[ wel-i-stab-lisht ]
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  1. permanently founded; settled; firmly set: a well-established business; a well-established habit.

Origin of well-established

First recorded in 1700–10

Words Nearby well-established

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How to use well-established in a sentence

  • They have well established their utility in different parts of the kingdom, and any number would sell.

  • The species does not grow in nipa swamps, though immediately back of them it will be found well established.

    Philippine Mats | Hugo H. Miller
  • This adulteration no doubt was one cause of its losing its well established reputation.

    Newton Forster | Captain Frederick Marryat
  • Nothing that ever was well established in the East has altogether ceased to exist in the hearts of men.

    The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
  • But it is well established that he was regarded with personal dislike and with professional jealousy by his veteran colleagues.

    Stone's River | Wilson J. Vance

British Dictionary definitions for well-established


adjective(well established when postpositive)
  1. having permanence or security in a certain place, condition, job, etc: a well-established brand

  2. well-known or validated: a well-established fact

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