Translation of order in Spanish:


orden, n.

Pronunciation /ˈɔrdər//ˈɔːdə/


  • 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?
      • All are very much appreciated, however it is important that all items should be clean and in good serviceable order.
      • Nana's extreme love for order sort of explains my mom's fanaticism with cleanliness.
      • If we don't keep the hinges oiled and everything in working order, it will just seize up on you.
      • Cleanliness, punctuality, order and method are essentials in the character of a good housekeeper.
      • When my room was in perfect order and everything was exactly how I wanted it we left the room.
      • The car was in excellent running order having been fully serviced by Jim, Juliette and Steffan the night before.
      • Only from above, from a great height, can the logic, pattern and essential order of this garden be perceived.
      • The local committee leave no stone unturned to ensure that everything is in perfect order for the event.
      • It is now back in Wales, being restored to working order for service on the re-opened Welsh Highland Railway.
      • A new approach might try to impose some order, codifying the rules by which Britain is governed.
      • Make occasional checks to ensure the equipment is in good order.
      • Never stop telling them how important it is that your home have a sense of order about it.
      • She is young and tough, the servants respect her, and everything is in impeccable order.
      • One day I'll reorganise the sections into some semblance of order.
      • 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.
      • Paramount has done a fine job at making sure that everything is in working order in this picture.
      • The general atmosphere was one of businesslike order and purpose.
      • We urge all readers to get their financial affairs in good order right now.
      • The law has to bring some order into the relationship between cyclists and pedestrians, which at the moment is in complete chaos.
      • The organizing committee have put much work and effort into making sure everything is in perfect order for the day.
      • Away from the administrative side, Logan feels everything is in perfect order.
      • 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.
      • The field was in good order but the damp conditions hampered the accuracy of the passing between sides.
      • Augustine saw order as the supreme manifestation of providence.
      • Perform quarterly or annual home checkups to make sure everything is in working order.
      • He had to create order and purpose in the midst of a terrible chaos.
      • They train police in the use of screening devices and ensure the equipment is in good order.
      • The Victorians brought order to everything - scientific research included.
      • To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning.
      • Unknown symbols flash past me as I look for a pattern, for underlying order beneath seeming chaos.

    • 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 en / por orden de aparición
    • order of business orden del día
    • First, write down your goals in order of priority and then set up a timeline to achieve them.
    • Tobias shoved the first few books onto the shelves, not caring if they were in the correct order or not.
    • They serial numbers weren't in sequential order.
    • Three criticisms can be made of the present rules, which are as follows in ascending order of gravity.
    • Most were lined up at the back of the desk, arranged in alphabetical order by author.
    • Entitled That's Life, the book has been written to no orthodox chronological order or set pattern.
    • In interests of fairness, and to avoid any suggestion of judgement from me, the pieces are presented in alphabetical order.
    • These activities and events are not listed in order of importance.
    • The author has selected and arranged the music compositions in order of complexity and structural content.
    • If there are no children and no spouse then parents, brothers and sisters, and more distant relatives roughly in that order will benefit.
    • Dignitaries were seated in alphabetical order, according to their countries.
    • It highlights the top 10 Windows and top 10 Unix issues in their relative order of importance.
    • She shipped in a huge library of books and arranged all 600 of them into alphabetical order.
    • Legal requirements oblige voters to indicate a vote, in order of preference, to every candidate on the ballot paper.
    • The choice of topics and the order of their presentation clearly received careful attention.
    • According to the evolutionary sequence, the biblical order of creation is all wrong.
    • The exhibition is organized in chronological order.
    • 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.
    • The names are in alphabetical order and first, second and third places will be announced on the night of the ceremony.
    • Houses are listed in descending order of price, but it is up to web users to discover this for themselves.
  • 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!
    • It was enough that the rules invoked were imposed on all citizens for the protection of public order.
    • For those with no respect or regard for law and order, such rules and laws are irrelevant.
    • I believe in order and justice. I believe that people are by nature good.
    • Octavian from beginning to end insisted on peace and public order.
    • Fistfights broke out in the hall and, for 20 minutes, police were unable to restore order.
    • His country was occupied by Romans, and they had cruel methods of keeping order.
    • City prosecutors said they might charge the 21 with disrupting public order.
    • Insp Thomas, of Southend Police, said the extra officers would probably be used to keep order in the pubs and nightspots.
    • Their job was to secure public order through terror, intimidation and violence.
    • Public order in the city is a matter best left to the authorities and the police.
    • When these efforts fail, city officials call in the military to help restore order.
    • To maintain public order, the authorities instituted a regular, salaried police force.
    • Because once the law goes order collapses and the rule of the gun or the bully prevails.
    • The real trick is to achieve order while upholding the rule of law.
    • Questions have been raised over the possible impact the promotion of the NPA would have on public peace and order.
    • After police restored order extra patrols were put on the streets in the area to reassure the public.
    • It is the duty of the courts to ensure that there is order under the rule of law.
    • They stand for order and the rule of law in an age when disorder and lawlessness are ever more widespread.
    • As long as the public identifies order with law, it will believe that an orderly society is impossible without the law the state provides.
    • Law, on the other hand, is a particular method of producing order.
  • 4

