Definitions for appointmentəˈpɔɪnt mənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ap•point•mentəˈpɔɪnt mənt(n.)

  1. a fixed mutual agreement for a meeting; engagement:

    We made an appointment for 9 A.M.

  2. a meeting set for a specific time or place.

  3. the act of appointing, as to an office or position.

    Category: Government

  4. an office or position to which a person is appointed.

    Category: Government

  5. Usu., appointments. equipment; furnishings.

Origin of appointment:

1375–1425

Princeton's WordNet

  1. appointment, assignment, designation, naming(noun)

    the act of putting a person into a non-elective position

    "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"

  2. date, appointment, engagement(noun)

    a meeting arranged in advance

    "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"

  3. appointment, fitting(noun)

    (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel)

  4. appointee, appointment(noun)

    a person who is appointed to a job or position

  5. appointment(noun)

    the job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed

    "he applied for an appointment in the treasury"

  6. appointment(noun)

    (law) the act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment

    "she allocated part of the trust to her church by appointment"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. appointment(noun)əˈpɔɪnt mənt

    an arrangement to meet

    to make/cancel an appointment; What time is your appointment with the doctor?; I have an appointment to see him tomorrow.

  2. appointmentəˈpɔɪnt mənt

    the choice of a person for a job

    a popular appointment; her appointment as the director

Wiktionary

  1. appointment(Noun)

    The act of appointing; designation of a person to hold an office or discharge a trust.

    He erred by the appointment of unsuitable men.

  2. appointment(Noun)

    The state of being appointed to a service or office; an office to which one is appointed; station; position.

    the appointment of treasurer

  3. appointment(Noun)

    Stipulation; agreement; the act of fixing by mutual agreement.

  4. appointment(Noun)

    An arrangement for a meeting; an engagement.

  5. appointment(Noun)

    Decree; direction; established order or constitution.

  6. appointment(Noun)

    (Law) The exercise of the power of designating (under a power of appointment) a person to enjoy an estate or other specific property; also, the instrument by which the designation is made.

  7. appointment(Noun)

    (Government) The assignment of a person by an official to perform a duty, such as a presidential appointment of a judge to a court.

  8. appointment(Noun)

    Equipment, furniture.

  9. appointment(Noun)

    A honorary part or exercise, as an oration, etc., at a public exhibition of a college; as, to have an appointment.

  10. Origin: From apointement ( appointement). See appoint.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appointment(noun)

    the act of appointing; designation of a person to hold an office or discharge a trust; as, he erred by the appointment of unsuitable men

  2. Appointment(noun)

    the state of being appointed to som/ service or office; an office to which one is appointed; station; position; an, the appointment of treasurer

  3. Appointment(noun)

    stipulation; agreement; the act of fixing by mutual agreement. Hence:: Arrangement for a meeting; engagement; as, they made an appointment to meet at six

  4. Appointment(noun)

    decree; direction; established order or constitution; as, to submit to the divine appointments

  5. Appointment(noun)

    the exercise of the power of designating (under a "power of appointment") a person to enjoy an estate or other specific property; also, the instrument by which the designation is made

  6. Appointment(noun)

    equipment, furniture, as for a ship or an army; whatever is appointed for use and management; outfit; (pl.) the accouterments of military officers or soldiers, as belts, sashes, swords

  7. Appointment(noun)

    an allowance to a person, esp. to a public officer; a perquisite; -- properly only in the plural

  8. Appointment(noun)

    a honorary part or exercise, as an oration, etc., at a public exhibition of a college; as, to have an appointment

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'appointment' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2410

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'appointment' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1708

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'appointment' in Nouns Frequency: #770


Translations for appointment

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

appointment(noun)

(an) arrangement to meet someone; I made an appointment to see him.

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