- 1 install something to fix equipment or furniture into position so that it can be used He's getting a phone installed tomorrow. The hotel chain has recently installed a new booking system.
- 2 install something to put a new program onto a computer I'll need some help installing the software. Have you got Word installed on your computer? Wordfinderanimation, application, authoring, beta version, configure, demo, install, interactive, software, spreadsheet See related entries: Computer software, Using a computer
- 3install somebody (as something) to put somebody in a new position of authority, often with an official ceremony He was installed as President last May.
- 4install somebody/yourself (+ adv./prep.) to make somebody/yourself comfortable in a particular place or position We installed ourselves in the front row. Word Origin late Middle English (in sense (3)): from medieval Latin installare, from in-
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BrE BrE//ɪnˈstɔːl//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈstɔːl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they install
BrE BrE//ɪnˈstɔːl//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈstɔːl//he / she / it installs
BrE BrE//ɪnˈstɔːlz//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈstɔːlz//past simple installed
BrE BrE//ɪnˈstɔːld//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈstɔːld//past participle installed
BrE BrE//ɪnˈstɔːld//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈstɔːld//-ing form installing
BrE BrE//ɪnˈstɔːlɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈstɔːlɪŋ//Computer software, Using a computer