verb (used with object), in·stalled, in·stal·ling.
Definition for instal (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of install
Examples from the Web for instal
The Consuls instal the judge, "huic missioni in possessum auctoritatem prestans."The Two First Centuries of Florentine History|Pasquale Villari
The tribes passed some distance to our right a few days ago, moving towards Asoudee and Aghadez, to instal a new Sultan.
The priests and Settis of neighbouring villages assemble, and instal the new man.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
Skilled workmen invaded the Old Schloss, to instal central heating from top to bottom.Royal Highness|Thomas Mann
We're going to undress ourselves, to instal ourselves between two sheets, wearing nothing but our shirts.'Neath Verdun, August-October, 1914|Maurice Genevoix
British Dictionary definitions for instal
verb -stalls, -stalling, -stalled, -stals, -stalling or -stalled (tr)
Word Origin for install
Word Origin and History for instal
early 15c., "place in (ecclesiastical) office by seating in an official stall," from Medieval Latin installare, from Latin in- "in" (see in- (2)) + Medieval Latin stallum "stall," from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German stal "standing place;" see stall (n.1)). Related: Installed; installing.