What does anoint mean?

Definitions for anointəˈnɔɪnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anoint(verb)

    choose by or as if by divine intervention

    "She was anointed the head of the Christian fundamentalist group"

  2. anoint, inunct, oil, anele, embrocate(verb)

    administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing

Wiktionary

  1. anoint(Verb)

    To smear or rub over with oil or an unctuous substance; also, to spread over, as oil.

  2. anoint(Verb)

    To apply oil to or to pour oil upon, etc., as a sacred rite, especially for consecration.

  3. Origin: enoint, past participle of enoindre, from inungere, in + ungere or unguere ("to smear", "to anoint"). See ointment, unguent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anoint(verb)

    to smear or rub over with oil or an unctuous substance; also, to spread over, as oil

  2. Anoint(verb)

    to apply oil to or to pour oil upon, etc., as a sacred rite, especially for consecration

  3. Anoint

    anointed

  4. Origin: [OF. enoint, p. p. of enoindre, fr. L. inungere; in + ungere, unguere, to smear, anoint. See Ointment, Unguent.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Anoint

    an-oint′, v.t. to smear with ointment or oil: to consecrate with oil.—n. Anoint′ment, the act of anointing or state of being anointed.—The Anointed, the Messiah. [= an+oint. See Ointment.]

Anagrams for anoint »

  1. Tonian

  2. nation

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anoint in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anoint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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