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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anointverb

    choose by or as if by divine intervention

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

  2. anoint, inunct, oil, anele, embrocateverb

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

Wiktionary

  1. anointverb

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

  2. anointverb

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ANOINTverb

    Etymology: oindre, enoindre; part. oint, enoint, Fr.

    Anointed let me be with deadly venom,
    And die, ere men can say, God save the queen. William Shakespeare, R. III.

    Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with the oil: for thine olive shall cast his fruit. Deut. xxviii. 40.

    Warm waters then in brazen caldrons born,
    Are pour’d to wash his body, joint by joint,
    And fragrant oils the stiffen’d limbs anoint. John Dryden, Æn. vi.

    I would not see thy cruel nails
    Pluck out his poor old eyes; nor thy fierce sister
    In his anointed flesh stick boarish-fangs. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anointverb

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

  2. Anointverb

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

  3. Anoint

    anointed

  4. Etymology: [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.]

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  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

Examples of anoint in a Sentence

  1. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    I think the whole race changed last night. Because you know there was a march among the chattering class to anoint Sen. Rubio.

  2. Karim Sadjadpour:

    Had it not been for Rafsanjani, Khamenei would have never become supreme leader. Those close to Rafsanjani say he rues the day he helped anoint Khamenei, they are the epitome of frenemies.

  3. Keisha Lance Bottoms:

    I don't believe any one person anoints a successor. It doesn't work like that. It may have worked like that many, many years ago, but it hasn't worked like that in a long time, so I don't think that I have the ability to anoint someone as my successor, but I certainly at the appropriate time will make it known who I will cast my vote for.

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