Establishment meaning

ĭ-stăblĭsh-mənt
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The definition of an establishment is something stable, settled or set up.

An example of an establishment is a restaurant.

An example of an establishment is the tradition of fireworks on 4th of July.

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The state of being established, founded, etc.; fixed state.

The firm celebrated twenty years since their establishment by updating their look.

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Since their establishment of the company in 1984, they have grown into a global business.

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Something established, as:
  • An arranged order or system, especially a legal code.
  • A permanent civil, political, or military organization.
  • An established church.
  • A place of residence or business with its possessions and staff.
  • A public or private institution, such as a hospital or school.
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That which is established; as a form of government, a permanent organization, business or force, or the place where one is permanently fixed for residence.

Pedro's is a fine establishment serving a variety of delicious food.

Exposing the shabby parts of the establishment.

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A thing established, or set up; specif., a place of business.

A coalition of downtown dining establishments.

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(slang) The establishment: the ruling class or authority group in a society; especially, an entrenched authority dedicated to preserving the status quo. Sometimes capitalized: the Establishment.

It's often necessary to question the establishment to get things done.

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An established social order, as:
  • A group of people holding most of the power and influence in a government or society. Often used with the.
  • A controlling group in a given field of activity. Often used with the.
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An establishing or being established.
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the Establishment
  • the dominant group or forces of a society or nation, characterized esp. by opposition to change
  • the ruling inner circle or dominant group of any field of endeavor, organization, institution, etc.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the Establishment

Origin of establishment

  • Old French establissement, (Modern French établissement) from the verb establir.

    From Wiktionary