American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To connect or set in position and prepare for use: installed the new furnace; installed software on my computer.
- v. To induct into an office, rank, or position: a ceremony to install the new governor.
- v. To settle in an indicated place or condition; establish: installed myself in the spare room.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To place in a seat; give a place to.
- To set, place, or instate in an office, rank, or order; invest with any charge, office, or rank with the customary ceremonies.
- To place in position for service or use.
- v. transitive To connect, set up or prepare something for use
- v. transitive To admit formally into an office, rank or position.
- v. transitive To establish or settle in.
- n. informal Installation. (Usage originated as a truncated form of word installation.)
- n. computing (jargon): A computer software utility that is run to install a software application. Also used attributively.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To set in a seat; to give a place to; establish (one) in a place.
- v. To place in an office, rank, or order; to invest with any charge by the usual ceremonies; to instate; to induct
- v. set up for use
- v. place.
- v. put into an office or a position
- From Middle English installen, from Medieval Latin installō ("to install, put in place, establish"), from in- + stallum ("stall"), from Frankish *stall (“stall, position, place”), from Proto-Germanic *stallaz (“place, position”), from Proto-Indo-European *stelǝ-, *stAlǝn-, *stAlǝm- (“stem, trunk”). Cognate with Old High German stal ("location, stall"), Old English steall ("position, stall"), Old English onstellan ("to institute, create, originate, establish, give the example of"), Middle High German anstalt ("institute"), German anstellen ("to conduct, employ"), German einstellen ("to set, adjust, position"), Dutch aanstellen ("to appoint, commission, institute"), Dutch instellen ("to set up, establish"). More at in, stall. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English installen, to place in office, from Old French installer, from Medieval Latin īnstallāre : Latin in-, in; + stallum, stall, place. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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