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

    • 5.1(request)

      pedido masculine
      to place an order for sth encargar 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
      • Colin dialed up a local pizza parlor and put in an order for five large pizzas.
      • Now the National Books website receives millions of hits and processes tens of thousands of online transactions and book orders each day.
      • The books are destined to be bestsellers, with advance orders for over 400,000 already taken from booksellers nationwide.
      • Unaccustomed to such efficient and personal service I placed my order at once, sat back and waited.
      • Just because a server is polite and brings you the correct order doesn't mean they deserve a tip.
      • 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.
      • Advance orders have now reached 1.8 million worldwide.
      • In the last week it has won orders worth more than £300,000.
      • Jim guarantees that within three weeks of placing your order, the product can be delivered.
      • Online sellers also spend more money checking and processing orders.
      • On the export front, the showcasing of the car in the Auto Mechanika last year has resulted in good export orders and enquiries.
      • The skinny waiter came back with the drinks and took our orders.
      • A spokesperson confirmed that 40 to 60 people are to be employed on a short-term basis to meet production orders.
      • The factory is the biggest local employer, and many other local industries depend on orders from the firm.
      • 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.
      • Now, factory workers place orders directly with suppliers via touchscreen computers at their work stations.
      • The shop was humming with activity as waitresses whizzed to and fro, taking orders or delivering desserts to the customers.
      • The company expects orders to reach at least $2.5 billion for the whole year.

    • 5.2(goods requested)

      pedido masculine
      • 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.
      • We only deliver an order once the payment is cleared.
      • 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 fact is that the company is still losing about £4 every time it delivers an order.
      • 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.
      • We are busy sourcing new products and shipping orders.
      • It signed up its millionth customer in December, and delivered over a million orders in the run-up to Christmas.
      • However, the internet retailer has been dogged by claims that it left some customers without Christmas presents after failing to deliver orders on time.
      • Customer service is also rated a top priority, with the company aiming to deliver 90 per cent of orders by the next day.
      • 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.
      • A rise in the number of volunteers available to deliver orders has made it possible for the service to be extended.
      • After a tiring morning I come home and find that my postman had delivered my recent order from Amazon.
      • 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.
      • I left the house in time to prepare the orders and get them delivered.

  • 6

    • 6.1(command)

      orden feminine
      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
      • order to + inf orden de + inf
      • he gave the order to fire dio orden de disparar
      • order that (+ subj) orden de que
      • I left orders that she was not to be disturbed dejé órdenes de que no se la molestara
      • I did it on your orders lo hice porque usted me lo ordenó
      • on whose orders are you doing this? ¿quién le ordenó hacer esto?
      • by order of … por orden de …
      • we're under orders to arrest you tenemos orden de detenerlo
      • During World War II, a German army commander disobeyed orders to destroy the Ponte Vecchio.
      • So where did this order come from - government or senior management?
      • Once they were airborne, James turned on his radio to receive any last minute instructions or orders.
      • 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.
      • Nobody likes taking orders or advice from others.
      • Arrested in France on the orders of British intelligence, he then fled to Switzerland.
      • He said they had no choice but take to orders from above.
      • They resigned in the face of threatened reprisals if they defied a government order to return to work.
      • The commander bellowed the orders and the men rushed to do the his bidding.
      • 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.
      • Kennedy moved quickly down the line shouting orders to fire and reload.
      • The president hasn't issued any orders along that line yet.
      • 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.
      • They are also worried that some soldiers opposed to the withdrawal will disobey orders to evacuate settlers.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Williams dropped his headset and grabbed his weapon, shouting orders the entire time.

    • 6.2Law
      (court decree)

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

  • 7

    (instructions to pay)
    orden feminine
    pay to the order of John Smith páguese a la orden de John Smith
    • before noun 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
      • There are approximately 650 to 700 extant species of cephalopods in two subclasses and five orders.
      • 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.
      • The rhinoceros beetle is one of the largest members of the order Coleoptera.
      • All spiders are members of the arachnid order Araneae, which is divided into two suborders.

