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organ at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


organ at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. organe, and O.Fr. orgene, both meaning "musical instrument," both from L. organa, pl. of organum, from Gk. organon "implement, musical instrument, organ of the body," from PIE *worg-, related to Gk. ergon "work." Sense narrowed late M.E. to modern musical instrument known by that name. The meaning "functioning body part" appeared in Eng. 1392. ///

organ at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W3 n [C] ----------//
1 body part:
2 musical instrument:
3 organization:
4 newspaper/magazine: ----------// [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: organe, from Latin, from Greek organon 'tool, instrument']//
1 BODY PART: a) a part of the body, such as the heart or lungs, that has a particular purpose// --the liver, heart, and other internal organs // --loss of blood flow to his vital organs // --Extra doses of the hormone caused the animals' reproductive organs to develop sooner than usual.// --In Arizona, 480 people are waiting for organ transplants .// --dying people who have agreed to be organ donors // b) a penis - used because you want to avoid saying this directly//
2 MUSICAL INSTRUMENT: a) also pipe organ // a large musical instrument used especially in churches, with keys like a piano and large pipes that air passes through to produce the sound// b) an electronic musical instrument that produces music similar to a pipe organ, but that does not have pipes// --an electronic organ//
3 ORGANIZATION: formal an organization that is part of, or works for, a larger organization or group// organ of// --The courts are organs of government.// --the decision-making organs//
4 NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE: formal a newspaper or magazine which gives information, news etc for an organization or group// organ of// --the official organ of the Communist Party// ----------// COLLOCATES for sense 1 // internal organs // vital organs (=most important organs for life, for example the heart and brain) // sexual/reproductive/sex organs // organ transplant (=an operation to put an organ from one person's body into another's) // organ donor (=someone who gives an organ for an organ transplant) // ----------//

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organ at Swedish => english Of Explained:

organ, organs

organ at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Keyboard instrument in which pressurized air produces notes by means of a series of tuned pipes. Organs include the largest and most complex of all instruments, with the widest range of pitch and timbre and the greatest variety of designs, as well as the oldest repertoire and the most involved history. The simplest organs consist of a single rank of pipes, each corresponding to a single key. They are arranged over a wind chest connected to the keys by a set of valves and fed with a supply of air by electrically or mechanically activated bellows. By pulling out knobs, called stops, the player engages new ranks of pipes. Two distinct types of pipes are used: flue pipes (both open and stopped) produce sound by directing air against the edge of an opening in the pipe, whereas reed pipes sound by means of a thin metal tongue inside the pipe that vibrates against a fixed projection next to it. Different shapes and materials produce a variety of tone colors. A large organ may have five or more banked keyboards, or manuals, each of which controls a distinctive group of pipes. Most organs also have pedalboards played with the feet. A large organ's pipes may vary in length from about 1 in to 32 ft (2.5 cm-10 m), resulting in a huge nine-octave range. The earliest organ (c.250 BC) was the Greek hydraulis, in which the wind was regulated by water pressure. The bellows-fed organ appeared around the 7th cent. AD. The organ became firmly associated with the church by the 10th cent. As organs became widespread, different regions pursued different modes of construction and sought different tonal ideals. The baroque German organ is ideally suited to polyphony, while the French taste for variety of timbres eventuated in A. Cavaillé -Coll's vast "orchestral" organs. See also electric organ, harmonium.

