• Monsieur Lacombe and the organ
    Monsieur Lacombe and the organ
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v organize bring order and organization to "Can you help me organize my files?"
    • v organize plan and direct (a complex undertaking) "he masterminded the robbery"
    • v organize arrange by systematic planning and united effort "machinate a plot","organize a strike","devise a plan to take over the director's office"
    • v organize cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea
    • v organize form or join a union "The auto workers decided to unionize"
    • v organize create (as an entity) "social groups form everywhere","They formed a company"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The auditory organ of a locust The auditory organ of a locust
The Organs of Digestion The Organs of Digestion
The Organs of Circulation The Organs of Circulation
Organs of the Chest Organs of the Chest

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: True spiders always have organs for spinning silk known as spinnerets
    • Organize To arrange or constitute in parts, each having a special function, act, office, or relation; to systematize; to get into working order; -- applied to products of the human intellect, or to human institutions and undertakings, as a science, a government, an army, a war, etc. "This original and supreme will organizes the government."
    • Organize (Biol) To furnish with organs; to give an organic structure to; to endow with capacity for the functions of life; as, an organized being; organized matter; -- in this sense used chiefly in the past participle. "These nobler faculties of the mind, matter organized could never produce."
    • Organize (Mus) To sing in parts; as, to organize an anthem.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Most snails are hermaphrodites, meaning they have both female and male reproductive organs
    • organize To render organic; give an organic structure to; construct or modify so as to exhibit or subserve vital processes: commonly in the past participle.
    • organize In general, to form into a whole consisting of interdependent parts; coördinate the parts of; systematize; arrange according to a uniform plan or for a given purpose; provide with a definite structure or constitution; order.
    • organize In music, to sing or arrange in parts: as, to organize the halleluiah.
    • organize Synonyms To constitute, construct.
    • organize To assume an organic structure or a definite formation or constitution, as a number of individuals; become coördinated or systematically arranged or ordered.
    • organize Also spelled organise.
    • organize To arrange; plan; prepare.
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  • T. L. Scrutton
    T. L. Scrutton
    “In a balanced organization, working towards a common objective, there is success.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “Character is victory organized.”
  • Peter F. Drucker
    “Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer meetings the better.”
  • Thomas H. Huxley
    “Science is nothing, but trained and organized common sense.”
  • Havelock Ellis
    “However well organized the foundations of life may be, life must always be full of risks.”
  • Georg Groddeck
    Georg Groddeck
    “Disease is a vital expression of the human organism.”


Speak to the organ grinder not the monkey - Talk to the boss not the subordinate


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. organiser, Gr. . See Organ


In literature:

Spencer had also great organizing ability, but he devoted it to the organizing of a system of philosophy based upon his scientific researches.
"Analyzing Character" by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
There must be simple, but thorough organization.
"Quiet Talks with World Winners" by S. D. Gordon
Here, if anywhere, organized church work for boys may be tolerated.
"The Minister and the Boy" by Allan Hoben
Here, then, is a brief description of the sex organs in man and woman.
"Sane Sex Life and Sane Sex Living" by H.W. Long
The old Thuringian town Arnstadt had a new church and a fine new organ.
"The World's Great Men of Music" by Harriette Brower
Some great lords organized men under them, whom they provisioned.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Solidity and strength are represented by the organization of the male, grace and beauty by that of the female.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
My sexual organs were quite perfect.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Its reverence for organization appears in the practice of embalming.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
Good organization can do much.
"Women and War Work" by Helen Fraser

In poetry:

High up in the organ-story
One kneels with a girlish grace;
And, touched with the vesper glory,
Lifts her madonna face.
"At Vespers" by Madison Julius Cawein
Here organ-swell and church-bell toll
Methinks but discord were;
The prayerful silence of the soul
Is best befitting her.
"The Friend’s Burial" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Soon the song to silence melted,
Died the organ-tones away,
And the pastor in the pulpit
Said in low voice, "Let us pray!"
"Caleb's Vision" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
High up in the organ-story
A girl stands slim and fair;
And touched with the casement's glory
Gleams out her radiant hair.
"At Vespers" by Madison Julius Cawein
I want it all: with soul of gypsy
To run to plunder with a song,
To suffer for all near an organ,
To run to war, an Amazon;
"Prayer" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
To-day our hearts like organ keys
One Master's touch are feeling;
The branches of a common Vine
Have only leaves of healing.
"A Spiritual Manifestation" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Witches Brew cocktail courtesy of Kanon Organic Vodka ( Courtesy of Kanon Organic Vodka / October 25, 2012 ).
The company also has a whole-berry version, and both varieties are made with organic cranberries and organic sugar.
If you can undermine the corporate sponsorship base of an organization like ALEC, then you can undermine every other conservative organization corporate sponsorship base.
WHAT Walter L Fox Post 2, The American Legion has organized a meeting to respond to state's decree forbidding gambling machines at VFWs, American Legions and other organizations.
The founder and chief organic officer of Colorado-based Lily Organics believes your skincare should be similarly traceable—from ingredients to manufacturing.
To find out more about organ donation, or to sign up to be an organ donor, visit Donate Life America at
Beth-Ann Kozlovich talks with in-studio guests about the status of the organ translplant center at Queens Hospital in Honolulu and the overall situation of organ donation in Hawaii.
Meanwhile, the Aerospace Medical Association, the more senior umbrella organization that includes the space medicine group, has said that the future of the Strughold prize is up to the smaller organization.
With approximately 40,000 members , the new organization, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, or AANP, will serve as the largest professional membership organization in the country for nurse practitioners of all specialties.
Organs-on-a-chip are plastic microchips designed to act as small, simplified versions of lungs, hearts and other bodily organs.
" Moe 's is not an organization that sits back and watches others take care of things," said Moe 's Field Marketing Manager Joe Salome, who is organizing the event.
On February 18, The New York Times ran a story about how Maine's Own Organic Milk, a collective of 10 Maine dairy farms that formed in early 2010, is struggling to stay viable selling its slow-pasteurized, organic milk.
The report provides a comprehensive and standardized look at the LGBT movement 's finances across 40 major LGBT organizations which collectively represent 69% of the budgets of all LGBTQ social justice organizations.
Organic Food No More Nutritious Than Non-Organic.
Let's start at the source: USDA rules prohibit food makers from labeling something organic unless it can prove that at least 95 percent of a product was made using organic processes, which are themselves defined as.

In science:

We envisage that these comet dust fragments may fulfill the requirements suggested by Krueger and Kissel (1989) for chemical thermodynamics to start molecular self-organization.
Cosmic Dust in the 21st Century
The discussion by Krueger and Kissel (1989) points out particularly to the chemical composition of the organics predicted by Greenberg (e.g.
Cosmic Dust in the 21st Century
Thought is already being directed by Krueger, Kissel and the author to simulating the porous structure of comet dust in which laboratory organics are embedded and placing these structures in water.
Cosmic Dust in the 21st Century
Nicolis, G., Prigogine, I. (1977), Self-organization in nonequilibrium systems, Wiley.
Cosmic Dust in the 21st Century
They differ from each other by the organization of the steps on edge {r ′ , r ′′}.
Random incidence matrices: moments of the spectral density