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Definition of organized

1 : having a formal organization to coordinate and carry out activities organized baseball organized crime
2 : affiliated by membership in an organization (such as a union) organized steelworkers

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Examples of organized in a Sentence

They ran a well-organized political campaign. She's a very organized person.
Recent Examples on the Web And to stay organized, label everything that’s in every bin, box or drawer. Harriet Blake, Dallas News, "New Year’s resolutions? Here’s how to make them stick in 2021," 29 Dec. 2020 Students will discover ways to enhance their digital presence and strategies for how to stay organized during the job hunt. Chris Smith | Contributing Writer,, "Job hunt from home with the Jefferson Parish Library's free Brainfuse JobNow resource," 10 Dec. 2020 Stephanie Mansour coaches clients on how to improve their workouts and runs and finds this belt to be an effective way to stay organized. Lindsay Tigar, CNN Underscored, "19 gifts the runner in your life will appreciate, according to experts," 10 Dec. 2020 Even as the Talbot County Council continues narrowly to support the memorial — most recently, the body voted 3 to 2 in August to keep it in place — opponents have been growing more organized and developing a louder voice. Washington Post, "Activists promise to continue fight against ‘Talbot Boys’ Confederate monument," 20 Jan. 2021 Some indication had emerged that at least some assailants initiated a more organized attack, Representative Tim Ryan, Democrat of Ohio and the chairman of the House subcommittee that has oversight of the Capitol Police, told reporters on Monday. New York Times, "Justice Dept. Pursues at Least 150 Suspects in Capitol Riot," 11 Jan. 2021 That brought the parents closer together and led to more organized tailgate parties and other functions, especially the nights before games when their sons are sequestered. oregonlive, "Emotions flow for Oregon Ducks parents watching sons play, reconnecting at Fiesta Bowl to end trying season," 3 Jan. 2021 And, once coronavirus restrictions loosen, Inspirato plans to run cruise charters and other more organized tours with partners like Lindblad Expeditions and Silversea Cruises. Paul Brady, Travel + Leisure, "This Travel Subscription Service Gets You Unlimited Access to Some of the World's Best Hotels," 26 Dec. 2020 Democrats are more organized than ever in recent history, so Republicans can’t take future election cycles for granted. Gromer Jeffers Jr., Dallas News, "Grover Cleveland biographer for Trump, Hood feminism for Biden highlight holiday gifts to politicos," 21 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of organized

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of organized was in 1817

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10 Feb 2021

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“Organized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of organized

: arranged into a formal group with leaders and with rules for doing or planning things
: arranged into or belonging to a labor union
: arranged or planned in a particular way

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