in order
Adjective

in order

  1. In a sequence.
    Antonyms: out of order
    Place the cards in order by color, then by number.
  2. Ready, prepared; orderly; tidy.
    I wish I could get my desk in order.
    His material is in order for the presentation.
  3. (idiomatic, formal) In accordance with the procedural rules governing formal meetings of a deliberative body.
  4. (idiomatic) Appropriate, worthwhile.
    ''Now that we have finally finished, I think a celebration is in order.
Translations
  • Italian: in serie, in sequenza, in ordine, con criterio
Translations
  • French: de circonstance
  • Russian: целесообра́зный
Adverb

in order

  1. (not comparable, idiomatic, with to) Emphasizes that what follows immediately is the purpose of the preceding or the beyond.
    She stood in order to see over the crowd. / She stood to see over the crowd.
  2. (not comparable, idiomatic, US, with "for") Emphasizes that what follows immediately is the purpose of the preceding or the beyond.
    She stood in order for her husband to see her. / She stood for her husband to see her.
  3. (comparable) In sequence.
    They sang in order, ending with a basso profundo.
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • Russian: оди́н за други́м
  • Spanish: en orden



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