organ at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

129 Moby Thesaurus words for "organ":
Charlie McCarthy, Hammond organ, affiliate, agency, agent, ancilla,
annual, appendage, appliance, arm, baroque organ, bimonthly,
biweekly, bough, branch, branch office, calliope, calliophone,
channel, chapter, choralcelo, component, contrivance, creature,
daily, daybook, device, diary, division, dummy, dupe,
electric organ, electro-pneumatic organ, element, ephemeris,
fortnightly, forum, gazette, go-between, hand, handmaid,
handmaiden, harmonium, hebdomadal, hydraulic organ, imp, implement,
instrument, instrumentality, instrumentation, interagent,
intermediary, intermediate, intermedium, joint, journal, leg,
lever, limb, link, lobe, lobule, local, lodge, magazine, mean,
mechanism, mediator, medium, melodeon, melodica, member, midwife,
minion, ministry, monthly, mouthpiece, newsletter, newsmagazine,
newspaper, offshoot, orchestrelle, organophone, paper, part, pawn,
periodical, pictorial, pinion, pipe organ, plaything, post,
process, publication, puppet, quarterly, ramification, reed organ,
review, runner, scion, seraphine, serial, servant, slave,
slick magazine, spray, sprig, spur, steam organ, stooge, structure,
switch, symphonion, tail, tendril, tool, toy, tracker-action organ,
trade magazine, tubular-pneumatic organ, twig, unit, vehicle,
vocalion, voice, weekly, wing, yearbook

organ at Croatian => English Of Explained:

agency, apparatus, organ

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Organ at German => English Of Explained:

Organ [ɔrgaːn]nsn

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organ at Polish => English Of Explained:


organ at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Voice): voice, organ, lungs, bellows, good voice, tone, sound, vocalization, cry, strain, utterance, exclamation, vociferation, enunciation, articulation, interjection, whisper, voice, accent, intonation.

Organ at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

isection, bipartition, dichotomy, halving, bifurcation, forking, dichotomy, branching, ramification, fork, prong, fold, half, moiety.

[N] (Bisection [division in

organ at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 a part of the body that has a particular purpose, such as the heart or the brain; part of a plant with a particular purpose:
the internal organs * the sense organs (= the eyes, ears, nose, etc.) * the sexual / reproductive organs * an organ transplant / donor
2 (especially humorous) a PENIS:
the male organ
3 (also pipe organ) a large musical instrument with keys like a piano. Sounds are produced by air forced through pipes:
She plays the organ in church. * organ music
4 a musical instrument similar to a pipe organ, but without pipes:
an electric organ
5 (formal) an official organization that is part of a larger organization and has a special purpose:
the organs of government
6 (formal) a newspaper or magazine that gives information about a particular group or organization; a means of communicating the views of a particular group:
The People's Daily is the official organ of the Chinese Communist Party. * the organs of public opinion (= for example, newspapers, television, radio)

Organ at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Organ \Or"gan\, n. [L. organum, Gr. ?; akin to ? work, and E.
work: cf. F. organe. See {Work}, and cf. {Orgue}, {Orgy}.]
1. An instrument or medium by which some important action is
performed, or an important end accomplished; as,
legislatures, courts, armies, taxgatherers, etc., are
organs of government.

2. (Biol.) A natural part or structure in an animal or a
plant, capable of performing some special action (termed
its function), which is essential to the life or
well-being of the whole; as, the heart, lungs, etc., are
organs of animals; the root, stem, foliage, etc., are
organs of plants.

Note: In animals the organs are generally made up of several
tissues, one of which usually predominates, and
determines the principal function of the organ. Groups
of organs constitute a system. See {System}.

3. A component part performing an essential office in the
working of any complex machine; as, the cylinder, valves,
crank, etc., are organs of the steam engine.

4. A medium of communication between one person or body and
another; as, the secretary of state is the organ of
communication between the government and a foreign power;
a newspaper is the organ of its editor, or of a party,
sect, etc.

5. [Cf. AS. organ, fr. L. organum.] (Mus.) A wind instrument
containing numerous pipes of various dimensions and kinds,
which are filled with wind from a bellows, and played upon
by means of keys similar to those of a piano, and
sometimes by foot keys or pedals; -- formerly used in the
plural, each pipe being considired an organ.

The deep, majestic, solemn organs blow. --Pope.

Note: Chaucer used the form orgon as a plural.

The merry orgon . . . that in the church goon

{Barrel organ}, {Choir organ}, {Great organ}, etc. See under
{Barrel}, {Choir}, etc.

{Cabinet organ} (Mus.), an organ of small size, as for a
chapel or for domestic use; a reed organ.

