• WordNet 3.6
    • n establishment the act of forming or establishing something "the constitution of a PTA group last year","it was the establishment of his reputation","he still remembers the organization of the club"
    • n establishment a public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence
    • n establishment the cognitive process of establishing a valid proof
    • n establishment an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
    • n establishment any large organization
    • n establishment the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something "he claims that the present administration is corrupt","the governance of an association is responsible to its members","he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment"
    • n establishment (ecology) the process by which a plant or animal becomes established in a new habitat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first bank in history was the Igibi. It was established in 575 B.C.
    • Establishment A form of government, civil or ecclesiastical; especially, a system of religion maintained by the civil power; as, the Episcopal establishment of England.
    • Establishment A permanent civil, military, or commercial, force or organization.
    • Establishment That which is established;
    • Establishment The act of establishing; a ratifying or ordaining; settlement; confirmation.
    • Establishment The place in which one is permanently fixed for residence or business; residence, including grounds, furniture, equipage, etc.; with which one is fitted out; also, any office or place of business, with its fixtures; that which serves for the carrying on of a business; as, to keep up a large establishment; a manufacturing establishment.
    • Establishment The state of being established, founded, and the like; fixed state.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first police force was established in Paris in 1667.
    • n establishment The act of establishing, ordaining, confirming, setting up, or placing on a firm basis or sure footing; the act of settling or fixing permanently, or of proving, substantiating, or making good: as, the establishment of a factory; the establishment of a claim.
    • n establishment A fixed or settled condition; secured or certain permanence; fixity or certainty.
    • n establishment Fixed or settled order of things; constituted order or system, as of government; organization.
    • n establishment Fixed or stated allowance for subsistence; income; salary.
    • n establishment That which has been established or set up for any purpose. Specifically— A permanent civil or military force or organization, such as a fixed garrison or a local government: as, the king has establishments to support in the four quarters of the globe.
    • n establishment The authoritative recognition by a state of a church, or branch of a church, as the national church; the legal position of such a church in relation to the state; hence, also, the religious body thus recognized by the state, and maintained and more or less supported as the state church: especially used of the Church of England and the Church of Scotland. See established church, under church.
    • n establishment The quota or number of men in an army, regiment, etc.: as, a peace establishment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Republic of Israel was established April 23, 1948.
    • Establishment act of establishing: fixed state: that which is established: a permanent civil or military force: one's residence and style of living: the church established by law
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  • Edward De Bono
    Edward De Bono
    “Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.”
  • Bruce Lee
    “Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.”
  • Octavio Paz
    “Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.”
  • George Orwell
    “One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship.”
  • William Ellery Channing
    “The worst tyrants are those which establish themselves in our own breasts.”
  • Cyril Connolly
    “The one way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OF. establissement, F. établissement,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. establir, pr.p. establissant—L. stabilīrestabilis, firm—stāre, to stand.


In literature:

For many of that jostling, bewildered, desperately anxious throng the land was their last chance to establish themselves.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
The special injunctions to survey the inlets of Van Diemen's Land, seemed to indicate the probable site of an establishment so obnoxious.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
They were compelled to lay open their affairs before this tribunal in order to establish their innocence.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
The Missionaries established churches, or rather the cross, from the head waters of the Saguenay to Lake Nepissing.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
If that is the only establishment of it, then it is established by implication merely.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Columbia and include governmental establishments.
"The Negro at Work in New York City" by George Edmund Haynes
Large agencies, called "factories," were established in London, Bruges, Novgorod, Bergen, and Wisby.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
She should try to understand as much of the business of the establishment as possible.
"The Canadian Girl at Work" by Marjory MacMurchy
This is fully recognized in the American armed establishment.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
In the first voyage James Lancaster had established factories at Achin and Bantam.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various

In poetry:

No evil tidings shall surprise
His well-established mind;
His soul to God his refuge flies,
And leaves his fears behind.
"Psalm 112" by Isaac Watts
Good news to you, all worlds and orbs
That circle overhead !
Good news ! Your great Establisher
Is risen from the dead !
"Easter Song" by Leo Alishan
We justly those in wisdom's list
Establish'd saints may call,
Whose bitter-sweet experience blest,
Can clearly grasp it all.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
For ever shall my song record
The truth and mercy of the Lord;
Mercy and truth for ever stand,
Like heav'n, established by his hand.
"Psalm 89" by Isaac Watts
The coming light establishes and wins
white limits of a fable that forgets
the tumult of veins in flight
toward the dim cool of the apple.
"Adam" by Federico Garcia Lorca
There is also a fine bathing establishment near the pier,
Where the tourist can bathe without any fear;
And as the tourists there together doth stroll,
I advise them to visit a deep chasm called Daddy's Hole.
"Beautiful Torquay" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Brick walls and half-timbering in the gables would be enough to establish the Ascot 's (332-043) Tudor styling.
Squished in a crowded, Decatur taqueria, Primo Sierra greets everyone personally in the restaurant he established 12 years ago with his wife, Margarita.
From an access control perspective, it is all about establishing user and data access policies.
Like most plants, it needs a little extra water during the first year or so, but is very drought-tolerant once established.
Slaves worked the sugar plantations established on the island until 1834 when slavery was abolished.
Together they established the first barbed wire factory, the Barb Fence Company.
Last Saturday, after Carolina's 62-point shutout win over Elon, Larry Fedora was asked if his first game as Tar Heel head coach had established the identity of his team.
"I don't know if one game will establish the identity, because there wasn't much adversity for us," he replied.
Athletes Establish Concussion Baseline Readings.
Before we try to make improvements in any organization, it is important that we understand the current conditions within that organization and establish a baseline measure.
LaughFest 2012 will kick off this year with chicken beaks to establish a brand-new record.
Are there established best practices for.
A newly established $1 million endowment will allow Cherokee students at the University of Tulsa to receive scholarship money.
We suspect a young boy owns the establishment that makes this city's best chocolate mousse — not because mousse is akin to pudding, and that's what's often packed in Lunchables.
As if the world isn't plagued with enough temptation, K Chocolatier establishes a new meaning to pleasure with various flavors that will outshine any other chocolate you've ever tasted.

In science:

But they needed to establish the existence of such values without begging the question by making an assumption that was equivalent to what the were trying to show.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
We established that the relation z = d + 2 remains valid for all values of Q in the Q-visiting random walk generalization of EVRW’s, and that the probability distribution still takes a Gaussian form.
Anomalous Roughness, Localization, and Globally Constrained Random Walks
In this Letter we show that one can indeed establish a surprisingly close correspondence between BTW sandpile dynamics and fully developed turbulence.
Turbulent self-organized criticality
Here we find a key to this issue by establishing a correspondence between q -th order wave size difference moments of the sandpile, and velocity structure functions of a turbulent fluid flow.
Turbulent self-organized criticality
The long time correlation is a peculiar feature of 2D BTW wave series, essential for establishing the correspondence with turbulence.
Turbulent self-organized criticality