Translation of order in Spanish:


orden, n.

Pronunciation /ˈɔrdər/ /ˈɔːdə/

See Spanish definition of orden


  • 1

    • 1.1(satisfactory arrangement, condition)

      orden masculine
      let's get this room into some sort of order tratemos de ordenar un poco esta habitación
      • are her papers in order? ¿tiene los papeles en regla?
      • 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.
      • To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning.
      • Only from above, from a great height, can the logic, pattern and essential order of this garden be perceived.
      • Cleanliness, punctuality, order and method are essentials in the character of a good housekeeper.
      • The law has to bring some order into the relationship between cyclists and pedestrians, which at the moment is in complete chaos.
      • Unknown symbols flash past me as I look for a pattern, for underlying order beneath seeming chaos.
      • It is one of the least known, yet most powerful, devices for achieving pattern and order in the world.
      • By the time the Professor returned from the airport, all public areas of the house had been restored to a semblance of order and calm.
      • A new approach might try to impose some order, codifying the rules by which Britain is governed.
      • Never stop telling them how important it is that your home have a sense of order about it.
      • Augustine saw order as the supreme manifestation of providence.
      • Nana's extreme love for order sort of explains my mom's fanaticism with cleanliness.
      • The general atmosphere was one of businesslike order and purpose.
      • He had to create order and purpose in the midst of a terrible chaos.
      • 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.
      • Perform quarterly or annual home checkups to make sure everything is in working order.
      • She is young and tough, the servants respect her, and everything is in impeccable order.
      • Away from the administrative side, Logan feels everything is in perfect order.
      • If we don't keep the hinges oiled and everything in working order, it will just seize up on you.
      • The local committee leave no stone unturned to ensure that everything is in perfect order for the event.
      • The organizing committee have put much work and effort into making sure everything is in perfect order for the day.
      • The car was in excellent running order having been fully serviced by Jim, Juliette and Steffan the night before.
      • All are very much appreciated, however it is important that all items should be clean and in good serviceable order.
      • It is now back in Wales, being restored to working order for service on the re-opened Welsh Highland Railway.
      • We urge all readers to get their financial affairs in good order right now.
      • They train police in the use of screening devices and ensure the equipment is in good order.
      • Make occasional checks to ensure the equipment is in good order.

    • 1.2(customary state)

      orden masculine
      the established order el orden establecido
      • it's in the order of things for difficulties to arise es normal que surjan dificultades

    • 1.3Aviation Military

      formación feminine

  • 2

    orden masculine
    they are arranged in strict alphabetical/numerical/chronological order están colocados en / por riguroso orden alfabético/numérico/cronológico
    • the photos were all in the wrong order las fotos estaban todas desordenadas
    • to put sth in(to) order poner algo en orden
    • cast in order of appearance reparto por orden de aparición
    • order of business orden del día
    • 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.
    • She shipped in a huge library of books and arranged all 600 of them into alphabetical order.
    • Entitled That's Life, the book has been written to no orthodox chronological order or set pattern.
    • They serial numbers weren't in sequential order.
    • It highlights the top 10 Windows and top 10 Unix issues in their relative order of importance.
    • According to the evolutionary sequence, the biblical order of creation is all wrong.
    • Most were lined up at the back of the desk, arranged in alphabetical order by author.
    • In interests of fairness, and to avoid any suggestion of judgement from me, the pieces are presented in alphabetical order.
    • Legal requirements oblige voters to indicate a vote, in order of preference, to every candidate on the ballot paper.
    • The author has selected and arranged the music compositions in order of complexity and structural content.
    • These activities and events are not listed in order of importance.
    • The exhibition is organized in chronological order.
    • First, write down your goals in order of priority and then set up a timeline to achieve them.
    • A stroke can affect your ability to read and write and even if you can talk, sometimes the words don't come out in the correct order.
    • Houses are listed in descending order of price, but it is up to web users to discover this for themselves.
    • Tobias shoved the first few books onto the shelves, not caring if they were in the correct order or not.
    • Three criticisms can be made of the present rules, which are as follows in ascending order of gravity.
    • The choice of topics and the order of their presentation clearly received careful attention.
  • 3

