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Webster 1913 Edition


Install

In-stall′

,
Verb.
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
.]
1.
To set in a seat; to give a place to; establish (one) in a place.
She
installed
her guest hospitably by the fireside.
Sir W. Scott.
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.
Unworthily
Thou wast
installed
in that high degree.
Shakespeare

Webster 1828 Edition


Install

INSTALL'

,
Verb.
T.
[Gr. to send.] To set, place or instate, in an office, rank or order; to invest with any charge, office or rank, with the customary ceremonies. To install a clergyman or minister of the gospel, is to place one who has been previously ordained, over a particular church and congregation, or to invest an ordained minister with a particular pastoral charge; in England, to induct a dean, prebendary or other ecclesiastical dignitary into possession of the church to which he belongs.

Definition 2022


install

install

See also: inställ

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Noun

install (plural installs)

  1. (computing) (jargon): A computer software utility that is run to install a software application. Also used attributively.
    After inserting the disk, you need to run the install.
    But I can't find the install disk.
  2. (informal) an installation. (Usage originated as a truncated form of the word installation.)

Verb

install (third-person singular simple present installs, present participle installing, simple past and past participle installed)

  1. (transitive) To connect, set up or prepare something for use.
    • 2013 June 21, Chico Harlan, Japan pockets the subsidy ”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 30:
      Across Japan, technology companies and private investors are racing to install devices that until recently they had little interest in: solar panels. Massive solar parks are popping up as part of a rapid build-up that one developer likened to an "explosion."
    I haven't installed the new operating system yet because of all the bugs.
  2. (transitive) To admit formally into an office, rank or position.
    He was installed as Chancellor of the University.
  3. (transitive) To establish or settle in.
    I installed myself in my usual chair by the fire.

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