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:
References in classic literature ?
It would surely be much more rational if conversation instead of dancing were made the order of the day."
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.
dear Monsieur d'Artagnan, the order of the day is not to allow any person to remain in this corridor; I am on guard for that particular purpose."
Tikhon knew that neither the son's arrival nor any other unusual event must be allowed to disturb the appointed order of the day. Prince Andrew apparently knew this as well as Tikhon; he looked at his watch as if to ascertain whether his father's habits had changed since he was at home last, and, having assured himself that they had not, he turned to his wife.
Laughter and excitement were the order of the day. Trent, with his suddenly pallid face and unseeing eyes, seemed a little out of place in such a scene of pleasure.
The order of the day had been carefully arranged by a committee.
these are no thoughts for the present times, when muskets, standards, proclamations, and beating of drums are the order of the day."
The children of the neighborhood recovered from the awe of the grand carriage which once had visited Martin, and from safe distances they called him "hobo" and "bum." The Silva tribe, however, stanchly defended him, fighting more than one pitched battle for his honor, and black eyes and bloody noses became quite the order of the day and added to Maria's perplexities and troubles.
Behind the tents the great war-horses, armed at all points, champed and reared, while their masters sat at the doors of their pavilions, with their helmets upon their knees, chatting as to the order of the day's doings.
"It is the second in order of the day's games; and now if you will come with me you may select your pieces."
What's the order of the day? Is Master Snawley to come along with us?'
"Projects absorbing huge amounts of cash and time are not the order of the day" Looking further out, BP's Clair South development and Equinor's Rosebank field will require serious investment.

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