Definition of established in English:



  • 1Having existed or done something for a long time and therefore recognized and generally accepted.

    ‘the ceremony was an established event in the annual calendar’
    ‘an established artist’
    • ‘Free trade, like free love, poses a threat to the established order.’
    • ‘They offer more hardware and warranty per dollar than do the more established brands.’
    • ‘As a firmly established principle of Community law it may be used to challenge Community action and also State action.’
    • ‘Why this was not an already established practice is a mystery to critics.’
    • ‘Great store was placed on the retention of previously established practices and it was deliberate policy to foster traditional loyalties.’
    • ‘It includes work from emerging and more established artists from across Europe.’
    • ‘Other, more established artists who get marginalized at larger conventions got the star attention they deserve.’
    well known, recognized, acclaimed, esteemed, acknowledged
    accepted, traditional, orthodox, habitual, confirmed, entrenched, set, fixed, official, settled, dyed-in-the-wool, inveterate
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    1. 1.1(of a plant) having taken root; growing well.
      ‘thick, established plants can be pruned by cutting out about one third of all stems’
      • ‘Balanced granular fertiliser can be applied around all established plants in spring.’
      • ‘Protect blossom on established trees from frost at night with sheets of polythene, netting, or even newspaper.’
  • 2(of a Church or religion) recognized by the state as the national Church or religion.

    ‘America had no established Church’
    • ‘The disestablishment of the Church is not a radical proposal; an established Church is an anachronism.’
    • ‘So even setting aside the religious or constitutional objections to an established church and a national religion of any kind, the case for disestablishment on this premise alone is as valid as it was a century ago.’
    • ‘He believed in religious toleration but supported an established church, the Anglican Communion.’