Definition of organized in English:



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

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