Definitions of organic

  1. a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter
  2. Organically.
  3. being or relating to or derived from or having properties characteristic of living organisms; " organic life"; " organic growth"; " organic remains found in rock"
  4. involving or affecting physiology or bodily organs; " an organic disease"
  5. simple and healthful and close to nature; " an organic lifestyle"
  6. relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis; " hydrocarbons are organic compounds"
  7. of or relating to foodstuff grown or raised without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or hormones; " organic eggs"; " organic vegetables"; " organic chicken"
  8. of or relating to or derived from living organisms; " organic soil"
  9. Of or pertaining to an organ or its functions, or to objects composed of organs; consisting of organs, or containing them; as, the organic structure of animals and plants; exhibiting characters peculiar to living organisms; as, organic bodies, organic life, organic remains. Cf. Inorganic.
  10. Produced by the organs; as, organic pleasure.
  11. Instrumental; acting as instruments of nature or of art to a certain destined function or end.
  12. Forming a whole composed of organs. Hence: Of or pertaining to a system of organs; inherent in, or resulting from, a certain organization; as, an organic government; his love of truth was not inculcated, but organic.
  13. Pertaining to, or denoting, any one of the large series of substances which, in nature or origin, are connected with vital processes, and include many substances of artificial production which may or may not occur in animals or plants; -- contrasted with inorganic.
  14. Pertaining to, or affecting, some organ of the body; as, an organic disease; pertaining to, or derived from, anything that has life in itself; as, fossils are remains of organic bodies; inherent.
  15. Containing, or pertaining to, organs; derived from animals or vegetables; pertaining to construction.
  16. Pertaining to organs or living organisms, as animals and plants.
  17. Organized; systematized. organical.
  18. Pertaining to an organ or organs; consisting of or containing organs; pertaining to what has organs, or functional parts; instrumental. Organic bodies, such as possess organs with separate functions. Organic disease, a disease in which the structure of some organ of the body is in a morbid state. Organic remains, the remains of animals or vegetables petrified.
  19. Derived from, or showing the peculiarities of a living organism.