Definition of organized in US English:

organized

adjective

  • 1Arranged in a systematic way, especially on a large scale.

    ‘organized crime’
    • ‘Included were two of the '70s geometric paintings: rhythmically organized arrangements of truncated circles and rectangles.’
    • ‘It helped to work my life in a systematic and organized way.’
    • ‘The good part of the store is that the clothes are arranged in an organised fashion, each size has its own separate pile.’
    • ‘Maybe I should find a nice organized religion to channel all this guilt towards.’
    • ‘The set of skills for changing laws, getting injunctions, and confronting officials in an organized, systematic way is quite different.’
    • ‘If they can defeat an organized, systematic campaign of terror, so can we.’
    • ‘Especially in New England, philanthropic giving had become a cooperative and highly organized activity.’
    • ‘More likely, they divide their afternoons among a raft of organized activities, from baseball to dance to religious studies.’
    • ‘In those years new church buildings and newly organized congregations outpaced the colonies' population growth.’
    • ‘This is a common way of phrasing what is basically a large scale organized street protest.’
    • ‘This unit began with the definition of pattern and a discussion of the characteristics of systematic, organized patterns versus random patterns.’
    • ‘The policy of terror was certainly carried out on a vast scale, and in many cases was organized and systematic.’
    • ‘Later in the year, the newly organized Office of Strategic Services entered the scene.’
    • ‘As a guideline, children who are able to play an organized sport, such as Little League, are ready to begin a strength training program.’
    • ‘Around it was an arrangement of wooden benches and picnic tables that looked like they were once arranged in an organized manner.’
    • ‘Conducted tours for organized groups should be arranged in advance.’
    • ‘What controls the behavior of individual cells so that such highly organized patterns emerge?’
    1. 1.1 Having one's affairs in order so as to deal with them efficiently.
      ‘I am systematic and organized enough to save things’
      • ‘I know that I cannot learn two oratorios in three months while also preparing a recital, because I am not an organized person.’
      • ‘I worked for a guy who said that he loved employing pregnant women because they were so organized and efficient.’
      • ‘This is my major preoccupation at the moment: forgiving myself for not being efficient and organised and sensible.’
      • ‘Murray was very analytical, very organized, and very planned in his coaching philosophy.’
      • ‘I have to be very organized and do everything on the clock throughout the day with a booked schedule.’
      • ‘Angela, the most organized and efficient person I know, was her usual helpful self - had the tapes copied to Mini-disc, and they were sent to us within a day!’
      • ‘After one and one-half years in her current position, she finds that she has learned to be more organized and efficient with her time, which gives her more time with the patient.’
      well ordered, in order, ordered, well run, well regulated, orderly, efficient, neat, tidy, methodical, businesslike, planned, systematic, structured, arranged
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    2. 1.2 Having formed a labor union, political group, etc.
      ‘a repressive regime that crushed organized labor’
      • ‘The political energy that fueled organized labor in the 1930s simply doesn't exist at the dawn of the twenty-first century.’
      • ‘Readers should forgive Lichtenstein for his ultimate pallid proposals for reversing the recent sharp economic and political decline of organized labor.’
      • ‘He understood the importance of organized political parties and pursued politics as a career, not simply an avocation.’
      • ‘Those of us who aren't risking our lives shouldn't criticize her because resistance wasn't of the organized political kind that probably would have gotten her killed.’
      • ‘We use it well, but we also need to build strong community bases and build organised support throughout the trade unions.’
      • ‘And it was an equally convincing demonstration of the political clout that organized labor has in the City of Angels.’
      • ‘For example, organized labour claims that it is under-represented on Canadian postage stamps.’
      • ‘But while men have maintained a firm grip on official leadership positions in organized labor, women are gaining power and attention in different ways.’
      • ‘Will it reflect a diverse convention full of unions rejuvenated by newly organized workers?’
      • ‘The authors outline the history of organized labour in Canadian politics and the unique relationship established between unions and the party in 1961.’
      • ‘Some Old Leftists spoke of music as laying the foundation for their entrance into organized political groups, or their comfort once there.’
      • ‘It means, though, that candidates can't rely on the collective strength - and money - of an organized political party.’
      • ‘He no longer belongs to an organised political party.’
      • ‘He transformed the INC from a popular movement into an organized political party.’
      • ‘This article offers a new explanation of the explosive tension by arguing that an organized male political campaign conjoined with a socioeconomic protest led by market women.’
      • ‘How can you seriously have democracy if you exclude the largest organized political force in the country?’
      • ‘The party has steadily moved on from its days as a bunch of sandal wearing idealists and is transforming into an organised political force.’
      • ‘Then it was a response to the rising political power of organised labour; now it is a consequence of very different social changes.’
      • ‘It is the supporters of these organisations that have the largest organised political presence outside the Labour Party.’
      • ‘The United Nations is certainly the most modern form of organized political expression yet invented.’
      • ‘Every worker who doesn't join the union is another worker who doesn't pay $500 a year to organized labor's political machine.’
      • ‘As young candidates take aim at higher offices, an organized youth political power base may prove essential, especially when going up against older, richer opponents.’

Pronunciation

organized

/ˈôrɡəˌnīzd//ˈɔrɡəˌnaɪzd/