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Pronunciation:  u'poyntmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (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"
  2. [n]  the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"
  3. [n]  the job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed; "he applied for an appointment in the treasury"
  4. [n]  (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel)
  5. [n]  a meeting arranged in advance; "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"
  6. [n]  a person who is appointed to a job or position

APPOINTMENT is a 11 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: appointee, assignment, date, designation, engagement, fitting, naming
 See Also: blind date, business, conclusion, co-optation, co-option, decision, delegacy, determination, disposal, disposition, escort, furnishings, get together, human, individual, job, line, line of work, meeting, mortal, nomination, occupation, ordinance, ordination, person, rendezvous, somebody, someone, soul, tryst



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ap*point"ment\, n. [Cf. F. appointement.]
1. 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. 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. 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. Decree; direction; established order or constitution; as,
   to submit to the divine appointments.

         According to the appointment of the priests. --Ezra
                                               vi. 9.

5. (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.

6. 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.

         The cavaliers emulated their chief in the richness
         of their appointments.                --Prescott.

         I'll prove it in my shackles, with these hands Void
         of appointment, that thou liest.      --Beau. & Fl.

7. An allowance to a person, esp. to a public officer; a
   perquisite; -- properly only in the plural. [Obs.]

         An expense proportioned to his appointments and
         fortune is necessary.                 --Chesterfield.

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

Syn: Designation; command; order; direction; establishment;

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