order of the day

noun phrase

: the business or tasks appointed for an assembly for a given day
: the characteristic or dominant feature or activity
growth and change are the order of the day in every fieldRuth G. Strickland

Examples of order of the day in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1698, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of order of the day was in 1698

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Cite this Entry

“Order of the day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/order%20of%20the%20day. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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