re·​or·​der | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈȯr-dər How to pronounce reorder (audio) \
reordered; reordering; reorders

Definition of reorder

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to arrange in a different way
2 : to give a reorder for

intransitive verb

: to place a reorder



Definition of reorder (Entry 2 of 2)

: an order like a previous order placed with the same supplier

Examples of reorder in a Sentence

Verb I had to reorder the shirt because they sent the wrong size. The book sold out the first day, and the store reordered 500 copies. Call us when you're ready to reorder. You need to reorder your priorities. The coach reordered the batting lineup. After her husband's death, she reordered her life.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb But the potential is there: because the nucleic components can be reordered to interfere with many different disease-causing molecules within cells, the spheres have the ability to tackle some of the world’s most debilitating conditions. Scientific American, "The Power of Spheres," 25 Dec. 2019 Novelists have always used fiction as a way to process and reorder reality, to make sense of the world and provide a better version of it. Sarah Lyall, New York Times, "How Trump Made a Writer of Thrillers Stick to Facts," 21 Dec. 2019 This will happen with any candidate the Democratic Party nominates, but Biden stands apart in his unwillingness to recognize this—to acknowledge that our political reality will not be reordered by his personal charm. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, "Joe Biden’s Case for the Presidency Is Collapsing," 9 Oct. 2019 My son presumed that the story ended there, with him on the shoulders of the teammates and his parents again impressed by his resilience and hard work, the universe properly reordered. Mike Mikula, Washington Post, "What happened when my son slacked his way through algebra and we didn’t bail him out," 8 Aug. 2019 And Europe did not reorder itself alone, but only with the substantial help of the United States. Jakub Grygiel, National Review, "Mister Heiko Maas, Shred That Article!," 8 Nov. 2019 The House impeachment inquiry that has put President Donald Trump on the offensive has also reordered the political calculus for Democrats, especially Joe Biden. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Biden, Warren, Sanders face scrutiny at Democratic debate," 14 Oct. 2019 After three years of slow political convulsions, Brexit has reordered British politics to such an extent that almost everything is now refracted through voter perceptions of that issue. Stephen Castle, New York Times, "Boris Johnson Is in Trouble With Brexit. Many Voters Don’t Mind.," 20 Sep. 2019 White House officials say that eliminating that secrecy could be a truly disruptive change that could lower health care prices and reorder the health care system by wresting power away from industry and into the hands of patients. Reed Abelson,, "Trump order aims to disclose ‘real’ costs for health care," 24 June 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Tjernlund Products emailed a reorder with one of its suppliers in China and got an email back saying the company had a new bank that Tjernlund Products should make its payments to. Joyce M. Rosenberg, Houston Chronicle, "Cybercriminals manipulate their way into company computers," 6 Sep. 2019 The reorder buffer is larger, enabling more out-of-order instructions in flight, and the load and store buffers are also larger, enabling more in-flight memory operations. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Intel unveils a new architecture for 2019: Sunny Cove," 12 Dec. 2018 Five minutes later the dress was sold out—and reorders were pouring in. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "Kate's Iconic Issa Engagement Dress Is Back on the Racks," 18 Mar. 2018 The company is trying a variety of strategies to drive sales online, including subscription options on Amazon, where shoppers get a lower price on products such as belVita breakfast cookies in exchange for signing up for automatic reorders. Annie Gasparro And Heather Haddon, WSJ, "Can Food Companies Get People to Make Impulse Purchases Online?," 15 Oct. 2017 In fact, Walmart, which went live with voice shopping last week, is integrating its easy reorder feature — which has data on both store and online purchases — into Google Express. Anne D'innocenzio, USA TODAY, "Target joins other retailers in offering voice shopping," 12 Oct. 2017 And an in-store sale could easily become an online reorder if the customer and his or her pet enjoys the product. Daniel B. Kline, USA TODAY, "Target is going after the four-legged market," 11 Aug. 2017 As Bustle first noticed, the company's website offers shoppers the option to set up automatic reorders on almost any non-limited edition Lush product. Andrea Park, Glamour, "ICYMI: Lush Has a Subscription Service for Nearly Every Product," 3 Aug. 2017 BANKING ON LOYALTY Convenience can come in the form of Dash buttons, which put reorders of baby wipes or coffee beans a finger-press away. Washington Post, "Amazon isn’t technically dominant, but it pervades our lives," 19 July 2017

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First Known Use of reorder


1579, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1


1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reorder was in 1579

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“Reorder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of reorder

: to order (something) again
: to arrange (something) in a different order

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