    (harmony, discipline)
    orden masculine
    to restore order restablecer el orden
    • to keep order mantener el orden
    • the teacher had problems keeping order or keeping his class in order el profesor tenía dificultades para mantener la disciplina en clase
    • order in (the) court! ¡silencio en la sala!
    • 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.
    • It was enough that the rules invoked were imposed on all citizens for the protection of public order.
    • It is the duty of the courts to ensure that there is order under the rule of law.
    • Questions have been raised over the possible impact the promotion of the NPA would have on public peace and order.
    • Public order in the city is a matter best left to the authorities and the police.
    • The real trick is to achieve order while upholding the rule of law.
    • They stand for order and the rule of law in an age when disorder and lawlessness are ever more widespread.
    • For those with no respect or regard for law and order, such rules and laws are irrelevant.
    • City prosecutors said they might charge the 21 with disrupting public order.
    • Octavian from beginning to end insisted on peace and public order.
    • Their job was to secure public order through terror, intimidation and violence.
    • I believe in order and justice. I believe that people are by nature good.
    • Law, on the other hand, is a particular method of producing order.
    • His country was occupied by Romans, and they had cruel methods of keeping order.
    • Insp Thomas, of Southend Police, said the extra officers would probably be used to keep order in the pubs and nightspots.
    • After police restored order extra patrols were put on the streets in the area to reassure the public.
    • When these efforts fail, city officials call in the military to help restore order.
    • Fistfights broke out in the hall and, for 20 minutes, police were unable to restore order.
  • 4

    (established rules, procedure)
    orden masculine
    point of order cuestión de orden / de procedimiento
  • 5

    • 5.1(request)

      pedido masculine
      to place an order for sth hacer un pedido de algo
      • I placed an order with her for two cakes le encargué dos pasteles
      • the firm secured a major order la empresa consiguió un pedido importante
      • we're taking orders for / on the new model estamos recibiendo pedidos para el nuevo modelo
      • the books are on order los libros están pedidos
      • we make them to order los hacemos por encargo
      • the waiter took my order el camarero tomó nota de lo que quería
      • order number número de referencia
      • 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.
      • Now the National Books website receives millions of hits and processes tens of thousands of online transactions and book orders each day.
      • Just because a server is polite and brings you the correct order doesn't mean they deserve a tip.
      • Unaccustomed to such efficient and personal service I placed my order at once, sat back and waited.
      • Advance orders have now reached 1.8 million worldwide.
      • The company expects orders to reach at least $2.5 billion for the whole year.
      • Colin dialed up a local pizza parlor and put in an order for five large pizzas.
      • The skinny waiter came back with the drinks and took our orders.
      • With Christmas just around the corner, we are now taking orders for Christmas cakes and puddings etc.
      • Last month the government confirmed an order for two aircraft carriers at a cost of £3 billion.
      • The factory is the biggest local employer, and many other local industries depend on orders from the firm.
      • Online sellers also spend more money checking and processing orders.
      • Now, factory workers place orders directly with suppliers via touchscreen computers at their work stations.
      • On the export front, the showcasing of the car in the Auto Mechanika last year has resulted in good export orders and enquiries.
      • The books are destined to be bestsellers, with advance orders for over 400,000 already taken from booksellers nationwide.
      • A spokesperson confirmed that 40 to 60 people are to be employed on a short-term basis to meet production orders.
      • The shop was humming with activity as waitresses whizzed to and fro, taking orders or delivering desserts to the customers.
      • Jim guarantees that within three weeks of placing your order, the product can be delivered.

    • 5.2(goods requested)

      pedido masculine
      • 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.
      • In future, these businesses could lose big customers if they failed to prove they had appropriate plans to minimise disruption and ensure customer orders could be delivered.
      • However, the internet retailer has been dogged by claims that it left some customers without Christmas presents after failing to deliver orders on time.
      • It signed up its millionth customer in December, and delivered over a million orders in the run-up to Christmas.
      • A rise in the number of volunteers available to deliver orders has made it possible for the service to be extended.
      • I was told that their next order wasn't being delivered for another six weeks, and that I'd be better ordering it online myself.
      • The fact is that the company is still losing about £4 every time it delivers an order.
      • We are busy sourcing new products and shipping orders.
      • Suppliers are also left out of pocket when they think they are delivering high-value orders to a legitimate address and their subsequent invoices go unpaid.
      • The FTC takes a very aggressive stance towards retailers who fail to deliver orders on time.
      • The self-assembly furniture retailer said it was unable to deliver orders on time due to supply chain problems.
      • We only deliver an order once the payment is cleared.
      • The book came today and was waiting on the kitchen table when Jill and I came in with six orders of well-done fried onion rings.

