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to ask for food or a drink in a restaurant, bar etc:
ask for food/drink[intransitive and transitive]
Anne ordered another glass of wine.
Are you ready to order?
He sat down and ordered a meal.
to ask for goods or services to be supplied:
ask for goods[intransitive and transitive]BBT
I've ordered a new computer from the supplier.
order somebody something
I'll order you a taxi.
to tell someone that they must do something, especially using your official power or authority:
tell somebody to do something[transitive]
The court ordered his release from prison.
'Stay right there,' she ordered.
order somebody to do something
Tom was ordered to pay £300 as compensation.
Her doctor had ordered her to rest for a week.
be ordered back to something
The soldiers were ordered back to their units.
He ordered that the house be sold.
to arrange something in an order:
The list is ordered alphabetically.
order somebody aroundphrasal verb
How dare he order her about like that?
order somebody ↔ outphrasal verb
to order soldiers or police to go somewhere to stop violent behaviour by a crowd:
The governor decided to order out the National Guard.