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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.

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About the same time, the Asiatic exclusion act started the alien-smuggling business on an organized scale, through the willingness of people from China and Southeast Asia to pay as high as $200 to $500 each to get into the United States. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Rewind: What Guarding Uncle Sam's Borders Was Like in 1925," 11 Feb. 2019 Wedding planning can take a lot out of even the most organized bride, and if one element of the process can be made more seamless, why not indulge? Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Venamour Launches Online Wedding Invites—Plus 10 Other Chic Options That Make the Case for Going Paperless," 15 Jan. 2019 In [2018], the college administration appealed to the Republican-majority National Labor Relations Board to block the election in an effort to bust the unionization effort, but lost, in another victory for organized student workers. Kim Kelly, Teen Vogue, "Education Workers on Campuses Around the Country Are Demanding Better Labor Conditions," 10 Jan. 2019 Making a concrete plan is a good, simple way to get mentally organized and prepared for the change in behavior that’s about to come. 2. SELF, "7 Tips for Anyone Who Wants to Start Working Out but Doesn't Know Where to Begin," 10 Jan. 2019 Trying to master the art of bullet journaling to stay organized for class? Seventeen Editors, Seventeen, "Here's How To Follow "Seventeen" On All of Your Favorite Social Media Platforms," 19 Dec. 2018 Food-storage containers are pretty consistently one of the most annoying things to keep organized in your kitchen. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "This Food Container Lid Organizer Will Save Your Kitchen Cabinets," 19 Dec. 2018 This starts with the fact that proposals to overhaul corporate governance poll well — almost shockingly well, in fact, for an idea that’s had no organized advocacy community or high-profile champions until extremely recently. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "Top House Democrats join Elizabeth Warren’s push to fundamentally change American capitalism," 14 Dec. 2018 The brand also makes planners and calendars for those who want to stay organized and on top of their schedule. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Joanna Gaines Never Leaves the House Without These Two Things in Her Purse," 9 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of organized

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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