or·​ga·​niz·​er ˈȯr-gə-ˌnī-zər How to pronounce organizer (audio)
plural organizers
: a person or thing that organizes something: such as
: 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
: 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
: 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 Also, some stroller organizers are only compatible with a specific brand, so check the product description before buying anything. Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 17 Nov. 2023 The biopic gives a detailed account of the fascinating life of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, most prominently known for his role as the organizer of the March On Washington in 1963. Shelby Stewart, Essence, 17 Nov. 2023 Easily slotted into a stocking or attached to a larger gift (a backyard pizza oven, say, or a spice drawer organizer), chile flakes are another one of those kitchen staples that can be noticeably improved when done thoughtfully. Ella Riley-Adams Angela Koh Jameson Montgomery Jameson Montgomery Tom Delavan, New York Times, 16 Nov. 2023 Thousands of workers at more than 200 United States Starbucks stores plan to walk off the job Nov. 16 in what organizers say is the largest strike yet in the two-year-old effort to unionize the company’s stores. Dee-Ann Durbin, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 Nov. 2023 Plus, hear hacks from professional organizers on maximizing counter space, Maintaining your home: Necessary home maintenance can save your thousands in the long run. Jandra Sutton, Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2023 Images: Zuma Press/AFP/Getty Images Composite: Mark Kelly A delegation of black American journalists, artists and political organizers visited the Palestinian territories in 2015, several months after Michael Brown was shot dead by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, 7 Nov. 2023 Shira Gill’s second book, Organized Living, inspires with stylish solutions from the homes of 25 professional organizers. Laura Fenton, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Nov. 2023 Days later, the retreat's organizer called her family and said no one had seen her since Oct. 19. Rebecca Rosenberg, Fox News, 6 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of organizer was in 1786

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Cite this Entry

“Organizer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


variants also British organiser
: one that organizes
: 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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