order


order
1) In business and trade, making a request to deliver, sell, receive, or purchase goods or services;
2) In the securities and futures trade, instructions to a broker on how to buy or sell. The most common orders in futures markets are market orders and limit orders (which see). The CENTER ONLINE Futures Glossary
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Instruction to a broker-dealer to buy, sell, deliver, or receive securities or commodities ( commodity) that commits the issuer of the "order" to the terms specified. See: indication, inquiry, bid wanted, offer wanted. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
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A request by a trader to buy or sell a given futures instrument with specified conditions such as price, quantity, type of order. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary
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An offer to buy or sell a tradable instrument with a variety of conditions attached.
See limit order, at best order, fill or kill order, execute and eliminate order and market order. London Stock Exchange Glossary

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I. order or‧der 1 [ˈɔːdə ǁ ˈɔːrdər] noun
1. [countable] a request by a customer for goods or services:

• To place your order by telephone, call this number between 8 am and 6 pm.

order for

• The company has received an order for 1,500 machines.

• It has three firm orders (= definite ones ) for its latest twin-jet aircraft.

adˌvance ˈorder [countable] COMMERCE
an order for a product, record, book etc, which is made before the product is available for people to buy:

• The company has more than 43,000 advance orders for its new environmentally-friendly refrigerators.

ˈback ˌorder [countable] COMMERCE
an order from an earlier period of time for goods that have not yet been produced or that have not been delivered:

• The improvement was due to larger inventories, which led to lower back orders for out-of-stock items.

ˈbuy ˌlimit ˌorder [countable]
FINANCE a request to a dealer to buy shares etc on a financial market within a particular price range:

• You should never put in a market order. Instead, put in a buy limit order at a price slightly below the current market price.

ˈbuy ˌorder also ˈbuying ˌorder [countable]
FINANCE a request to a dealer to buy shares etc on a financial market:

• The City's mood improved yesterday after a big buying order for sterling gave the currency an early boost.

ˈcopy ˌorder [countable] COMMERCE ACCOUNTING
a document that states the items being supplied to a buyer together with their prices and the conditions of sale; = INVOICE; purchase sales order:

• You should keep a copy order and make a note of due dates so that you can plan for the arrival of the stock.

ˈday ˌorder [countable]
FINANCE an order to buy bonds or shares that can only be used on the day the order is made:

• Day orders placed during after-hours trading can only be executed during that after-hours session.

deˈlivery ˌorder written abbreviation DO [countable] COMMERCE
a written instruction from the owner of goods to someone who is storing or keeping them to give or take them to another person:

• The sellers got the rice ready for collection and were asked by the buyer for a delivery order enabling him to collect the rice.

disˌcretionary ˈorder [countable]
FINANCE an instruction from an investor giving a broker (= company that buys and sells shares, bonds etc for other people ) the authority to choose the time and price at which to buy and sell
ˈjob ˌorder [countable]
1. COMMERCE an order to produce a particular number of goods or to provide a particular service for a customer:

• The factory will close down in January, when the final job order is finished.

2. HUMAN RESOURCES an order that a company places with an employment agency (= a company that finds new staff for companies) when it is looking for someone to do a particular job
ˈmarket ˌorder [countable]
FINANCE a request to a dealer to buy or sell shares etc on a financial market at the best price available at that time:

• If you want to buy a large number of shares immediately, or sell immediately, you should probably use a market order.

ˈpurchase ˌorder [countable] COMMERCE
an official document stating that someone wants to buy something and giving details of size, cost etc. Purchase orders are often used by different departments within companies:

• Provide a separate invoice for each purchase order.

reˌpeat ˈorder [countable] COMMERCE
an order for a product or service by a customer who has ordered it before:

• The quality of those machines brought us repeat orders.

ˈrush ˌorder [countable] COMMERCE
an order for a product that a customer wants to be supplied very quickly:

• The army placed a rush order for the jackets.

ˈsell ˌorder also ˈselling ˌorder [countable] FINANCE
a request from an investor to a dealer to sell shares etc on a financial market:

• A badly handled sell order had market makers scrambling to cut prices.

