What does install mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. install, instal, put in, set up(verb)

    set up for use

    "install the washer and dryer"; "We put in a new sink"

  2. install, instal(verb)

    put into an office or a position

    "the new president was installed immediately after the election"

  3. install, instal, set up, establish(verb)


    "Her manager had set her up at the Ritz"


  1. install(Noun)

    Installation. (Usage originated as a truncated form of the word installation.)

  2. install(Noun)

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

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

  3. install(Verb)

    To connect, set up or prepare something for use

    I haven't installed the new operating system yet because of all the bugs.

  4. install(Verb)

    To admit formally into an office, rank or position.

    He was installed as Chancellor of the University.

  5. install(Verb)

    To establish or settle in.

    I installed myself in my usual chair by the fire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Install(verb)

    to set in a seat; to give a place to; establish (one) in a place

    Etymology: [F. installer, LL. installare, fr. pref. in- in + OHG. stal a place, stall, G. stall, akin to E. stall: cf. It. installare. See Stall.]

  2. Install(verb)

    to place in an office, rank, or order; to invest with any charge by the usual ceremonies; to instate; to induct; as, to install an ordained minister as pastor of a church; to install a college president

    Etymology: [F. installer, LL. installare, fr. pref. in- in + OHG. stal a place, stall, G. stall, akin to E. stall: cf. It. installare. See Stall.]


  1. install

    The install command is a standard Unix program used to copy files and set file permissions.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Install

    Instal, in-stawl′, v.t. to place in a seat: to place in an office or order: to invest with any charge or office with the customary ceremonies.—ns. Installā′tion, the act of installing or placing in an office with ceremonies: a placing in position for use, also a general term for the complete mechanical apparatus for electric lighting, &c.; Instal′ment, the act of installing: one of the parts of a sum paid at various times: that which is produced at stated periods. [Fr.,—Low L. installarein, in, stallum, a stall—Old High Ger. stal (Ger. stall), Eng. stall.]

Editors Contribution

  1. install

    To connect or upload a piece of software, program, file or app.

    They did install the new website to ensure they could access the most up to date software and designs.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2020  
  2. install

    To prepare or connect.

    They did install the new kitchen.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 9, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'install' in Verbs Frequency: #543

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of install in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of install in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of install in a Sentence

  1. Rahul Kapoor:

    One cargo loading at current elevated rate levels can not only finance the scrubber capex, but also account for extra costs incurred to install the scrubber at a later date.

  2. Thomas Moore:

    We can have Newport News build the ship and deliver the full propulsion and demonstrate the flight deck. Then we can come back into a second phase and install the combat systems and C4ISR gear. If I had to deliver the complete ship in 2022, I would not have the opportunity to put the new radar in, if we wait until phase two in the 2023 or 2024 time frame –we will get later generations of the technology. We will not have to change it our as early on the ship’s life.

  3. Thatcher Grayson:

    I just don't understand how someone can do this to a child, let alone to a person with disabilities, i want the school district to take action and not just install cameras in every room of each school, but also train their staff accordingly so they know how to handle children with disabilities, or rough situations with children like Thatcher.

  4. Chakradhar Talukdar:

    This area is rocky and it is very difficult to dig wells or install hand pumps.

  5. Del Fante:

    Our plan is to install 75 megawatts (MW) of battery storage, most of which is already in place.

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