order of the day


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order of the day

n. pl. orders of the day
1. often orders of the day The business to be considered or done by a legislature or other body on a particular day.
2. The characteristic or most significant aspect or activity: Volatility is the order of the day in the stock market.

order of the day

n
1. (Military) the general directive of a commander in chief or the specific instructions of a commanding officer
2. informal the prescribed or only thing offered or available: prunes were the order of the day.
3. (Parliamentary Procedure) (in Parliament and similar legislatures) any item of public business ordered to be considered on a specific day
4. an agenda or programme

or′der of the day′


n.
1. the agenda for a meeting, group, or organization.
2. an activity of primary importance.
[1690–1700]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.order of the day - the order of business for an assembly on a given day
agendum, order of business, agenda - a list of matters to be taken up (as at a meeting)
order book, order paper - a printed copy of the order of the day

order of the day

noun
An organized list, as of procedures, activities, or events.Often used in plural:
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Sit down and write out the order of the day for tomorrow.
While Kutuzov was talking to Raevski and dictating the order of the day, Wolzogen returned from Barclay and said that General Barclay wished to have written confirmation of the order the field marshal had given.
We gazed helplessly at the systematic, cold, gray-eyed obstinacy of the Easterly weather, while short rations became the order of the day, and the pinch of hunger under the breast-bone grew familiar to every sailor in that held-up fleet.
Slick hairstyles, clothes and new backpacks were the order of the day at Mountain Meadows School, and older students had an air of superiority and pride as they showed their younger siblings around campus.
With SVI's commitment to low price, high quality courseware, this contract will offer government departments a meaningful opportunity to cut costs at a time when budget constraints are the order of the day.
Hot rods and hot chili were the order of the day Sunday as more than 6,000 people turned out for the 11th annual Knights of Columbus Chili Cook-off and Car Show.
Photo opportunities were the order of the day along with plenty of presidential pressing of the flesh as the Reagan Presidential Library hosted its fourth annual Presidents Day lawn party.
Contrary to the rule in more conventional museums, the order of the day in the three-floor center is ``please touch everything in sight.
Summary: On the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the creation of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), HM King Mohammed VI, Supreme Commander and Chief of Staff of the Royal Armed Forces, directed an Order of the Day to the Officers, Non-commissioned Officers and Privates.
CDATA[ Wary caution is the order of the day in the Golan Heights, in light of Netanyahu's apparent readiness to enter into negotiations with Syria.
Addressing an NCSL conference in Birmingham, he will say: "The order of the day for all of us will no doubt be efficiency savings, focus and impact.
This nostalgic Plate Day view of the North Road at Gosforth was taken in an era when ankle-length skirts for woman and bowler hats and cutaway coats for men were the order of the day.

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