- Install is defined as to formally place someone in an office or position, or to put something in position or set it up.
- An example of install is to have a ceremony to officially recognize new members of a Girl Scout troop.
- An example of install is to put a new sprinkler system in the yard.
A man installs a security camera.
install definition by Webster's New World
- to place in an office, rank, etc., with formality or ceremony
- to establish in a place or condition; settle: to install oneself in a deck chair
- to fix in position for use: to install new fixtures
Origin: Ecclesiastical Medieval Latin installare ; from in-, in plush stallum ; from Old High German stal, a place, seat, stall
- installer noun
install definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also in·staltransitive verb in·stalled, in·stall·ing, in·stalls also in·stals
- To connect or set in position and prepare for use: installed the new furnace; installed software on my computer.
- To induct into an office, rank, or position: a ceremony to install the new governor.
- To settle in an indicated place or condition; establish: installed myself in the spare room.
Origin: Middle English installen, to place in office, from Old French installer, from Medieval Latin īnstallāre : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + stallum, stall, place; see stel- in Indo-European roots.
- in·stallˈer noun