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Meaning of established by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From establish +‎ -ed .


    established ( comparative more established, superlative most established )

    1. Of a religion, church etc.: formally recognized by a state as being official within that area.


    • estd. ( abbreviation )

Explanation of established by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation

    2. brought about or set up or accepted

    3. the established social order
      a team established as a member of a major league
      enjoyed his prestige as an established writer
      an established precedent
      the established Church
    4. conforming with accepted standards

    5. shown to be valid beyond a reasonable doubt

    6. the established facts in the case
    7. settled securely and unconditionally

    Definition of established by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Establish v. t. [imp. & p. p. Established ; p. pr. & vb. n. Establishing.] [OE. establissen, OF. establir, F. établir, fr. L. stabilire, fr. stabilis firm, steady, stable. See Stable, a., -ish, and cf. Stablish.]
      1. To make stable or firm; to fix immovably or firmly; to set ( a thing ) in a place and make it stable there; to settle; to confirm.

      So were the churches established in the faith. Acts xvi. 5.

      The best established tempers can scarcely forbear being borne down. Burke.

      Confidence which must precede union could be established only by consummate prudence and self-control. Bancroft.

      2. To appoint or constitute for permanence, as officers, laws, regulations, etc.; to enact; to ordain.

      By the consent of all, we were established

      The people's magistrates. Shak.

      Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed. Dan. vi. 8.

      3. To originate and secure the permanent existence of; to found; to institute; to create and regulate; -- said of a colony, a state, or other institutions.

      He hath established it [the earth], he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited. Is. xlv. 18.

      Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and establisheth a city by iniquity! Hab. ii. 12.

      4. To secure public recognition in favor of; to prove and cause to be accepted as true; as, “to establish a fact, usage, principle, opinion, doctrine, etc.”

      At the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established. Deut. xix. 15.

      5. To set up in business; to place advantageously in a fixed condition; -- used reflexively; as, “he established himself in a place; the enemy established themselves in the citadel.”

    2. established adj.
      1. brought about or set up or accepted; especially long and widely accepted; as, “distrust of established authority; a team established as a member of a major league; enjoyed his prestige as an established writer; an established precedent; the established Church”. Contrasted with unestablished. [Narrower terms: entrenched; implanted, planted, rooted; official; recognized]

      2. securely established; as, “an established reputation”.

      Syn. -- firm.

      3. settled securely and unconditionally.

      Syn. -- accomplished, effected.

      4. conforming with accepted standards.

      5. shown to be valid beyond a reasonable doubt; as, “the established facts in the case”.

      Syn. -- proved.

      6. ( Bot. ) introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation; -- of plants.

      Syn. -- naturalized.