or·​ga·​niz·​er | \ ˈȯr-gə-ˌnī-zər How to pronounce organizer (audio) \
plural organizers

Definition of organizer

1 : a person or thing that organizes something: such as
a : a person who arranges something (such as an event) especially by systematic planning and by coordinating the efforts of others the organizers of the festival Community organizers have scheduled other events around the city this weekend to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For example, on Sunday the Town Hall will host "Writers Resist," at which more than a dozen writers will read their own work and pieces from celebrated American rights activists.— Jessica Lee
b : something (such as a device or container) that is designed to keep objects or information in a particular arrangement or order a closet organizer The digital diary a.k.a the electronic organizer was popular in the '80s and '90s. It was a calculator, address book and notepad all-in-one.— Rill Causey and Sam Reichman We discovered that one of the firms still mailed tax organizers to clients in January. While they didn't really expect their clients to fill out the paper organizers, they knew the document remained an effective way of reminding clients to start getting organized well before April 15—and to keep the firm's brand top of mind.— Kyle Walters
2 : a region of a developing embryo or a substance produced by such a region that is capable of inducing a specific type of development in undifferentiated tissue

called also inductor

Examples of organizer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These actions can also be deadly, according to Eddie Chavez Calderon, a campaign organizer for Arizona Jews for Justice. Angela Cordoba Perez, The Arizona Republic, 6 Aug. 2022 Teddrick Hardy, event organizer for BLACK: A Festival of Joy, said attendees should expect a warm atmosphere. Chloe Mcgowan, The Indianapolis Star, 6 Aug. 2022 Alejandro Rangel-Lopez, 21, a Dodge City resident and the event’s organizer, said that the Vote Neigh campaign was designed as a fun way to reach younger, rural voters. Annie Gowen, Washington Post, 3 Aug. 2022 This multilayer organizer has 220 storage slots, which translates into ample room for your markers, colored pencils, and more. Lauren Gray, Popular Mechanics, 2 Aug. 2022 The Container Store’s expandable under-the-sink organizer is perfect for storing your hair and beauty tools underneath the single vanity sink in the bathroom or the kitchen sink to store cleaning products or pots and pans separately. Khortlyn Cole, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Aug. 2022 Unlike most of Heterodoxy’s members, Flynn grew up poor, becoming a full-time organizer at 17 (and later a passionate Communist)., 29 July 2022 Many were missionaries from Mount Aloysius College on a service trip, and Brianna Baker, assistant athletic director and service organizer at Mount Aloysius, was one of them. Rae Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 29 July 2022 About 20 people, including members of the Northwest Indiana Paddling Association put their kayaks in July 16 at the boat launch at Beaubien Woods Forest Preserve accompanied by canoes occupied by historian Larry McClellan and organizer Tom Shepherd. Paul Eisenberg, Chicago Tribune, 29 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of organizer

1786, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Aug 2022

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“Organizer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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variants: also British organiser \ -​ˌnī-​zər How to pronounce organizer (audio) \

Medical Definition of organizer

1 : one that organizes
2 : a region of a developing embryo (as the chordamesoderm of the dorsal lip of the vertebrate blastopore) or a substance produced by such a region that is capable of inducing a specific type of development in undifferentiated tissue

called also inductor


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