Definitions of establishment

  1. any large organization Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of establishing; a ratifying or ordaining; settlement; confirmation. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The state of being established, founded, and the like; fixed state. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. That which is established; as: (a) A form of government, civil or ecclesiastical; especially, a system of religion maintained by the civil power; as, the Episcopal establishment of England. (b) A permanent civil, military, or commercial, force or organization. (c) 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The act of placing on a sure basis; settlement; a place of residence or business; a business or household. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Act of establishing; that which is established; place of residence or business. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. The act of establishing; that which is established; a residence or place of business; an organization. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. The act of establishing; settlement; confirmation; settled regulation, system, or constitution; fixed or stated allowance; that which is established; permanent civil or military force; a place of residence or of business; household equipment; an institution; the Church established and supported by the State. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A household; a place of trade; that which is fixed or set up permanently; a form of religion supported by, and in connection with, the State; establishment of the port, a term employed to denote the interval between the time of high water at any given port, and the time of the moon's transit immediately preceding the time of high water, when the moon is at the new or full moon. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for establishment

  1. There was not the least reason in the world why I should spend the night in that second- rate establishment – A Bicycle of Cathay by Frank R. Stockton
  2. He hurried away by a short cut to Praed Street and turned into Mrs. Goldmark's establishment – The Orange-Yellow Diamond by J. S. Fletcher