In·stall v. t. [imp. & p. p. Installed p. pr. & vb. n. Installing.] [Written also instal.]
1. To set in a seat; to give a place to; establish (one) in a place.
She installed her guest hospitably by the fireside. --Sir W. Scott.
2. 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.
Thou wast installed in that high degree. --Shak.
v 1: set up for use; "install the washer and dryer"; "We put in a
new sink" [syn: install, put in, set up]
2: place; "Her manager had set her up at the Ritz" [syn: install,
set up, establish]
[also: installing, installed]
n : the act of installing something (as equipment); "the
telephone installation took only a few minutes" [syn: installation,