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

Examples of organized in a Sentence

They ran a well-organized political campaign. She's a very organized person.
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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Organized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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

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