or·​ga·​nized ˈȯr-gə-ˌnīzd How to pronounce organized (audio)
: having a formal organization to coordinate and carry out activities
organized baseball
organized crime
: affiliated by membership in an organization (such as a union)
organized steelworkers

Example Sentences

They ran a well-organized political campaign. She's a very organized person.
Recent Examples on the Web After going through his initial rookie minicamp, organized team activities and mandatory minicamp in the offseason, Miami tight ends coach Jon Embree gave him things to work on in the break before training camp. David Furones, Sun Sentinel, 9 Sep. 2022 Enter Strachan, who was forced to miss most of the offseason after tearing his meniscus in organized team activities. The Indianapolis Star, 20 Aug. 2022 The surgery prevented him from participating in the team’s organized team activities and minicamp. Ryan Wood, USA TODAY, 28 July 2022 Outside linebacker Odafe Oweh, who had offseason shoulder surgery, was a full participant in team drills after being limited in organized team activities and minicamp in June. Matt Cohen, Baltimore Sun, 27 July 2022 Edge rusher Robert Quinn, who skipped organized team activities and mandatory minicamp, also was in the building. Colleen Kane, Chicago Tribune, 26 July 2022 Gutekunst worked over the last year to smooth things over with quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who had skipped the Packers’ organized team activities and mandatory minicamp in a standoff with team management. Fox News, 26 July 2022 During organized-team activity workouts, Atwell drew praise in comments to reporters from coach Sean McVay, who last season questioned Atwell’s sense of urgency. Los Angeles Times, 18 July 2022 The Cowboys were punished for the second straight year for being too physical in organized team activities, which are non-contact. Ben Volin,, 18 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of organized was in 1817

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“Organized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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: having an organization to plan and carry out activities
organized baseball

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