transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French enstaller, installer, from Medieval Latin installare, from Latin in- + Medieval Latin stallum stall, from Old High German stal Date: 15th century 1. a. to place in an office or dignity by seating in a stall or official seat b. to induct into an office, rank, or order <
installed the new president
2. to establish in an indicated place, condition, or status <
installing herself in front of the fireplace
3. to set up for use or service <
had an exhaust fan installed in the kitchen
install software
installer noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • install — in‧stall [ɪnˈstɔːl ǁ ˈstɒːl] verb installed PTandPP installing PRESPART [transitive] 1. to put equipment into a place and connect it so that it is ready to use: • They help install and operate big computer systems. 2 …   Financial and business terms

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • install — or instal [in stôl′] vt. installed, installing [ML(Ec) installare < in , in + stallum < OHG stal, a place, seat, STALL1] 1. to place in an office, rank, etc., with formality or ceremony 2. to establish in a place or condition; settle [to… …   English World dictionary

  • install — index admit (give access), bestow, commence, constitute (establish), deposit (place), hire, induct …   Law dictionary

  • install —   [dt. installieren], Installation …   Universal-Lexikon

  • install — (v.) early 15c., place in (ecclesiastical) office by seating in an official stall, from M.L. installare, from L. in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + M.L. stallum stall, from a Germanic source (Cf. O.H.G. stal standing place; see STALL (Cf. stall) (n …   Etymology dictionary

  • install — induct, inaugurate, invest, *initiate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • install — is spelt with two ls and has inflected forms installed, installing. The noun is instalment in BrE and installment in AmE …   Modern English usage

  • install — [v] set up, establish build in, ensconce, fix, fix up, furnish, inaugurate, induct, instate, institute, introduce, invest, lay, line, lodge, place, plant, position, put in, settle, station; concepts 201,221 …   New thesaurus

  • install — (also instal) ► VERB (installed, installing) 1) place or fix (equipment) in position ready for use. 2) establish in a new place, condition, or role. DERIVATIVES installer noun. ORIGIN Latin installare, from stallum …   English terms dictionary

  • install */*/ — UK [ɪnˈstɔːl] / US [ɪnˈstɔl] verb [transitive, often passive] Word forms install : present tense I/you/we/they install he/she/it installs present participle installing past tense installed past participle installed 1) a) to put a piece of… …   English dictionary

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