start)empezar una reunión(resume)reanudar una reuniónExample 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.
- 5 countable 5.1(request)to place an order for somethingI placed an order with her for two cakeshacer un pedido de algoencargar algothe firm secured a major orderle encargué dos pasteleswe're taking orders for o on the new modella empresa consiguió un pedido importantethe books are on orderestamos recibiendo pedidos para el nuevo modelowe make them to orderlos libros están pedidosthe waiter took my orderlos hacemos por encargoa tall order40 pages by tomorrow? that's rather a tall order, isn't it?el camarero tomó nota de lo que queríait's a bit of a tall order, but I'll see what I can do¿40 páginas para mañana? eso es mucho pedir ¿no?order numberes algo difícil, pero veré qué puedo hacer5.2(goods requested)Example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 6 countable 6.1(command)to give/issue an orderto receive/await ordersdar/dictar una ordento carry out an orderrecibir/esperar órdenesto obey/disobey an ordercumplir una ordenI was only obeying ordersobedecer/desobedecer una ordenthat's an order!solo cumplía órdenesI don't take orders from anyone¡es una orden!orders are ordersa mí nadie me da órdenesorder to +órdenes son órdenes
infinitivehe gave the order to fireorden de+ inforderdio orden de disparar thatI left orders that she was not to be disturbedorden de quefollowed by subjunctiveI did it on your ordersdejé órdenes de que no se la molestaraon whose orders are you doing this?lo hice porque usted me lo ordenóby order of …¿quién le ordenó hacer esto?we're under orders to arrest youpor orden de …to get one's marching orders [colloquial]tenemos orden de detenerloshe got her marching orders for turning up lateser despedidohis girlfriend gave him his marching ordersla despidieron or [colloquial] la pusieron de patitas en la calle por llegar tarde6.2 (court decree) (Law) to issue an ordersu novia lo plantó [colloquial]see also → order of the daydictar or evacuar una ordenExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 7 uncountable (instructions to pay) (Finance) pay to the order of John Smith(before noun) order cheque (British English) see also→ postal order, → standing orderpáguese a la orden de John SmithExample 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) See examples: the lower orders of societywe received praise of the highest orderlas clases bajasa performance of the first orderrecibimos grandes elogiosa fool of the first orderuna interpretación de primera clase8.2 (Biology)un tonto de marca mayorExample 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)9.2(fraternity, society)an order of knighthooduna orden de caballeríaExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 10also: orders plural(Religion) to take (holy) ordersto be in (holy) ordersrecibir las órdenes (sagradas)ordenarse sacerdotemajor/minor ordersser sacerdoteórdenes 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) See examples: in orderis your bedroom in order?is everything in order for tomorrow's performance?¿tu cuarto está ordenado or en orden?would it be in order for me to attend?¿está todo dispuesto para la función de mañana?an apology would seem to be in order¿habría algún inconveniente en que yo asistiera?celebrations are in orderparecería que lo indicado sería disculparsein order to in order to save time in order thatesto hay que celebrarloin short order on o (British English) in the order ofit cost something on the order of $100para que followed by subjunctiveshe's not a singer of the order of Ella Duncancostó alrededor de 100 dólaresel costo fue del orden de 100 dólaresof o on the order ofno es una cantante del calibre de Ella Duncanout of orderdel calibre de(not in sequence)out of order (uncalled-for, not following procedure) See examples: that remark was out of orderyou were out of order asking her where she was goingese comentario estuvo fuera de lugarwould I be out of order in calling for an inquiry?estuviste mal en preguntarle adónde iba¿sería improcedente que solicitara que se haga una investigación?
- 1 1.1 (command)(action/retreat/dismissal)to order somebody to +
infinitiveI was ordered to leaveordenarle a alguien quefollowed by subjunctiveto order something (to be) doneme ordenaron que me fuerato orderordenar que se haga algo thatshe ordered that it be done straight awayordenar que+ subjunctivehe ordered me out of the roomordenó que se hiciera enseguida1.2 (Medicine) the doctor ordered a course of antibioticsme ordenó or me mandó salir de la habitaciónhe ordered complete restla médica le recetó or le mandó unos antibióticosle mandó hacer reposo absolutoExample sentences
- 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 taxican you order me a copy?llamar un taxithey ordered 200 monitors from a German firm¿me puede pedir or encargar un ejemplar?hicieron 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.
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