  • 6

    • 6.1(command)

      orden feminine
      order to + inf orden de + inf

      • he gave the order to fire
      order that orden de que

      • I left orders that she was not to be disturbed
      • I did it on your orders
      • on whose orders are you doing this?
      • by order of …
      • we're under orders to arrest you
      to give/issue an order dar/dictar una orden
      • to receive/await orders recibir/esperar órdenes
      • to carry out an order cumplir una orden
      • to obey/disobey an order obedecer/desobedecer una orden
      • I was only obeying orders solo cumplía órdenes
      • that's an order! ¡es una orden!
      • I don't take orders from anyone a mí nadie me da órdenes
      • 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.
      • During World War II, a German army commander disobeyed orders to destroy the Ponte Vecchio.
      • Williams dropped his headset and grabbed his weapon, shouting orders the entire time.
      • He lives in Adelaide and has been under doctor's orders not to travel.
      • Despite the doctor's order, she stood and went back to the window.
      • However Portugal was reluctant to stop trading with Britain, both for economic and political reasons, and Napoleon decided to send his armies to Portugal to force them to comply with his orders.
      • So where did this order come from - government or senior management?
      • She was at pains to stress that job losses and branch closures are hers to decide and are not based on orders from the Melbourne headquarters.
      • He is under strict orders to keep the subject of his investigation under wraps, but one could hazard a wild guess that it will touch on matters political.
      • He said they had no choice but take to orders from above.
      • The army, against orders, retreated south.
      • The navy pilots had orders not to fire unless fired on.
      • Against Henry III's orders, Guise marched on Paris.
      • The president hasn't issued any orders along that line yet.
      • Kennedy moved quickly down the line shouting orders to fire and reload.
      • Arrested in France on the orders of British intelligence, he then fled to Switzerland.
      • They resigned in the face of threatened reprisals if they defied a government order to return to work.
      • They are also worried that some soldiers opposed to the withdrawal will disobey orders to evacuate settlers.

    • 6.2Law
      (court decree)

      orden feminine
      to issue an order dictar / evacuar una orden
      • 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.
      • ‘The government has always respected and executed orders of this Court,’ they wrote.
      • He was given a community service order and put on probation.
      • He was sentenced to a 200-hour community service order and was banned from driving for 18 months.
      • The government is expected to apply for a special administration order under the Railways Act in the High Court over the next few days.
      • Gray was sentenced to a psychiatric and community service rehabilitation order of three years.
      • He said the group had a good case to mount a legal challenge to the administration order but would waive its right to pursue litigation once the deal was done.
      • The judge will pass sentence in the new year when the businessman will face either a jail term or a lengthy community service order.
      • The lawsuit has been put on hold by the administration order which protects a company from its creditors and gives it time to put together a rescue package.
      • I have not seen any order of the court with regard to Dr Smith, nor have I seen the court's judgment.
      • However, added the mayor, city hall will naturally respect the court's order, whatever it may be.
      • The pair were given a shared custody order by a Pasadena court on July 27, 1999 with equal rights and duties.
      • The court made no order for costs against the defendant.
      • The above conditions may be varied or deleted by further order of the court.
      • To defy a High Court deportation order, he took sanctuary in the Church of the Ascension.
      • If no other order of the Court is made tomorrow, I would expect that he will be released tomorrow.
      • He was also made the subject of a legal order, which forced him to refrain from any discussion whatsoever of the proceedings.
      • The judge will consider the confiscation order in relation to his recent convictions.

