Instead of ordering out, they each ate their own plastic-wrapped, portion-controlled, low-calorie meals.
At the recent Farnborough Air Show it was Fernandez who became the first customer for the new Airbus A330neo, ordering 50 of them.
The president asked the oil companies for their advice instead of ordering them to stop the spill.
Many of the same communities make both lists, though the ordering is different.
ordering him to stop the car, I leapt out and demanded he open the trunk and give me my bag.
I hung about there threatening him, ordering him, begging him to hurry.
"We will escort you, miss," added the corporal, ordering his squad to march.
The leader cut short the talk by ordering the boys to stand up.
You were the men-folk, you thought, and you were to have the ordering of everything.
A blunder was taken as a proof of treason, and there lay over the ordering of every general movement the threat of the guillotine.
early 13c., "body of persons living under a religious discipline," from Old French ordre "position, estate; rule, regulation; religious order" (11c.), from earlier ordene, from Latin ordinem (nominative ordo) "row, rank, series, arrangement," originally "a row of threads in a loom," from Italic root *ord- "to arrange, arrangement" (cf. ordiri "to begin to weave," e.g. in primordial), of unknown origin.
Meaning "a rank in the (secular) community" is first recorded c.1300; meaning "command, directive" is first recorded 1540s, from the notion of "to keep in order." Military and honorary orders grew our of the fraternities of Crusader knights. Business and commerce sense is attested from 1837. In natural history, as a classification of living things, it is first recorded 1760. Meaning "condition of a community which is under the rule of law" is from late 15c.
Phrase in order to (1650s) preserves etymological notion of "sequence." The word reflects a medieval notion: "a system of parts subject to certain uniform, established ranks or proportions," and was used of everything from architecture to angels. Old English expressed many of the same ideas with endebyrdnes. In short order "without delay" is from 1834, American English; order of battle is from 1769.
c.1200, "give order to, to arrange in order," from order (n.). Meaning "to give orders for or to" is from 1540s. Related: Ordered; ordering.
order or·der (ôr'dər)
A taxonomic category of organisms ranking above a family and below a class.
A group of organisms ranking above a family and below a class. See Table at taxonomy.
In biology, the classification lower than a class and higher than a family. Dogs and cats belong to the order of carnivores; human beings, monkeys, and apes belong to the order of primates. Flies and mosquitoes belong to the same order; so do birch trees and oak trees. (See Linnean classification.)