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verb (used with object)
  1. to put in order again: to reorder the card file.
  2. to give a reorder for: to reorder the books before they're completely sold out.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to order goods again.
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  1. a second or repeated order for the same goods: to put through a reorder for those lamps.
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Origin of reorder

First recorded in 1585–95; re- + order
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Related Words for re-order

transmute, render, backtrack, move, commute, substitute, interchange, inverse, transfer, invert, transform, flip-flop, relocate, translate, alter, exchange, metamorphose, rearrange, transmogrify, put

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Historical Examples of re-order

  • You have to think out a whole new set of dispositions, and to re-order all your great body of men.

    A General Sketch of the European War

    Hilaire Belloc

  • Don't you understand that society must re-order itself presently out of all this?


    Rafael Sabatini

  • Kelter began a soft and soothing discourse which led nowhere at first but ended finally in a re-order for four hot Scotches.

    The Danger Mark

    Robert W. Chambers

British Dictionary definitions for re-order


verb (tr)
  1. to request (something) to be supplied again or differently
  2. to arrange, regulate, or dispose (articles) in their proper places again
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Word Origin and History for re-order



also re-order, c.1600, "to set in order again," from re- + order (v.). From 1810 as "repeat an order." Related: Reordered; reordering.

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