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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun establishment:


Establishment is sometimes a misspelling of establishing.

Establishment is a member of the word family establish, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun establishment

What does establishment mean as a name of something?

Establishment is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural:

  • establishment: establishments
  • Establishment: Establishments

  1. the act of forming or establishing something
  2. an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
  3. the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
  4. a public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence
    • domain: business / business enterprise / commercial enterprise
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: construction / structure = a thing constructed
    • more specific terms:
      • academy = a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge
      • institution = an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated
      • perfumery = an establishment where perfumes are made
      • phrontistery = an establishment for study and learning
      • business establishment / place of business = an establishment (a factory or an assembly plant or retail store or warehouse etc.) where business is conducted, goods are made or stored or processed or where services are rendered
      • poorhouse = an establishment maintained at public expense in order to provide housing for the poor and homeless
      • school system = establishment including the plant and equipment for providing education from kindergarten through high school
      • university = establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching
      • wine maker / winery = an establishment where wine is made
  5. any large organization
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic words: organisation / organization = a group of people who work together
  6. (ecology) the process by which a plant or animal becomes established in a new habitat
  7. the cognitive process of establishing a valid proof

Alternative definition of the noun establishment


  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. [slang] 'The establishment': the ruling class or authority group in a society; especially, an entrenched authority dedicated to preserving the status quo.


"Establishment" is a musical EP of Twin Drive.

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The Establishment in Pakistan refers to its cooperative federations of the powerful military-dominant oligarchy, and the consolidated intelligence community. This group of individuals, while not exclusively military, are considered key and elite decision makers in major public policy decisions ranging from national security to the defence policy and the use of intelligence agencies in Pakistan. Former President Ghulam Ishaq Khan President of Pakistan, Qudrat Ullah Shahab, Roedad Khan and Ijlal Haider Zaidi Defence Secretary of Pakistan are regarded to be the most influential figures and representatives of the Establishment of Pakistan. Since the 1988, at time when the Benazir Bhutto's government was in office, the Establishment gravitated the conservatism and nationalistic policies, in its political–intelligence spectrum, which were led under Nawaz Sharif.

Phrases with Establishment

  1. Establishment Growth
  2. Communications Security Establishment Canada
  3. re-establishment
  4. Anti-establishment
  5. Eating Establishment
  6. business establishment
  7. mercantile establishment
  8. communications security establishment

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Establishment

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Google previewDevelopment and maintenance of a national inventory of hospitals and institutions

On the basis of these factors, four types of establishments were distinguished and are defined as follows: Nursing care home. — An establishment is a nursing care home if nursing care is the primary and predominant function of the facility.

Google previewChurch and State (1846)

by Rev. Henry DALTON

The Establishment is that position, in regard to wealth and authority. which the State has accorded to the Church, and by reason of which, the Church occupies a place in the constitution of the County. But it has nothing whatever to do with the ...

Google previewPredicting Invasions of Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests (2002)

by Committee on the Scientific Basis for Predicting the Invasive Potential of Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests in the United States, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources

Establishment refers to the apparent persistence of a population and is equivalent to the term naturalization as used for...

Google previewStatistical Abstract of the United States (1947)

Conceptually an establishment is a geographically isolated manufacturing unit maintaining independent bookkeeping...

Google previewThe Meaning of Religious Freedom (1995)

Modern Politics and the Democratic Resolution by Franklin I. Gamwell

Because a constitution identifies the principles of politics as such, religious establishment means that explicit...

religion that is established, the meaning of religious establishment is that any nonestablished religion at least may be illegitimate.

Google previewBulletproof Wireless Security (2011)

GSM, UMTS, 802.11, and Ad Hoc Security by Praphul Chandra

The term key establishment is a little vague since its exact meaning depends on the context in which it is used. We look at key-related network security protocols in Section 2.2. Then in Section 2.3, we look at network authentication approaches ...

Google previewSupplement to Encyclopædia Britannica (ninth Edition) (1891)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

The establishment is an admirable one, managed wholly by ladies, and its products are sold mostly in New York and Philadelphia,

A specialty of this establishment is that the color of the body of the ware is utilize- 1 _as part of the decoration.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1888)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature, Ninth Edition .... Supplement

The establishment is an admirable one, managed wholly by ladies, and its products are sold mostly in New York and Philadelphia.

