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or·gan

 (ôr′gən)
n.
1. Music
a. An instrument consisting of a number of pipes that sound tones when supplied with air and a keyboard that operates a mechanism controlling the flow of air to the pipes. Also called pipe organ.
b. Any one of various other instruments, such as the electronic organ, that resemble a pipe organ either in mechanism or sound.
2. Biology A differentiated part of an organism, such as an eye, wing, or leaf, that performs a specific function.
3. An instrument or agency dedicated to the performance of specified functions: The FBI is an organ of the Justice Department.
4. An instrument or means of communication, especially a periodical issued by a political party, business firm, or other group.

[Middle English, from Old French organe and from Old English organe, both from Latin organum, tool, instrument, from Greek organon; see werg- in Indo-European roots.]

organ

(ˈɔːɡən)
n
1. (Instruments)
a. Also called: pipe organ a large complex musical keyboard instrument in which sound is produced by means of a number of pipes arranged in sets or stops, supplied with air from a bellows. The largest instruments possess three or more manuals and one pedal keyboard and have the greatest range of any instrument
b. (as modifier): organ pipe; organ stop; organ loft.
2. (Instruments) any instrument, such as a harmonium, in which sound is produced in this way. See also reed organ, harmonica
3. (Instruments) short for electric organ1a, electronic organ
4. (Biology) a fully differentiated structural and functional unit, such as a kidney or a root, in an animal or plant
5. an agency or medium of communication, esp a periodical issued by a specialist group or party
6. an instrument with which something is done or accomplished
7. a euphemistic word for penis
[C13: from Old French organe, from Latin organum implement, from Greek organon tool; compare Greek ergein to work]

or•gan

(ˈɔr gən)

n.
1.
a. Also called pipe organ. a musical instrument having one or more sets of pipes actuated by keyboard and sounded by compressed air.
b. a similar musical instrument having the tones produced electronically: an electronic organ.
2. a grouping of tissues into a distinct structure, as a heart or kidney in animals or a leaf or stamen in plants, that performs a specialized task.
3. a newspaper, magazine, or other means of communicating information, thoughts, or opinions, esp. in behalf of some organization or political group.
4. an instrument or means, as of action.
5. penis.
[before 1000; Middle English: musical instrument, pipe organ, organ of the body, tool « Greek órganon implement, tool, bodily organ, musical instrument, akin to érgon work]

or·gan

(ôr′gən)
A distinct part of an organism that performs one or more particular functions. Examples of organs are the eyes, ears, lungs, and heart of an animal, and the roots, stems, and leaves of a plant.

organ

- Comes from Latin organum, from Greek oganon, "implement, instrument, tool"; it was first a very general term, but was then used for "wind instrument" and "functional part of the body."
See also related terms for wind instrument.

organ

1. A structure composed of several tissues that performs a specific function, e.g. stomach, leaf.
2. Part of the body made of different tissues that performs a particular task.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular functionorgan - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
ovipositor - egg-laying tubular structure at the end of the abdomen in many female insects and some fishes
siphon, syphon - a tubular organ in an aquatic animal (especially in mollusks) through which water can be taken in or expelled
comb-plate, ctene - a locomotor organ consisting of a row of strong cilia whose bases are fused
wing - a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
invertebrate foot, foot - any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates
sucker - an organ specialized for sucking nourishment or for adhering to objects by suction
stinger - a sharp organ of offense or defense (as of a wasp or stingray or scorpion) often connected with a poison gland
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
contractile organ, contractor - a bodily organ that contracts
anlage, primordium - an organ in its earliest stage of development; the foundation for subsequent development
vital organ, vitals - a bodily organ that is essential for life
effector - an organ (a gland or muscle) that becomes active in response to nerve impulses
external organ - an organ that is situated on or near the surface of the body
internal organ, viscus - a main organ that is situated inside the body
sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor - an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
glossa, lingua, tongue, clapper - a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
organ of speech, speech organ, vocal organ - any of the organs involved in speech production
crystalline lens, lens of the eye, lens - biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye; its role (along with the cornea) is to focuses light on the retina
gland, secreter, secretor, secretory organ - any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream
cell organ, cell organelle, organelle - a specialized part of a cell; analogous to an organ; "the first organelle to be identified was the nucleus"
end organ - a specialized structure at the peripheral end of some motor or sensory nerve fibers
lobe - (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part; "ear lobe"
reproductive organ, sex organ - any organ involved in sexual reproduction
target organ - (radiology) organ intended to receive the therapeutic dose of a radioactive substance
taret organ - (endocrinology) organ most affected by a particular hormone
erectile organ - an organ containing erectile tissue
2.organ - a government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function; "The Census Bureau is an organ of the Commerce Department"
bureau, federal agency, government agency, agency, office, authority - an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
3.organ - (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organorgan - (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ
electronic instrument, electronic musical instrument - a musical instrument that generates sounds electronically
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
4.organ - a periodical that is published by a special interest group; "the organ of the communist party"
periodical - a publication that appears at fixed intervals
house organ - a periodical published by a business firm for its employees and customers
5.organ - 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 keyboardorgan - 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
keyboard - device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like
keyboard instrument - a musical instrument that is played by means of a keyboard
organ pipe, pipework, pipe - the flues and stops on a pipe organ
foot lever, foot pedal, treadle, pedal - a lever that is operated with the foot
clavier, piano keyboard, fingerboard - a bank of keys on a musical instrument
stop - (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes; "the organist pulled out all the stops"
wind instrument, wind - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
6.organ - a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellowsorgan - a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows
free-reed instrument - a wind instrument with a free reed

