Definitions of establishment

  1. any large organization
  2. The act of establishing; a ratifying or ordaining; settlement; confirmation.
  3. The state of being established, founded, and the like; fixed state.
  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.
  5. The act of placing on a sure basis; settlement; a place of residence or business; a business or household.
  6. Act of establishing; that which is established; place of residence or business.
  7. The act of establishing; that which is established; a residence or place of business; an organization.
  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.
  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.