Definition of install
1a : to place in an office or dignity by seating in a stall or official seatb : 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
Examples of install in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of install from the Web
Buy a quality temperature gauge and install it on the lid near meat-level.
Because of this quirk in the rules, hyperbaric management companies tend to court hospitals to install their devices.
Buzzfeed News reports that Russia is recalling the controversial diplomat, and will bring him home rather than install him a senior role at the country’s UN mission in New York.
One potential immediate benefit from buying the grocer is the chain’s refrigerated storage areas, which would have been expensive to install across a network of basic warehouses, experts say, as Amazon seeks to build out its own grocery business.
City officials decided whether to install a traffic circle based, in part, on an intersection’s history of collisions.
The city also plans to install safety equipment on its large trucks such as convex mirrors and sideguards, which cover the space between the front and rear wheels, shielding pedestrians and cyclists from being swept underneath the truck in a crash.
Here’s a thought: Instead of luxury recliners, theater chains should install wooden pews.
The state finally took control of the district and plans to install an emergency manager this summer, who will appoint a new academic and financial officers in an attempt to turn things around.
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Origin and Etymology of install
Middle English, from Anglo-French enstaller, installer, from Medieval Latin installare, from Latin in- + Medieval Latin stallum stall, from Old High German stal
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
INSTALL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of install for English Language Learners
: 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
INSTALL Defined for Kids
Definition of install for Students
1 : to put in office with ceremony At the next meeting we'll be installing new officers.
2 : to put in place for use or service Smoke detectors were installed in every apartment.
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