Definition of "organs" []

  • 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 (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Any instrument, such as a harmonium, in which sound is produced in this way (noun)
  • A fully differentiated structural and functional unit, such as a kidney or a root, in an animal or plant (noun)
  • An agency or medium of communication, esp a periodical issued by a specialist group or party (noun)
  • An instrument with which something is done or accomplished (noun)
  • Plural form of organ. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "organs" in a sentence
  • "Once well together, and the organs perfectly settled and adapted to each other, the _third_ act begins, namely, _the motion of the organs_ -- the sliding of the penis back and forth, partly in and out of the vagina, though this is not really the best way of describing just what should take place."
  • "What the higher animals perform with intricate organs and parts -- heart, stomach, lungs, liver, kidneys, etc., etc. -- this tiny creature performs _without organs_, and with its entire body, or any part thereof."
  • "The special organs by means of which these elements are produced, brought together, and developed into the new individual in a more or less perfect state, are termed _sexual organs_, as we have already seen."