A specialty of this establishment is that the color of the body of the ware is utilized as part of the decoration.

Google previewThe Impact of EU Law on the Regulation of International Air Transportation (2016)

by Martin Bartlik

The primary establishment refers to the place, where the headquarters of a company are located. This can be at the statutory seat of a company or where the management takes its decisions.381 Secondary establishments are defined in Article ...

Google previewThe Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1892)

by Josiah Gilbert Holland, Richard Watson Gilder

The establishment is the property of the state, and is leased to a company. Behind it is another department in which are produced the salts, pastilles, and barley-sugar of Vichy, and to this visitors are also admitted. There are twelve springs at ...

Google previewThe Parliamentary Debates (1869)

The Establishment is that portion of the law which has enacted that a certain religion, consisting of the Creeds of the...

The Establishment is the religion required by law to be preached and taught through the medium of the diocesan and ...

Google previewGovernment Finance Statistics Manual, 2001 (2001)

by International Monetary Fund

If a general government unit sells some of its output for economically significant prices, then one or more market establishments may exist. An establishment is an enterprise' or a part of an enterprise situated in a single location at which ...

Google previewQuarter-century's Progress of New Jersey's Leading Manufacturing Centres : Trenton (1887)

Embracing ... Growth, Development, and Present Advantages ...

— A representative local establishment is that of Messrs. Hunt & Vanderbeck, the popular photographers.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Dairy Sciences (2011)

Effective establishment of annual forages depends upon resolving the following management issues: Time of sowing. Sowing times should be chosen to ensure that the objectives of feed provisioning for the herd with the forage are met.

Google previewFirst Amendment Rights: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2012)

An Encyclopedia by Nancy S. Lind, Erik T. Rankin

Earl Pollock The First Amendment, in addition to protecting freedom of speech and the press, provides that „Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.‰ As already noted, even ...

Google previewThe Kentucky Judicial Dictionary (1916)

Being a Compilation of All Words, Phrases and Maxims which Have Been Defined, Construed, Interpreted Or Applied in Reported Kentucky Cases, and in Kentucky Constitution, Statutes and Codes of Practice by Fred P. Caldwell

MANUFACTURING ESTABLISHMENTS.— A flouring mill is a manufacturing establishment within the meaning of Ky. Stats., Sec. 2487, giving persons furnishing materials to such establishment a lien on the assigned property. Hall & Son v.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science (1980)

Volume 29 - Stanford University Libraries to System Analysis by Allen Kent, Harold Lancour, Jay E. Daily

The establishment of public libraries in the rural areas, in the prisons, and for blind persons 2. The establishment of school libraries in every school, and the setting up of special departments responsible for the development of libraries in each ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Survey Research Methods (2008)

by Paul J. Lavrakas

Differences Between Establishment and Household Surveys Establishment surveys differ from household surveys in a number of notable ways, creating some unique challenges and considerations for survey researchers who are conducting ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the United States Constitution (2009)

by David Andrew Schultz

establishment clause 241 For more information: Schwartz, Bernard. A History of the Supreme Court. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. —Ernest Gomez establishment clause The establishment clause of the First Amendment is one of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the New York School Poets (2015)

Elizabeth Bishop was a close friend and colleague of such key members of the society as Randall Jarrelland Robert Lowell and, thus,"an establishment poet," as John Ashbery notes, and yet, headds, one for whom "the establishment ought to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World's Zoos (2001)

by Catharine E. Bell

Biological and ecological research, the establishment of captive populations, and staff training are carried out in cooperation with international organizations. Among the conservation projects in which Walsrode Bird Park participated was the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Agricultural Marketing (1999)

by Jagdish Prasad

Chhina Introduction The establishment of different types of agro-based industries encourages ...

Google previewEnvironmental Law Lexicon (2015)

by Nicholas A. Robinson

who owns or operates a motor vehicle service station, filling station, garage, or similar retail establishment engaged in the business of selling, repairing, or servicing motor vehicles, where a ...

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Quotes about Establishment

The Establishment center ... has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history. That war is a moral and political disaster -- a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation. (George McGovern)
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Scrabble value of E1S1T1A1B3L1I1S1H4M3E1N1T1

The value of this 13-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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