{Organ bird} (Zo["o]l.), a Tasmanian crow shrike ({Gymnorhina
organicum}). It utters discordant notes like those of a
hand organ out of tune.

{Organ fish} (Zo["o]l.), the drumfish.

{Organ gun}. (Mil.) Same as {Orgue}
(b) .

{Organ harmonium} (Mus.), an harmonium of large capacity and

{Organ of Gorti} (Anat.), a complicated structure in the
cochlea of the ear, including the auditory hair cells, the
rods or fibers of Corti, the membrane of Corti, etc. See
Note under {Ear}.

{Organ pipe}. See {Pipe}, n., 1.

{Organ-pipe coral}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Tubipora}.

{Organ point} (Mus.), a passage in which the tonic or
dominant is sustained continuously by one part, while the
other parts move.

Organ \Or"gan\, v. t.
To supply with an organ or organs; to fit with organs; to
organize. [Obs.]

Thou art elemented and organed for other apprehensions.

organ at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an
animal that is specialized for some particular function
2: a government agency or instrument devoted to the performance
of some specific function; "The Census Bureau is an organ
of the Commerce Department"
3: (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ [syn: {electric
organ}, {electronic organ}, {Hammond organ}]
4: a periodical that is published by a special interest group;
"the organ of the communist party"
5: wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes
arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and
controlled from a large complex musical keyboard [syn: {pipe
6: a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the
reeds by bellows [syn: {harmonium}, {reed organ}]

organ at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Organ|òrgan


Inter: wikipedi » a
Inter: commons » Pipe organ
Category: Image - :Pipe.organ.console.arp.jpg|thumb|right|The console of a pipe organ (musical instrument).


From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » organum|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » ὄργανον||an instrument, implement, tool, also an organ of sense or apprehension, an organ of the body, also a musical instrument, an organ|tr=organon|lang=grc|sc=polytonic, from *Inter: term » |sc=polytonic|ἔργειν|tr=ergein|to work.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈɔːɹ.ɡən/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-organ.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɔː(r)ɡən


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A largest part of an organism, composed of tissues that perform similar functions.
    1. Inter: by extensio » n A body of an organization dedicated to the performing of certain functions.
    2. Inter: musical instrument » s A musical instrument that has multiple pipes which play when a key is pressed, or an electronic instrument designed to replicate such.
    3. An official magazine, newsletter, or similar publication of an organization.
    4. A species of cactus (Category: w - :Stenocereus thurberi|Stenocereus thurberi)
    5. Inter: slan » g The penis.


      * See also Category: Wikisaurus:organ -

      Derived terms

      * barrel organ

  • house organ
  • internal organ
  • mouth organ
  • sense organ
  • sex organ
  • storage organ
  • swell organ
  • vital organ

    Related terms

    * organelle
  • organic
  • organise or organize
  • organism
  • organist


    Inter: trans-top » part of an organism
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|عضو|m|tr=3uDuu
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|օրգան|tr=òrgan
  • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|muérganu|m, Inter: t- » ast|órganu|m
  • Bengali: Inter: t+ » bn|অঙ্গ|tr=ônggô|sc=Beng
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|òrgan|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|器官|tr=qìguān|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|orgán|m
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|organ
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|orgaan|n
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|organo
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|elin
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|organe|m
  • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|órgano|m
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ორგანო|tr=organo|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Organ|n
  • Haitian Creole: Inter: tø » ht|ògàn
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|איבר|m
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|szerv
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|líffæri|n
  • Ido: organo
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|organo|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|器官|tr=きかん, kikan

