Definitions of establishment

  1. ( ecology) the process by which a plant or animal becomes established in a new habitat
  2. a public or private structure ( business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence
  3. an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
  4. any large organization
  5. the act of forming something; " the constitution of a PTA group last year"; " it was the establishment of his reputation"; " he still remembers the organization of the club"
  6. The act of establishing; a ratifying or ordaining; settlement; confirmation.
  7. The state of being established, founded, and the like; fixed state.
  8. 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.
  9. The act of placing on a sure basis; settlement; a place of residence or business; a business or household.
  10. Act of establishing; that which is established; place of residence or business.
  11. The act of establishing; that which is established; a residence or place of business; an organization.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.

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
  3. The air of the island is excellent, and most necessary to the re- establishment of my health, which suffered much in South America. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  4. She has a good establishment, and knows everybody." – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  5. The Government has been constantly increasing its efforts in these directions for the relief and permanent establishment of agriculture on a sound and equal basis with other business. – State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge by Calvin Coolidge
  6. One thing is certain, they will never return to the Establishment. – Leading Articles on Various Subjects by Hugh Miller
  7. A friend of the writer's, a lady of large fortune, and mistress of a very handsome establishment, said, when speaking of her dairy, My neighborhood has the character of making very bad butter; mine is invariably good, and I always get a penny a pound more for it at the 'shop' than my neighbors. – Our Farm of Four Acres and the Money we Made by it by Miss Coulton
  8. Yet the cheap quality of her clothing suggested that she could not be the owner of such an expensive establishment. – Ghost Beyond the Gate by Mildred A. Wirt
  9. Their object was the establishment of Roman power. – Public Lands and Agrarian Laws of the Roman Republic by Andrew Stephenson
  10. The only objection I have is the system of the establishment. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  11. At last he sputtered: You- you- why you are nothing more than a servant in my establishment. – Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman by Emma Speed Sampson
  12. But the glory of the establishment was the " gundy." – Young Barbarians by Ian Maclaren
  13. Whereupon they set forth for Willie Creek's establishment. – The Auto Boys' Vacation by James A. Braden
  14. I intend to make it my life work to run just as complete a- a eatin' and lodgin' establishment as I can. – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  15. The establishment of the " head" was of similar dignity. – An American at Oxford by John Corbin
  16. Ricard's establishment looked over it. – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  17. To that end did he die, and in the direful moment, uttered prayers for your establishment. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter