affiliated in an organization, especially a union: organized dockworkers.
having a formal organization or structure, especially to coordinate or carry out for widespread activities: organized medicine; organized crime.

Origin of organized

First recorded in 1810–20; organize + -ed2
Related formswell-or·gan·ized, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for well-organized

Contemporary Examples of well-organized

Historical Examples of well-organized

  • An underlying tendency can be discerned in well-organized knowledge.

    College Teaching

    Paul Klapper

  • For a mob of four millions of people was changed into a well-organized nation.

  • It can only show results by fighting as a well-organized, compact mass.

    Socialism As It Is

    William English Walling

  • Besides the shop-work there is a well-organized course in mechanical drawing.

    The New Education

    Scott Nearing

  • He had brought well-financed and well-organized theft to a fine art.

British Dictionary definitions for well-organized



adjective (well organized when postpositive)

having good organization; orderly and efficienta well-organized individual




planned and controlled on a large scale and involving many peopleorganized crime
orderly and efficienta highly organized campaign
(of the workers in a factory or office) belonging to a trade unionorganized labour
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Word Origin and History for well-organized



1590s, "furnished with organs," past participle adjective from organize (v.). Meaning "forming a whole of interdependent parts" is from 1817. Organized crime attested from 1929.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper