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, namingnoun

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

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

  2. date, appointment, engagementnoun

    a meeting arranged in advance

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

  3. appointment, fittingnoun

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

  4. appointee, appointmentnoun

    a person who is appointed to a job or position

  5. appointmentnoun

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

    "he applied for an appointment in the treasury"

  6. appointmentnoun

    (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. appointmentnoun

    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. appointmentnoun

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

    the appointment of treasurer

  3. appointmentnoun

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

  4. appointmentnoun

    An arrangement for a meeting; an engagement.

  5. appointmentnoun

    Decree; direction; established order or constitution.

  6. appointmentnoun

    (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. appointmentnoun

    (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. appointmentnoun

    Equipment, furniture.

  9. appointmentnoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Appointmentnoun

    Etymology: appointment, Fr.

    They had made an appointment together, to come to mourn with him, and to comfort him. Job, ii. 11.

    The ways of death be only in his hands, who alone hath power over all flesh, and unto whose appointment we ought with patience meekly to submit ourselves. Richard Hooker, b. v.

    That good fellow,
    If I command him, follows my appointment;
    I will have none so near else. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    They have put forth the haven: further on,
    Where their appointment we may best discover,
    And look on their endeavour. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.

    Here art thou in appointment fresh and fair,
    Anticipating time with starting courage. William Shakespeare, Tr. and Cress.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appointmentnoun

    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. Appointmentnoun

    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. Appointmentnoun

    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. Appointmentnoun

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

  5. Appointmentnoun

    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. Appointmentnoun

    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. Appointmentnoun

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

  8. Appointmentnoun

    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

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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. Rupert Harrison:

    Dan is a class act and an inspired appointment.

  2. Stefanie Thompson:

    I sent some basic information along and by the morning, I had a text from someone who said,' Can you bring them down to Jackson [ Health ] this morning ?' it was surreal because I had been exploring every avenue and then all of a sudden, I had appointment confirmations. I was petrified but hoped it was real out of complete desperation.

  3. 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.

  4. Senator Johnson:

    I can not support someone for a lifetime appointment that has granted low bail for someone charged with violent felonies.

  5. Justice Department:

    Appointment of a special master to review materials potentially subject to claims of executive privilege would be particularly inappropriate because binding Supreme Court precedent forecloses Plaintiff's argument that review of these materials by personnel within the Executive Branch raises any such privilege concerns.

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    a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    • A. monish
    • B. aberrate
    • C. fluster
    • D. descant

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