Definition of install
- installed the new president
- installing herself in front of the fireplace
- had an exhaust fan installed in the kitchen
- install software
New locks were installed on all the doors.
We thought about installing a new phone system.
The computer comes with the software already installed.
The software installs easily on your hard drive.
The college recently installed its first woman president.
They were temporarily installed in the guest bedroom.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: to make (a machine, a service, etc.) ready to be used in a certain place
: to put (someone) in an official or important job
: to cause (someone) to be or stay in a particular place
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