organ

noun
1. body part, part of the body, member, element, biological structure damage to the muscles and internal organs
2. newspaper, paper, medium, voice, agency, channel, vehicle, journal, publication, rag (informal), gazette, periodical, mouthpiece the People's Daily, the official organ of the Chinese Commmunist Party

organ

noun
1. A component of government that performs a given function:
2. That by which something is accomplished or some end achieved:
Translations
orgánvarhany
organorgelavis
اندام
elinurut
organorgulje
orgonaszerv
organ
líffæriorgelmálgagn
オルガン臓器
기관오르간
organum
ērģelesorgānspreses izdevums
organ
organorgán
organorgle
organorgel
หีบเพลง ออร์แกนอวัยวะต่างๆ
cơ quanđàn organ

organ

[ˈɔːgən]
A. N
1. (Mus) → órgano m; (= barrel organ) → organillo m
2. (Anat) → órgano m
3. (= mouthpiece) [of opinion] → órgano m, portavoz mf
B. CPD organ loft Ntribuna f del órgano, galería f del órgano
organ pipe Ncañón m de órgano
organ stop Nregistro m de órgano

organ

[ˈɔːrgən] n
[body] → organe m
(= instrument) → orgue m, orgues fpl
I play the organ → Je joue de l'orgue.organ donor ndonneur/euse m/f d'organesorgan-grinder [ˈɔːrgəngraɪndər] njoueur/euse m/f d'orgue de Barbarie

organ

n
(Anat) → Organ nt; (= penis)Geschlecht nt; organ of speechSprechorgan nt
(Mus) → Orgel f; to be at the organdie Orgel spielen
(= mouthpiece of opinion)Sprachrohr nt; (= newspaper)Organ nt
(= means of action)Organ nt

organ

:
organ donor
nOrganspender(in) m(f)
organ donor card
nOrganspenderausweis m
organ-grinder
nDrehorgelspieler(in) m(f); (= man also)Leierkastenmann m; I want to talk to the organ, not the monkey (inf)ich will den sprechen, der das Sagen hat

organ

:
organ pipe
n (Mus) → Orgelpfeife f
organ stop
n (Mus) → Orgelregister nt, → -zug m
organ transplant
n
(= operation)Organtransplantation f
(= organ)Organtransplantat nt

organ

[ˈɔːgən] n (all senses) → organo

organ1

(ˈoːgən) noun
1. a part of the body or of a plant which has a special purpose. the reproductive organs.
2. a means of spreading information, eg a newspaper. an organ of the Communist Party.
orˈganic (-ˈgӕ-) adjective
1. of or concerning the organs of the body. organic diseases.
2. of, found in, or produced by, living things. Organic compounds all contain carbon.
3. (of food) grown without the use of artificial fertilizers.
orˈganically adverb

organ2

(ˈoːgən) noun
a usually large musical instrument similar to a piano, with or without pipes. He plays the organ; an electric organ.
ˈorganist noun
a person who plays the organ. the organist in the church.

organ

آلَةُ الأرْغُن الـمُوسِيقِيَةُ, عُضُوٌّ فِي الْـجَسَدِ orgán, varhany organ, orgel Organ, Orgel όργανο órgano elin, urut organe, orgue organ, orgulje organo オルガン, 臓器 기관, 오르간 orgaan, orgel organ, orgel narząd, organy órgão орган organ, orgel หีบเพลง ออร์แกน, อวัยวะต่างๆ org, organ cơ quan, đàn organ 器官, 风琴

or·gan

n. órgano, parte del cuerpo que realiza una función específica;
end ______ terminal;
___ displacementdesplazamiento de un ___;
___ transplanttransplante de un ___.

organ

n órgano, víscera; hollow —órgano hueco, víscera hueca; solid —órgano sólido; vital —órgano vital