install

Definitions

  • Water gas installation
    Water gas installation
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v install set up for use "install the washer and dryer","We put in a new sink"
    • v install place "Her manager had set her up at the Ritz"
    • v install put into an office or a position "the new president was installed immediately after the election"
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Magnetic concentrating installation Magnetic concentrating installation

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1825, the first toilet was installed in the White House
    • Install 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. "Unworthily
      Thou wast installed in that high degree."
    • Install To set in a seat; to give a place to; establish (one) in a place. "She installed her guest hospitably by the fireside."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Bexley, Ohio Ordinance number 223, of 09/09/19 prohibits the installation and usage of slot machines in outhouses.
    • install To place in a seat; give a place to.
    • install To set, place, or instate in an office, rank, or order; invest with any charge, office, or rank with the customary ceremonies.
    • install To place in position for service or use.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first bath tub to be installed in the white house was during the time of Millard Fillmore.
    • v.t Install in-stawl′ to place in a seat: to place in an office or order: to invest with any charge or office with the customary ceremonies
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Quotations

  • Quentin Crisp
    Quentin%20Crisp
    “An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last installment missing.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Buying on the installment plan makes the months shorter and the years longer.”
  • Jacob Riis
    Jacob Riis
    “Some defeats are only installments to victory.”
  • Martin Mull
    Martin Mull
    “Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.”
  • Basil Bunting
    Basil Bunting
    “But their determination to banish fools foundered ultimately in the installation of absolute idiots.”
  • Bobby Hull
    Bobby Hull
    “Every professional athlete owes a debt of gratitude to the fans and management, and pays an installment every time he plays. He should never miss a payment.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. installer, LL. installare, fr. pref. in-, in + OHG. stal, a place, stall, G. stall, akin to E. stall,: cf. It. installare,. See Stall
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. installarein, in, stallum, a stall—Old High Ger. stal (Ger. stall), Eng. stall.

Usage

In literature:

On Installments I'd soon have got a place fixed up, though Charlie and me was going to fix it up on Installments.
"The Sagebrusher" by Emerson Hough
Very soon after his installation they were reduced almost to beggary by the bankruptcy of their employers.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
He was present at the installation of St. William's relics in the choir, and in 1297 he held a great Parliament there.
"The Cathedral Church of York" by A. Clutton-Brock
I have been invited to the Memorial Day exercises, installations, banquets, socials and yearly gatherings.
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
The installation was a vast improvement over these passage points they had first devised.
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
Instead of shares that are paid in instalments, some associations issue prepaid shares and paid-up shares.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Her father sent her money every month, and the last instalment was all spent.
"Young Lucretia and Other Stories" by Mary E. Wilkins
At John's accession (1199) he was installed in Thomond and was governor of Limerick.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
We found him comfortably installed behind a much littered kitchen table in a room that I had heretofore known as his dining room.
"With Those Who Wait" by Frances Wilson Huard
Will we have to install changers?
"Invaders from the Infinite" by John Wood Campbell
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In poetry:

"I lost, for I couldn't pay
That first instalment up;
But here's 'taters smoking hot—I say,
Let's stop, my boy, and sup."
"The Speculators" by William Makepeace Thackeray
PAUL. If you must,
Let the first instalment be
Just to take my wife away.
Thurs you will reward us two;
She'll be glad to go with you,
I, without her, glad to stay.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

The next two books will come out as three movie installments in November 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Waldorf College in Forest City is installing new security cameras throughout campus.
Part homemade rotisserie and part art installation, this recipe offers a satiating experiment for beachside cookouts.
It became difficult to understand how robots could be portrayed in science fiction as threats after seeing Atticus Fraley's installation.
Troy Industrial Solutions still installs services and belts , but these days they're more likely to be the conveyor kind that keeps a production line moving.
Welcome once again to this installment of Your Town Thursday.
White House's Medicare Pick To Be Installed.
Architecture for Humanity installed a pop up in New York City for two weeks, creating an unlikely plaza next to a skate park and underneath the Manhattan Bridge.
Saws must have approved spark arresters installed.
Bolting on Skyjacker's tuned shocks onto the rear and pressure bleeding the brakes completed the install.
As part of the new TENNIS.com, we've installed the LiveFyre commenting system throughout the entire site.
The next installment of Northwest Missouri State University's Encore performing arts series could be just the ticket.
This is the first installment in a series of articles.
The first installment of Surfin' appeared in December 2000 and you are reading installment number 600 now.
Toys "R" Us is installing the largest rooftop solar power installation in North America at its distribution center in Flanders, N.J.
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In science:

Since then, many small robotic telescopes have been build and installed around the globe in order to search for GRB optical counterparts.
"Pi of the Sky" - all-sky, real-time search for fast optical transients
In order to fight this background two twin modules should be installed at some distance of the order of 10 km.
"Pi of the Sky" - all-sky, real-time search for fast optical transients
Two cameras observing the same field, installed on a robotic mount • Phase-2.
"Pi of the Sky" - all-sky, real-time search for fast optical transients
Remote file system could be installed and used to recover the local one.
"Pi of the Sky" - all-sky, real-time search for fast optical transients
Alternatively, one might install only one or two voltage dividers (trade-off ).
Design of a Base-Board for arrays of closely-packed Multi-Anode Photo-Multipliers
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