Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “organ”

organ

noun uk   /ˈɔː.ɡən/ us    /ˈɔːr-/

organ noun (BODY PART)

C1 [C] a part of the body of an animal or plant that performs a particular job: an external/internal/reproductive organ an organ donor/transplant

organ noun (INSTRUMENT)

C2 [C] a musical instrument with a keyboard in which sound is produced by air being forced through pipes of different sizes and lengths when you press the keys with your hands or feet, or in which sound is produced electronically: Electronic organs are much smaller and cheaper than pipe organs.

organ noun (NEWSPAPER)

the organ of sth formal a newspaper or broadcasting station produced by a particular organization and giving only the opinions of that organization: The newspaper Pravda was the official organ of the Communist Party in the Soviet Union.
(Definition of organ from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of organ?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “organ” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

dawn on sb

If a fact dawns on you, you understand it after a period of not understanding it.

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More