  • 9

    • 9.1(of monks, nuns)

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

    • 9.2(fraternity, society)

      orden feminine
      an order of knighthood una orden de caballería
      • There is a real revolutionary process under way, aiming to overturn the existing political and economic order.
      • 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.
      • The incoming industrial order is designed to correct the shortcomings of the old.
      • Continued concern about its effect on the world's future political and economic order still remains.
      • The Order of the Knights Templar was formed during the crusades when many knights and squires set out for the Holy Land.
      • A political order that produces a choice between two such candidates has lost all credibility.
      • 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.
      • The military orders, and the knights under King John put up a valiant defense and saved what they could of the army.
      • The victories of the Revolutionary and imperial armies reshaped the European order.
      • A new political and economic order was quickly installed.
      • As to the economic order, there was to be no going back, and no second chances.
      • An important political component of the post-war order was the United Nations.
      • Amongst the most famous of these crusader orders were the Order of the Knights Templar.
      • New technology always challenges the established order, and eventually a new equilibrium is reached.
      • It would surely work to maintain the old order and to keep Everything In Its Proper Place.
      • They want a social, political and economic order in which they can feel safe - and empowered.
      • He has his mind on overthrowing the old order, she is concerned with her own emotional and financial security.
      • Feudalism was abolished along with the Inquisition and the Church's military orders, and two-thirds of monasteries and convents were dissolved.
      • This partially explains why the powerful challenges to the corporate order in the postwar period overwhelmingly failed.
      • The fall of the old order was seen to be in the best interests of the country.
      • Only the strong leadership of John and the military orders saved the army at all; even so, thousands died that day
      • Furthermore, the very presence of democratic institutions and values can be seen as a threat by some established social and political orders.
      • It is rather a political order which supports the survival of weak states.
      • The most radical workers and peasants, and many of the young conscripts, wanted to use their strength to overthrow the old order.

    • 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
    • Watson had been ordained a deacon in 1856 and he took priest's orders two years later.
    • After taking orders in 1782, he became the perpetual curate of Barton-under-Needwood in 1783.
    • He became a monk and may have taken deacon's orders.
    • He was educated at Cambridge, took priest's orders, and became known as a preacher.
  • 11

    orden masculine
    the Doric/Ionic order el orden dórico/iónico
    • The Pantheon in Rome is an ideal case study for understanding classical space, orders, composition, light, and character.
    • The former asylum is a stately quadrangular building of stone with pillars of the Doric order.
    • The interior of Syon Hall has a Doric order with high attic and flat-beamed ceiling.
    • These columns are of different orders on each storey (Tuscan at the bottom, then Ionic, with Corinthian columns in the third storey).
    • They reflect his keen appreciation of modern design, married with his admiration for classical orders.
    • Work out for yourself the differences between Corinthian, Ionic and Doric orders.

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(command)

      (dismissal/action/retreat) ordenar
      to order sb to + inf (+ subj) ordenarle a algn que
      • I was ordered to leave me ordenaron que me fuera
      • to order sth (to be) done ordenar que se haga algo
      • to order that ordenar que + subj
      • she ordered that it be done straight away ordenó que se hiciera enseguida
      • he ordered me out of the room me ordenó / me mandó salir de la habitación
      • The judge ordered an inquiry into the incident.
      • Every person is hereby ordered to immediately evacuate the City of New Orleans.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • The judge ordered that he and his family be placed in a witness protection programme.
      • British commanders were so confident they ordered their troops to walk slowly towards the German lines.
      • And Bingley magistrates yesterday ordered him to pay what he owed at a rate of £1, 000 a month.
      • He was taken before a judge last Thursday who ordered that he be held in custody.
      • New chairman John Robinson has since ordered a review of compensation arrangements for senior managers.
      • 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.
      • The government responded by imposing a state of emergency in late November and ordering its regular army to fight the rebels.
      • Bosses at Metrolink have also ordered ticket inspectors to take a tough line against anyone caught without a ticket.
      • ‘Stop the car!’ he ordered.
      • 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.
      • ‘Begin the treatment,’ the doctor ordered sharply.
      • Air marshals pursued and ordered the passenger to get down on the ground.
      • As the firefight continues, the commander orders his men to conserve ammunition.

    • 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 order shoes straight from Manolo Blahnik, or I buy them from Harrods.
    • When the maître d' took them to their table, Trent immediately ordered a bottle of red wine.
    • Jen had just ordered her pizza and went outside to enjoy the cold February air.
    • 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 went back to the bar to order the food, only to be informed that they finished serving food an hour ago.
    • I ordered it out of the catalog two weeks ago and I haven't heard a word about it since.
    • She snuck a glance in the direction of the bar but Nathan was busy ordering their drinks.
    • I ordered goods for delivery by a specific date, which has since passed.
    • The director promptly ordered a glass of kir royale, and we followed his lead.
    • She was 15 and alone in a country where she barely knew how to order a cup of coffee.
    • I've just ordered a pizza to go and collect in 10 minutes or so.
    • 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?
    • 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.
    • Shoppers will be able to order groceries on the internet, then collect them at their leisure.
    • I almost always order a grilled sole served with green beans or spinach.
    • 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.
    • Five hundred copies have already been ordered in advance.
    • It is always a good sign when there is so much you want to taste that you have great trouble deciding what to order.
    • She ordered the lobster, crab and prawn terrine.
  • 3

    (put in order)
    (life/affairs/work) ordenar
    (affairs/life/work) poner en orden
    • As his previously well-ordered life slips away from him he loses control and his judgement deserts him.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Jenny admits that with two small children, she has to order her time very carefully.
    • She sat on the edge of her bed, trying to order her thoughts.
    • 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?