  • 7

    (instructions to pay)
    orden feminine
    pay to the order of John Smith páguese a la orden de John Smith
    • order cheque cheque nominativo
    • 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

    • 8.1(kind, class)

      the lower orders of society las clases bajas
      • we received praise of the highest order recibimos grandes elogios

    • 8.2Biology

      orden masculine
      • 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.
      • All spiders are members of the arachnid order Araneae, which is divided into two suborders.
      • The rhinoceros beetle is one of the largest members of the order Coleoptera.

  • 9

    • 9.1(of monks, nuns)

      orden feminine
      • 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.
      • In the 1200s, members of new religious orders, called friars, began to work among the people.
      • In the past the members of strict religious orders took the discipline as a matter of course.
      • It expelled religious orders from the country and disestablished the Roman Catholic church.
      • Monks from the various orders in Europe had flocked to England to set up religious houses.
      • Catholic schools tend to be run by religious orders, such as the Holy Ghosts, Jesuits and Loreto nuns.
      • The church might even consider limiting bishops to two five-year terms, as many religious orders do for their leaders.
      • He has attended several retreats at the abbey, run by the Catholic order of Benedictine monks.
      • There are many private schools, run primarily by Catholic religious orders.
      • I joined the order as a First Degree member in October and have developed mixed feelings since then.
      • A significant number of the monks have earned university degrees before joining the order.
      • Mersenne continued his education within the order at Nigeon and then at Meaux.
      • He entered the Jesuit order in 1726 going to the Jesuit College in Piacenza in 1728 to teach literature.
      • In 1600 he went to Salamanca, where he joined the Franciscan Order.
      • Luigi Guido Grandi was a member of the order of the Camaldolites.
      • He considered joining a monastic order but was persuaded by his parish priest to enter the secular clergy.
      • Between the ninth and eleventh centuries the Benedictines and other monastic orders expanded across Europe.
      • For four centuries it was home to members of the Cistercian order, whose lives were dominated by manual labour and prayer.

    • 9.2(fraternity, society)

      orden feminine
      an order of knighthood una orden de caballería
      • 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.
      • The Order of the Knights Templar was formed during the crusades when many knights and squires set out for the Holy Land.
      • Amongst the most famous of these crusader orders were the Order of the Knights Templar.
      • 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.
      • As to the economic order, there was to be no going back, and no second chances.
      • Furthermore, the very presence of democratic institutions and values can be seen as a threat by some established social and political orders.
      • They aimed to achieve a complete break from the old order of nation-states, and to create a federal constitution for Europe.
      • These policies have usurped traditional Maori authority while denying Maori a significant position in the newly established political and social orders.
      • They want a social, political and economic order in which they can feel safe - and empowered.
      • A political order that produces a choice between two such candidates has lost all credibility.
      • A new political and economic order was quickly installed.
      • The fall of the old order was seen to be in the best interests of the country.
      • The most radical workers and peasants, and many of the young conscripts, wanted to use their strength to overthrow the old order.
      • He has his mind on overthrowing the old order, she is concerned with her own emotional and financial security.
      • Continued concern about its effect on the world's future political and economic order still remains.
      • It would surely work to maintain the old order and to keep Everything In Its Proper Place.
      • The incoming industrial order is designed to correct the shortcomings of the old.
      • The victories of the Revolutionary and imperial armies reshaped the European order.
      • This partially explains why the powerful challenges to the corporate order in the postwar period overwhelmingly failed.
      • the very fact of the revolution - a popular rising against the established order - placed Louis XVI beyond the scope and protection of the new regime.
      • New technology always challenges the established order, and eventually a new equilibrium is reached.

    • 9.3(insignia)

      condecoración feminine

  • 10orders plural

    órdenes sagradas feminine
    to take (holy) orders recibir las órdenes (sagradas)
    • to be in (holy) orders ser sacerdote
    • major/minor orders órdenes mayores/menores
    • 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.
    • Watson had been ordained a deacon in 1856 and he took priest's orders two years later.
  • 11

    orden masculine
    the Doric/Ionic order el orden dórico/iónico
    • 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.
    • The former asylum is a stately quadrangular building of stone with pillars of the Doric order.
    • They reflect his keen appreciation of modern design, married with his admiration for classical orders.
    • These columns are of different orders on each storey (Tuscan at the bottom, then Ionic, with Corinthian columns in the third storey).

