What does appointment mean?

Definitions for appointment
əˈpɔɪnt məntap·point·ment

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

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"

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.

    Etymology: From apointement ( appointement). See appoint.

  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

    Etymology: From apointement ( appointement). See appoint.

  3. appointment(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From apointement ( appointement). See appoint.

  4. appointment(Noun)

    An arrangement for a meeting; an engagement.

    Etymology: From apointement ( appointement). See appoint.

  5. appointment(Noun)

    Decree; direction; established order or constitution.

    Etymology: From apointement ( appointement). See appoint.

  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.

    Etymology: From apointement ( appointement). See appoint.

  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.

    Etymology: From apointement ( appointement). See appoint.

  8. appointment(Noun)

    Equipment, furniture.

    Etymology: From apointement ( appointement). See appoint.

  9. appointment(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. appointment

    The equipment, ordnance, furniture, and necessaries of a ship. Also an officer's commission. In the Army, appointments usually imply military accoutrements, such as belts, sashes, gorgets, &c.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. appointment

    Office, rank, or employment.

  2. appointment

    The equipment, ordnance, furniture, and necessaries of an army.

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

How to pronounce appointment?

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How to say appointment in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of appointment in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of appointment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of appointment in a Sentence

  1. Ines Zemelman:

    If the total value exceeds $2 million, talk to your financial advisor and tax advisor prior to scheduling an appointment at the embassy, the decision is irrevocable.

  2. Omar Hmeidan:

    We have asked the U.N. envoy for an official position on the appointment of a war criminal as the commander of the Libyan army.

  3. Stendhal:

    A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.

  4. Liz Cooper:

    Two weeks later it was still there, so I made an appointment with my doctor, got a prescription for an ultrasound, had it done and they knew right away at the ultrasound.

  5. Nora Chan:

    Since this appointment is effective after this year's annual meeting, it is not on the ballot this year. It would be on the ballot at future annual meetings.

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