Definitions for anointəˈnɔɪnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•nointəˈnɔɪnt(v.t.)

  1. to apply an ointment or oily liquid to by rubbing or sprinkling.

  2. to smear with any liquid.

  3. to consecrate or make sacred in a ceremony that includes the token applying of oil.

  4. to choose formally:

    anointed a successor.

Origin of anoint:

1300–50; ME, der. of anoynt, enoynt (ptp.) < OF enoint < L inūnctus anointed, ptp. of inunguere=in-in -2+unguere to smear, anoint

a•noint′ment(n.)

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


Translations for anoint

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

anoint(verb)

to smear or cover with ointment or oil especially in a religious ceremony

anointed by a priest.

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