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 These are winds from the heart of beyond, winds to blow away the inconsequential, to reorder priorities, to render petty concerns insignificant. Stanley Stewart, Travel + Leisure, "Visit Distilleries, Castles, and Dramatic Cliffs on Scotland’s Hebrides Islands," 22 Mar. 2021 As home offices became Zoom studios, organizers were called upon to reorder shelves and create storage systems for clients looking to make a good impression in virtual meetings. Washington Post, "How the pandemic has changed the way we see and use our homes — maybe forever," 11 Mar. 2021 The problem, says Ms. Edelson, is that the speed of change will profoundly reorder the neighborhood long before Microsoft opens its doors. Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor, "An Atlanta neighborhood tries to preserve ‘a sense of place’," 4 Mar. 2021 Electric toothbrushes come at an introductory cost, but the leap in effectiveness over a regular toothbrush combined with the ability to reorder replacement heads mean that skimping isn’t the best idea over the long term. Popular Science, "Best electric toothbrush: Five things to consider," 8 Dec. 2020 For the first time in nearly a decade, the median asking rent for an apartment in Manhattan has fallen below $3,000 a month, as vacancies soar and tenants reorder priorities amid the coronavirus. Stefanos Chen, New York Times, "Manhattan Hits a Virus Milestone: Median Rent Below $3,000," 23 Oct. 2020 The left has a diagnosis of the larger problem—that the pandemic clarified the brokenness of the existing order—and a program to fundamentally reorder society into a vastly fairer and more just one. Alex Pareene, The New Republic, "What If Democrats Just Promised to Make Things Work Again?," 11 Sep. 2020 The challenge is to reorder them in a specific way despite the daunting limitations. Jesse Green, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Three Kings,’ Hot Priest Sheds His Cassock," 6 Sep. 2020 School closures during the pandemic affected 55.1 million students and caused panic among parents and teachers, who had to reorder their lives to handle the sudden change. Alexandra Lonas, Washington Examiner, "Parents struggle with the possibility of online classes this fall," 10 July 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Save money – Save up to 25% on your first reorder from select partners. Maren Estrada, BGR, "This $20 Amazon smart device is my new favorite gadget," 2 Apr. 2021 Save money – Save up to 25% on your first reorder from select partners. Maren Estrada, BGR, "Amazon’s new $20 smart gadget is going to be your new favorite device," 9 Mar. 2021 Some who have built their careers on the street are able to adapt quickly, a skill that will be useful as the pandemic reorders even the most stable economies. Natalie Kitroeff, New York Times, "‘I Can’t Stop’: In Vast Informal Economy, Pandemic Adds to Pressure," 30 Mar. 2020 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

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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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1 Apr 2021

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“Reorder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

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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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