ˈstop ˌorder also ˌstop-ˈloss ˌorder [countable]
FINANCE a request to a dealer to buy or sell shares etc when they reach an agreed level:

• To protect your profit, you might set a stop order at, say, $20.

2. [countable] COMMERCE goods that someone has ordered from a company:

• Your order has arrived - you can collect it from the store any time.

ˌpart ˈorder [countable] COMMERCE
the part of an order that is available to be sent, when the whole of it is not available:

• If you do not want us to ship part orders, please indicate this on the order form.

3. advance orders [plural] COMMERCE the number of requests by customers to buy a new product, book, or record before it has been put on sale:

• His new album had been released to advance orders in the UK of 100,000.

4. on order COMMERCE if goods are on order, a customer has asked for them but has not yet received them:

• America's airlines alone have more than $130 billion-worth of aircraft on order.

5. to order COMMERCE if something is made or supplied to order, it is made or supplied especially for a particular customer who has asked for it:

• Our exclusive conservatories are still handmade to order, using traditional skills.

6. [countable] LAW an official statement from a court of law or other authority stating that something must be done:

• The decision removed a temporary restraining order that prevented the New York Department of Insurance from releasing the reports.

adminiˈstration ˌorder [countable] LAW
an order from a court that a company in financial difficulty should be put into administration (= be reorganized by an outside specialist):

• The board decided to seek an administration order to facilitate the reconstruction of the company.

ˈbankruptcy ˌorder [countable] LAW
when a court recognizes a business as bankrupt, so that its assets can be sold and those that it owes money can be paid:

• The company's financial services subsidiary isn't included in the proposed bankruptcy order.

comˌpulsory ˈpurchase ˌorder abbreviation CPO [countable] LAW
PROPERTY in Britain, an instruction from a court of law that gives the local government the right to buy a property or land, for example when they want to build there:

• The City Council can't have the building knocked down but it has applied for a compulsory purchase order.

ˌcourt ˈorder [countable] LAW
an order from a court of law, telling someone to do something or to act in a particular way:

• The owners of the building said they would seek a court order to evict the squatters.

ˈgagging ˌorder , ˈgag ˌorder [countable]
JOURNALISM LAW an agreement not to discuss something with people working for the newspapers, television etc:

• His former wife agreed to a gagging order over their marriage as part of her divorce settlement.

• The judge immediately issued a gag order forbidding discussion of the case.

ˌjudge's ˈorder [countable] LAW
an official instruction given by a judge, ordering someone to do or not to do something:

• Officials in Long Beach complied with a judge's order (= obeyed it ) and canceled the contract.

reˈceiving ˌorder [countable] LAW
an order from a court in Britain, putting the receiver in charge of a business that may be going bankrupt:

• The company had had a receiving order made against it.

7. [uncountable] the condition of goods or property when they are bought or sold:

• The documents state the quantity of goods and their apparent order and condition when received.

• The property is in good decorative order.

8. be in ( good/​perfect) working/​running order if equipment, a machine etc is in good working order, it is working well:

• Our standards ensure a BMW bought from us is in perfect running order.

9. be out of order if equipment or a machine is out of order, it is not working:

• I tried to ring him yesterday but his phone was out of order.

10. [singular, uncountable] the way that several things are arranged, showing which comes first, second etc:

• Place the proposals in order of priority.

ˈpecking ˌorder
[countable usually singular] the way that people or companies are ranked according to how important, successful etc they are:

• The IMF ranking is used to measure the pecking order of the world's leading economic powers.

• Bonuses make it hard to tell exactly where directors stand in the corporate pecking order.

11. the order of business the arrangement of different subjects for discussion at a meeting:

• As clerk to the committee, your main task is to establish the order of business.

12. the first/​top order of business the most important thing to be discussed at a meeting or dealt with:

• House Democratic leaders plan to make the proposed tax the top order of business when Congress returns.

— see also banker's order, international money order, mail order, money order, point of order, postal order, standing order
  [m0] II. order order 2 verb [transitive]
1. COMMERCE to ask a company to supply goods or services:

• Dealers have been reluctant to order new cars in the face of weak sales.

