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. Andrew Siemion:

    The SETI Institute will develop and install an interface on the VLA, permitting unprecedented access to the rich data stream continuously produced by the telescope as it scans the sky.

  2. Apeel CEO James Roger:

    If you don't need to install electricity grids and refrigeration equipment at every point along that supply chain — and can instead deliver a pouch of our material, which is lightweight and low cost to distribute, to a remote region where it can then be applied — you now have an extra week to transport it without refrigeration, that has the opportunity to be really transformative.

  3. Del Fante:

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

  4. Huawei Deputy Chairman Guo:

    Huawei has not and will never implant' back doors,' we will never allow others to install any in our equipment.

  5. Shlomo Touboul:

    Currently, there are more requests to install the product and we’re short on manpower.

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