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|기관|tr=gigwan|sc=Hang (Inter: t+ » ko|器官|sc=Hani)
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|organum|n
    • Latvian: orgāns {{m}}
    • Lithuanian: organas {{m}}
    • Inter: trreq » luy
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|орган|m|tr=órgan
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|organ
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|اندام|tr=andām
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|narząd|m, Inter: t+ » pl|organ|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|órgão
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|organ|n
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|орган|m|tr=órgan
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|орган|m|alt=о̀рга̄н
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|organ|m|alt=òrgān
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|organ|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|órgano|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|organ|n
    • Tamil: Inter: t+ » ta|உறுப்பு|tr=uruppu
    • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|అంగము|tr=amgamu|sc=Telu, Inter: t+ » te|అవయవము|tr=avayavamu|sc=Telu
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|organ, Inter: t+ » tr|kılgan
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|khí quan (Inter: t- » vi|器官|sc=Hani)
    • Welsh: Inter: t+ » cy|organ|m|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » musical instrument
    • Afrikaans: orrel
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|أرغن|m|tr='úrghun
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|երգեհոն|tr=ergehon
    • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|muérganu|m, Inter: t- » ast|órganu|m
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|風琴|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|风琴|tr=fēngqín|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|varhany|p
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|orgel|n
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|orgel|n
    • Esperanto: orgeno
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|urut|p
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|orgue|m
    • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|órgano|m
    • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ორღან|tr=orḡan|sc=Geor
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Orgel|f
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|אורגן|m, Inter: t+ » he|עוגב|m
    • Hindi: Inter: t+ » hi|अंग|m|tr=aṅga
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|orgona
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|orgel|n
    • Ido: orgeno
    • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|organ
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|orgán|m
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|organo|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|オルガン|tr=orugan

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latin: organum tubulatum {{n}}
  • Latvian: ērģeles Inter: f » p
  • Inter: trreq » luy
  • Luxembourgish: Uergel
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|organ
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|orgel
  • Persian: Inter: fa-Arab » ارغنون (arghanun), Inter: t+ » fa|ارگ|tr=org|sc=fa-Arab
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|organy|p
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|órgão
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|orgă|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|орган|m|tr=orgán
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|оргуље|f|p|alt=о̀ргуље|sc=Cyrl
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|orgulje|f|p|alt=òrgulje
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|orgle|f|p
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|órgano|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|orgel|c
  • Inter: trreq » ta
  • Telugu: Inter: t- » te|సంగీతపు పెట్టె|tr=saMgItapu peTTe|sc=Telu
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|org
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|cơ quan
  • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|gel
  • Welsh: Inter: t+ » cy|organ|m and f
  • West Frisian: oargel {{n}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » magazine, newsletter, or similar publication
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|մարմին|tr=marmin, Inter: t- » hy|օրգան|tr=òrgan
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|orgaan|n
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|äänenkannattaja
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Organ|n
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|organo|m
    • Lithuanian: organas {{m}}
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|орган|m|tr=órgan

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Persian: Inter: fa-Arab » ترجمان (tarjomān)
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|organ|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|орган|m|tr=órgan
  • Spanish: publicación oficial {{f}}
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|organ|n
  • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|అంగము|tr=amgamu|sc=Telu
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|organ

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Species of cactus
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|órgano|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » lt: vargonai {{m}}

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

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  • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1


    Inter: en-ver » b

  • Inter: obsolete » transitive To supply with an organ or organs; to fit with organs.
    1. Bishop Mannyngham
    2. : Thou art elemented and organed for other apprehensions.


      * argon

  • Goran
  • groan

  • Category: Category:en:Biology -



    Inter: ro-noun » n
  • organ

  • Serbo-Croatian


    * Inter: IPA » /ǒrɡaːn/|lang=sh
    • Inter: hyphenation » or|gan


      Inter: sh-noun » g=m|head=òrgān|r|орган|о̀рга̄н

  • organ (part of an organism)


    Inter: sh-decl-noun »

  • |òrgān|organi



    * Inter: audio » Sv-organ.ogg|Audio


    Inter: sv-noun » g=n
  • Inter: anatomy » lang=sv an organ (a part of the body)
    1. Inter: dated » lang=sv a voice (of a singer or actor)
    2. : Hon förenade med ett utmärkt teateryttre en hög grad af intelligens, en ypperlig organ och en förträfflig deklamationskonst
    3. :: She combined with excellent theatrical looks a high degree of intelligence, an extraordinary voice and a splendid mastery of declamation
    4. an organ; a newspaper (of an organization, i.e. its voice)


