Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: organise
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɔɹɡənaɪz/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɔːɡənaɪz/
- Hyphenation: or‧gan‧ize
- (transitive) To arrange in working order.
- (transitive) To constitute in parts, each having a special function, act, office, or relation; to systematize.
- (transitive, chiefly used in the past participle) To furnish with organs; to give an organic structure to; to endow with capacity for the functions of life
- an organized being
- organized matter
- 1691, John Ray, The wisdom of God manifested in the works of the creation
- These nobler faculties in the mind of man, […] matter organized could never produce.
- (transitive, music) To sing in parts.
- to organize an anthem
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Busby to this entry?)
- (transitive, intransitive) To band together into a group or union that can bargain and act collectively; to unionize.
- the workers decided to organize; their next task was to organize the workers at the steel mill
to arrange in working order
to constitute in parts, each having a special function; to systematize
to furnish with organs; to give organic structure to; to endow with capacity for functions of life
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
Translations to be checked
- organize in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- organize in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.