order of the day

Save This Word!

the agenda for an assembly, meeting, group, or organization.
the activity or feature of primary importance: Good cheer and celebrations will be the order of the day.
"Is" it time for a new quiz? "Are" you ready? Then prove your excellent skills on using "is" vs. "are."
Question 1 of 7
IS and ARE are both forms of which verb?

Origin of order of the day

First recorded in 1690–1700
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use order of the day in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for order of the day

order of the day

the general directive of a commander in chief or the specific instructions of a commanding officer
informal the prescribed or only thing offered or availableprunes were the order of the day
(in Parliament and similar legislatures) any item of public business ordered to be considered on a specific day
an agenda or programme
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012