Definition of In order

1. Adjective. In a state of proper readiness or preparation or arrangement. "Everything is in order for their arrival"

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Definition of In order

1. Adjective. In a sequence. ¹

2. Adjective. Ready, prepared; orderly; tidy. ¹

3. Adjective. (idiomatic) In accordance with the procedural rules governing formal meetings of a deliberative body. ¹

4. Adjective. (idiomatic) Appropriate, worthwhile. ¹

5. Adverb. (not comparable idiomatic with ''to'') (non-gloss definition Emphasizes that what follows is the purpose of the preceding.) ¹

6. Adverb. (not comparable idiomatic US with "for") (non-gloss definition Emphasizes that what follows is the purpose of the preceding.) ¹

7. Adverb. (comparable) In sequence. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of In Order

in one's own time
in one's pocket
in one's right mind
in one's sight
in one's sights
in one's stead
in one's time
in one's tracks
in one case
in one ear
in one hell of a hurry
in one sitting
in one voice
in operation(p)
in opposition
in order (current term)
in order(p)
in order that
in order to
in other words
in parallel
in pari materia
in part
in particular
in peace
in perpetuity
in person
in person(p)
in personam

Literary usage of In order

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1915)
"... who are competent to judge and have already had experience with people of this character, in order that there may be some one to answer our questions ? ..."

2. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1900)
"WHY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DOES NOT REQUIRE THE MAJORITY OF THE Two HOUSES in order TO CARRY ON THE GOVERNMENT It is an established axiom in ..."

3. The Complete Works of Gustave Flaubert: Embracing Romances, Travels by Gustave Flaubert, Ferdinand Brunetière (1904)
"He was beset by the image of Madame Arnoux; he felt a longing to run in order to meet her. But what road ought he to take so that they might not pass each ..."

4. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1915)
"... who are competent to judge and have already had experience with people of this character, in order that there may be some one to answer our questions ? ..."

5. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1900)
"WHY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DOES NOT REQUIRE THE MAJORITY OF THE Two HOUSES in order TO CARRY ON THE GOVERNMENT It is an established axiom in ..."

6. The Complete Works of Gustave Flaubert: Embracing Romances, Travels by Gustave Flaubert, Ferdinand Brunetière (1904)
"He was beset by the image of Madame Arnoux; he felt a longing to run in order to meet her. But what road ought he to take so that they might not pass each ..."

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