instal
Install In*stall", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Installed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Installing}.] [F. installer, LL. installare, fr. pref. in- in + OHG. stal a place, stall, G. stall, akin to E. stall: cf. It. installare. See {Stall}.] [Written also {instal}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To set in a seat; to give a place to; establish (one) in a place. [1913 Webster]

She installed her guest hospitably by the fireside. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. To place in an office, rank, or order; to invest with any charge by the usual ceremonies; to instate; to induct; as, to install an ordained minister as pastor of a church; to install a college president. [1913 Webster]

Unworthily Thou wast installed in that high degree. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • instal — [16] To instal someone was originally literally to put them ‘into a stall’. The word comes from medieval Latin installāre, a compound verb based on the noun stallum ‘stall’, and referred originally to the formal induction of someone into an… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • instal — in·stall || ɪn stɔːl v. set up for use, put in (i.e. machinery); establish in an office or position; formally induct into office, inaugurate (also instal) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • instal — [16] To instal someone was originally literally to put them ‘into a stall’. The word comes from medieval Latin installāre, a compound verb based on the noun stallum ‘stall’, and referred originally to the formal induction of someone into an… …   Word origins

  • instal — verb 1. set up for use (Freq. 6) install the washer and dryer We put in a new sink • Syn: ↑install, ↑put in, ↑set up • Derivationally related forms: ↑instalment …   Useful english dictionary

  • instal — chiefly British variant of install …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • instal — /in stawl /, v.t., installed, installing. install. * * * …   Universalium

  • instal — 1. verb To pay by instalments. 2. noun Installation …   Wiktionary

  • instal — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb See install …   English dictionary for students

  • instal — see install …   English dictionary

  • instal — verb (T) 1 to put a piece of equipment somewhere and connect it so that it is ready to be used: They ve installed the new network at last. 2 to put someone in an important job or position, especially with a ceremony: Churchill was installed as… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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