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(command)

      (action/retreat/dismissal) ordenar
      to order sb to + inf ordenarle a algn que

      • I was ordered to leave
      • to order sth (to be) done
      to order that ordenar que

      • she ordered that it be done straight away
      • he ordered me out of the room
      • 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.
      • The judge also ordered the defendant to attend an alcohol awareness programme.
      • Brown was also ordered by the court to pay £250 compensation and £65 costs.
      • Hartlepool magistrates yesterday ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the cannabis plants.
      • The judge ordered an inquiry into the incident.
      • And Bingley magistrates yesterday ordered him to pay what he owed at a rate of £1, 000 a month.
      • Every person is hereby ordered to immediately evacuate the City of New Orleans.
      • ‘Begin the treatment,’ the doctor ordered sharply.
      • British commanders were so confident they ordered their troops to walk slowly towards the German lines.
      • Just when he felt he could go no farther, his lieutenant ordered the unit to drop their 100 lb backpacks.
      • Their commanding officer ordered them to stop because this was disrespectful.
      • As the firefight continues, the commander orders his men to conserve ammunition.
      • ‘Stop the car!’ he ordered.
      • His behaviour is said to have included regularly dressing down officers in front of other staff and ordering them to do menial tasks when they were tired.
      • The government responded by imposing a state of emergency in late November and ordering its regular army to fight the rebels.
      • New chairman John Robinson has since ordered a review of compensation arrangements for senior managers.
      • Air marshals pursued and ordered the passenger to get down on the ground.
      • Bosses at Metrolink have also ordered ticket inspectors to take a tough line against anyone caught without a ticket.

    • 1.2Medicine

      the doctor ordered a course of antibiotics la médica le recetó / le mandó unos antibióticos
      • he ordered complete rest le mandó hacer reposo absoluto

  • 2

    (dish/drink) pedir
    (goods) pedir
    (goods) encargar
    to order a taxi llamar un taxi
    • can you order me a copy? ¿me puede pedir / encargar un ejemplar?
    • they ordered 200 monitors from a German firm hicieron un pedido de / encargaron 200 monitores a una compañía alemana
    • 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?
    • She was 15 and alone in a country where she barely knew how to order a cup of coffee.
    • It is always a good sign when there is so much you want to taste that you have great trouble deciding what to order.
    • I went back to the bar to order the food, only to be informed that they finished serving food an hour ago.
    • The waitress comes along to see if we would like to order a drink and he perused the wine list.
    • As we were waiting for our food, we decided to order a few pitchers of beer to pass the time.
    • Shoppers will be able to order groceries on the internet, then collect them at their leisure.
    • Jen had just ordered her pizza and went outside to enjoy the cold February air.
    • I've just ordered a pizza to go and collect in 10 minutes or so.
    • Five hundred copies have already been ordered in advance.
    • When the maître d' took them to their table, Trent immediately ordered a bottle of red wine.
    • The director promptly ordered a glass of kir royale, and we followed his lead.
    • She snuck a glance in the direction of the bar but Nathan was busy ordering their drinks.
    • In a nutshell, if you want to stay in the business, all your guests have to be treated like VIPs - not just the ones ordering champagne and foie gras.
    • I ordered goods for delivery by a specific date, which has since passed.
    • I ordered it out of the catalog two weeks ago and I haven't heard a word about it since.
    • The best thing about it was that if they didn't have a particular album, they'd order it for you from a catalogue.
    • I order shoes straight from Manolo Blahnik, or I buy them from Harrods.
  • 3

    (put in order)
    (work/life/affairs) ordenar
    (work/life/affairs) poner en orden
    • 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.
    • The exhibition catalogue is ordered by the artists' dates of birth.
    • She sat on the edge of her bed, trying to order her thoughts.
    • As his previously well-ordered life slips away from him he loses control and his judgement deserts him.
    • It's in alphabetical order, because ordering them by preference would just be too difficult.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (in restaurant)
    are you ready to order? ¿ya han decidido qué van a tomar / pedir?