Definition of to order in English:

to order


  • According to a customer's particular requirements.

    ‘the jumpers are knitted to order’
    • ‘Rare pieces are stolen to order by gangs who use the works to launder money.’
    • ‘Experts believe some of the football memorabilia could have been stolen to order.’
    • ‘Clearly our choices were being cooked to order so there was a delay before the food arrived.’
    • ‘It is likely the jewels were stolen to order, and they could well have been offloaded by now.’
    • ‘Thieves have been snatching luxury cars in Bedford to order, police are warning.’
    • ‘The gang cruised the streets to find high performance luxury cars stolen to order for the job.’
    • ‘More memorable, however, is the gutsy food, cooked to order and served at a relaxed pace.’
    • ‘A gang of thieves who steal items to order have struck at a pine furniture shop for the second time.’
    • ‘Service is meticulous and as far as we could tell the food was prepared to order.’
    • ‘He thinks the animals were stolen to order - but the rustlers bungled the job in the dark.’