      Inter: sv-noun-n-zer » o

      Related terms

      * föreningsorgan

  • nyhetsorgan
  • organdonation
  • partiorgan

  • Category: roa-rup:organ -
    Translation: cs » organ
    Translation: cy » organ
    Translation: da » organ
    Translation: et » organ
    Translation: el » organ
    Translation: es » organ
    Translation: eo » organ
    Translation: fa » organ
    Translation: fr » organ
    Translation: ko » organ
    Translation: hr » organ
    Translation: io » organ
    Translation: id » organ
    Translation: it » organ
    Translation: kn » organ
    Translation: sw » organ
    Translation: ku » organ
    Translation: lo » organ
    Translation: lv » organ
    Translation: li » organ
    Translation: hu » organ
    Translation: mg » organ
    Translation: ml » organ
    Translation: my » organ
    Translation: nl » organ
    Translation: no » organ
    Translation: uz » organ
    Translation: pl » organ
    Translation: pt » organ
    Translation: ru » organ
    Category: simple:organ -
    Translation: sl » organ
    Translation: fi » organ
    Translation: sv » organ
    Translation: ta » organ
    Translation: tt » organ
    Translation: te » organ
    Translation: tr » organ
    Translation: vi » organ
    Translation: zh » organ

    Organ at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » organ



    * Inter: audio » De-at-Organ.ogg|Audio (Austria)


    Inter: de-noun » n|Organs|Organe
  • Inter: anatomy » lang=de organ
    1. : Die Haut ist unser größtes Organ.
    2. Inter: context » publication|lang=de organ
    3. : Das Witzblatt ist das Organ der Spaßpartei.

      Derived terms

      * Inter: qualifier » publication: Parteiorgan, Zentralorgan


      * Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

    Translation: cs » Organ
    Translation: de » Organ
    Translation: fr » Organ
    Translation: ko » Organ
    Translation: io » Organ
    Translation: lb » Organ
    Translation: hu » Organ
    Translation: mg » Organ
    Translation: pl » Organ
    Translation: ru » Organ
    Translation: sl » Organ
    Translation: fi » Organ
    Translation: sv » Organ
    Translation: tl » Organ
    Translation: tr » Organ
    Translation: zh » Organ

  • orgán at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: wikipedia » lang=cs


    Inter: cs-noun » g=m
  • organ Inter: gloss » part of an organism
    1. TODO
    2. : orgány činné v trestním řízení
    3. : státní orgány

      Related terms

      * organický

  • organismus {{m}}
  • organizace
  • organizovat
  • organela {{f}}

  • Irish


    From Inter: etyl » la|ga Inter: term » organum|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » grc|ga Inter: term » ὄργανον||an instrument, implement, tool, also an organ of sense or apprehension, an organ of the body, also a musical instrument, an organ|tr=organon|lang=grc|sc=polytonic.


    Inter: ga-noun » orgáin|orgáin|g=m|sort=organ
  • organ Inter: gloss » musical instrument


    Inter: ga-decl-m1 » o|rgán|rgáin

    Derived terms

    * Inter: l » ga|orgánaí


    Inter: ga mut vowe » l

  • Category: Category:ga - :Musical instruments|organ
    Translation: cs » orgán
    Translation: fr » orgán
    Translation: hu » orgán
    Translation: pl » orgán
    Translation: pt » orgán
    Translation: fi » orgán

    òrgan at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: ca-noun » m|sort=organ
  • Inter: anatomy » lang=ca|skey=organ organ

    Related terms

    * Inter: l » ca|orgànic
    • Inter: l » ca|organisme

    Translation: ca » òrgan
    Translation: fr » òrgan
    Translation: io » òrgan
    Translation: mg » òrgan
    Translation: pt » òrgan
    Translation: tl » òrgan