install

1. verb
a) To connect, set up or prepare something for use

I havent installed the new operating system yet because of all the bugs.

b) To admit formally into an office, rank or position.

He was installed as Chancellor of the University.

See Also: installation
2. noun
a) Installation. (Usage originated as a truncated form of the word installation.)

After inserting the disk, you need to run the install.

b) A computer software utility that is run to install a software application. Also used as an adjective.

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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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