- 1 [mass noun] The action of establishing something or being established: the establishment of an independent governmentMore example sentences
- Wahid proposed the establishment of an independent monitoring commission to work toward peace, but was ousted in July 2001.
- The Council recommended the establishment of an independent tribunal, plus further rights of appeal.
- Preventing the establishment of a state religion is quite clearly a permissible goal under Locke.
- 2A business organization, public institution, or household: hotels or catering establishmentsMore example sentences
business, place of business, premises, firm, company, concern, enterprise, venture, organization, operation, undertaking, industry; factory, plant, house, shop, store, emporium, office, bureau, agency, franchise, practice, partnership, consortium, cooperative, corporation, conglomerate, group, combine, syndicatefoundation, institute
- There are more than 1.1 million retail establishments across the country, an average of one every three square miles.
- Product mix and how a retail establishment looks play huge roles in attracting customers.
- It's very nice that your establishment requires their staff to dress up for Halloween.
- 3 (usually the Establishment) A group in a society exercising power and influence over matters of policy, opinion, or taste, and seen as resisting change: he scandalized the Establishment of his day [as modifier]: she became an establishment figureMore example sentences
- But the new British Establishment hates standards of any kind.
- It is high time someone kicked back at our new Establishment masters.
- Beginning in the 1950s, David was to claim a place among the postwar Establishment that ran America and much of the world.
- 3.1 [with adjective or noun modifier] An influential group within a specified profession or area of activity: rumblings of discontent among the medical establishmentMore example sentences
- Once, the family could count on its extensive connections within the Turkish political Establishment.
- This sort of history teaching has long been out of fashion among our post-modernist educational establishment.
- When did the medical establishment get behind this approach?
- 4.1The Church of England or of Scotland.More example sentences
- If one out of ten English parishes were unattended to by ministers of the Establishment, nine out of ten souls in the islands were not served at all by its clergy.