• You can order computer games or DVDs that aren't in stock.

2. to tell someone to do something, using your authority or power over them:

• A federal appeals court in Philadelphia overturned the verdict and ordered a new trial.

order somebody to do something

• Congress has ordered businesses to comply with the new regulations.

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order UK US /ˈɔːdər/ noun
[C] COMMERCE a request from a customer for goods or services: »

Recent trends suggest that orders are unlikely to be converted into sales until the second half.

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We make a service and handling charge of $4 for all phone and internet orders of tickets.

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Already, the US aeronautics company has accumulated its biggest-ever backlog of orders - valued at $475 million.

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online/postal orders

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We're encouraged by the rise in order intakes this past quarter.

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a reduction in order volumes in the UK

place/put in an order (for sth) »

Placing orders by computer for medications ensures greater efficiency and a quicker delivery time to patients.

take/get/receive an order (for sth) »

The Project extended the period for taking orders for its €45 million IPO until Friday.

lose/win/cancel an order (for sth) »

Due to technical difficulties, the company recently lost an order for $175,000 worth of bakery equipment.

process/fill/make up an order (for sth) »

The time it takes to fill orders for cars has increased.

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Once an order goes through, a message is sent to an inventory system on another computer.

orders are up/down »

Durable goods orders were up in October by 2.9 %.

orders fall/increase/rise »

In the past twelve months, we have seen export orders rise by 26%.

[C] COMMERCE the goods that a customer has ordered from a company, store, or manufacturer: »

Call centres were flooded with complaints from people who had experienced problems with their orders.

deliver/send/supply an order »

We will notify you by email once your order has been sent.

receive/get/take delivery of an order »

The ""Super Express"" option enables customers to receive orders on the next working day.

handle/trace/monitor an order »

By going online, our customers can easily trace the status of their order.

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In spite of the rail strike, only a handful of orders were delayed.

[C] LAW a statement made by a court of law or an official authority saying that something must be done: issue/back/block an order »

The company was forced to stop selling insurance in May after the order which was issued by Florida's Insurance Department.

an order expires/is extended »

The order was scheduled to expire today but was extended at the request of US prosecutors.

an order to do sth »

Authorities need an order from the courts to require libraries to provide records on the borrowing of books and on the use of internet sites.

[S or U] ACCOUNTING, FINANCE the way in which data or information is arranged: in alphabetical/numerical/date order »

Names of recent clients are listed in alphabetical order.

the order of priority/preference »

There are laws that control the order of priority for payments to creditors.

[S or U] ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT a situation in which laws or rules relating to a particular activity exist: »

The federal government needs to bring order to the complicated system of trading.

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a new world/global/economic order

be in order — Cf. be in order
build/make sth to order — Cf. make sth to order
by order of — Cf. by order of
in ascending/descending order — Cf. in descending order
in good/working, etc. order — Cf. in working order
in the order of sth — Cf. in the order of sth
keep/put sth in order — Cf. put sth in order
on order — Cf. on order
order of business — Cf. order of business
out of order — Cf. out of order
under orders to do sth — Cf. under orders to do sth
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order UK US /ˈɔːdər/ verb
[I or T] COMMERCE to ask a company, store, manufacturer, etc. to supply goods or services: »

Our new service enables you to order foreign currency online.

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To order your copy, visit our website or call this number.

order sth online/on the internet »

More and more people are ordering books and DVDs online.

[T] WORKPLACE, GOVERNMENT, LAW to tell someone to do something, especially when you are in a position of legal or official authority: order sb/sth to do sth »

State agencies were ordered to cut all nonessential energy use.

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Banks have been ordered by the Financial Services Authority to assess how they would cope in the event of house prices crashing by 40 %.

order a trial/investigation/inquiry »

Local governments have ordered an inquiry into radiation levels in the affected areas.

order that »

Alaska's attorney-general has ordered that the company retain all documents relating to financial transactions in the current fiscal year.

[T] to organize information or data using a particular method: »

He counted and ordered the copies.

order sth alphabetically/numerically/by date »

Order the documents in the file by date.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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