Install Definition

installed, installing, installs
installed, installing, installs
To place in an office, rank, etc., with formality or ceremony.
Webster's New World
To fix in position for use.
To install new fixtures.
Webster's New World
To establish in a place or condition; settle.
To install oneself in a deck chair.
Webster's New World
He was installed as Chancellor of the University.
(informal) Installation. (Usage originated as a truncated form of the word installation.)
(computing) (jargon): A computer software utility that is run to install a software application. Also used attributively.
After inserting the disk, you need to run the install.
But I can't find the install disk.

Origin of Install

  • From Middle English installen, from Old French installer, from Medieval Latin installō (“to install, put in place, establish”), from in- + stallum (“stall”), from Frankish *stall (“stall, position, place”), from Proto-Germanic *stallaz (“place, position”), from Proto-Indo-European *stelǝ-, *stAlǝn-, *stAlǝm- (“stem, trunk”). Cognate with Old High German stal (“location, stall”), Old English steall (“position, stall”), Old English onstellan (“to institute, create, originate, establish, give the example of”), Middle High German anstalt (“institute”), German anstellen (“to conduct, employ”), German einstellen (“to set, adjust, position”), Dutch aanstellen (“to appoint, commission, institute”), Dutch instellen (“to set up, establish”). More at in, stall.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English installen to place in office from Old French installer from Medieval Latin īnstallāre Latin in- in in–2 stallum stall, place stel- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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