Crossword clues for establishment
- A public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence
- The persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a governing body and who administer something
- The act of forming something
- An organization founded and united for a specific purpose
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Establishment \Es*tab"lish*ment\, n. [Cf. OF. establissement, F.
The act of establishing; a ratifying or ordaining; settlement; confirmation.
The state of being established, founded, and the like; fixed state.
That which is established; as:
A form of government, civil or ecclesiastical; especially, a system of religion maintained by the civil power; as, the Episcopal establishment of England.
A permanent civil, military, or commercial, force or organization.
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.
Exposing the shabby parts of the establishment.
Establishment of the port (Hydrography), a datum on which the tides are computed at the given port, obtained by observation, viz., the interval between the moon's passage over the meridian and the time of high water at the port, on the days of new and full moon.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 15c., "settled arrangement," also "income, property," from establish + -ment. Meaning "established church" is from 1731; Sense of "place of business" is from 1832. Meaning "social matrix of ruling people and institutions" is attested occasionally from 1923, consistently from 1955.\n\n
n. 1 The act of establishing; a ratifying or ordaining; settlement; confirmation. 2 The state of being established, founded, etc.; fixed state. 3 That which is established; as a form of government, a permanent organization, business or force, or the place where one is permanently fixed for residence. 4 (context slang English) '''The establishment''': the ruling class or authority group in a society; especially, an entrenched authority dedicated to preserving the status quo. Sometimes capitalized: the Establishment.
n. 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" [syn: constitution, formation, organization, organisation]
an organization founded and united for a specific purpose [syn: institution]
the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something; "he claims that the present administration is corrupt"; "the governance of an association is responsible to its members"; "he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment" [syn: administration, governance, governing body, brass, organization, organisation]
a public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence
any large organization
(ecology) the process by which a plant or animal becomes established in a new habitat [syn: ecesis]
the cognitive process of establishing a valid proof [syn: validation]
Establishment may refer to:
- The Establishment, the dominant group or elite holding effective power or authority in a society
- The Establishment (club), an English satire club of the 1960s
- The Establishment (comics), a comic book produced by Wildstorm
- Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, forbidding Congress from establishing a religion
- Establishment of a state religion ("established church"), the endorsement of a church by a nation's government
- Freedom of establishment, the right of EU nationals to establish themselves economically in any member state of the Internal Market (European Union)
Usage examples of "establishment".
Thus, all the while that Galileo was inventing modern physics, teaching mathematics to princes, discovering new phenomena among the planets, publishing science books for the general public, and defending his bold theories against establishment enemies, he was also buying thread for Suor Luisa, choosing organ music for Mother Achillea, shipping gifts of food, and supplying his homegrown citrus fruits, wine, and rosemary leaves for the kitchen and apothecary at San Matteo.
You have to recollect, as the Conservative acutely suggests, that her timidities, at present urging her to support Establishments, pertain to her state of dependence.
The chief of the aeronautic establishment near West Point was Cabot Sinclair, and he allowed himself but one single moment of the posturing that was so universal in that democratic time.
Battle of North India, in which the entire Anglo-Indian aeronautic settlement establishment fought for three days against overwhelming odds, and was dispersed and destroyed in detail.
He was to have taken in the establishment of the Mortlake Aeroplane Company this afternoon.
After the establishment of these conditions, afferent impulses from the eyes, ears, skin, and other places, under the general direction of the cerebrum, may cause such actions as the balancing of the body, walking, etc.
Ten years ago, the Kyser had sent Dreslin to see to the establishment of farms and a colony between the Dwyssel River and the Alethe Stream.
No elderly, overweight, unkempt and accented Polish Jew, long-retired from the snack bar business and needle trade, had ever managed an aperitif in the establishment, let alone membership.
Department of Justice arising out of strikes, subversive activities in connection with labor disputes, or labor disturbances of any kind in industrial establishments which have naval contracts, either as prime contractors or subcontractors.
He had ascertained, through the medium of agents, that the Shah of Persia would, for a sum, of money paid in advance consent to the establishment of military magazines on certain points of his territory.
Finally, guardhouses and bakehouses, already falling to ruins like the mole, and an establishment for condensing water, still kept in working order, are the principal and costly novelties of the southern shore.
Upon these errors the majority of the commission based a policy by which the only opportunity that the country ever had for the establishment of a bimetallic system which should include the commercial nations of Europe, was put aside and forever lost.
The migration of the Canaanites, their establishment in Syria, and the Shepherd invasion of Egypt are, by many Arab writers, attributed to an expedition of Shedad.
Buchanan, the last President of the old school, would as soon have thought of aiding in the establishment of a monarchy among us as of accepting the doctrine of coercing the States into submission to the will of a majority, in mass, of the people of the United States.
One of the lengths to which they went was the establishment of patriarchal religion and the recasting of a father figure as the producer of the show, although from the very beginning, the cosmogonic principal had been feminine.