1. <biology> To furnish with organs; to give an organic structure to; to endow with capacity for the functions of life; as, an organised being; organised matter; in this sense used chiefly in the past participle. "These nobler faculties of the mind, matter organised could never produce." (Ray)

2. 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." (Cranch)

3. To sing in parts; as, to organize an anthem.

Origin: Cf. F. Organiser, Gr. See Organ.

(01 Mar 1998)