What does anoint mean?

Definitions for anoint
əˈnɔɪntanoint

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word anoint.

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.

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

  2. anoint(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Anoint(verb)

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

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

  3. Anoint

    anointed

    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.]

Anagrams for anoint »

  1. Tonian

  2. nation

How to pronounce anoint?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say anoint in sign language?

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

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. 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.

  3. 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.

Images & Illustrations of anoint

  1. anointanointanointanointanoint

Popularity rank by frequency of use

anoint#10000#87543#100000

Translations for anoint

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for anoint »

Translation

Find a translation for the anoint definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these anoint definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "anoint." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 17 May 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/anoint>.

    Are we missing a good definition for anoint? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    • A. descant
    • B. exacerbate
    • C. suffuse
    • D. gloat

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for anoint: