appointment

An appointment is a preset arrangement to meet, like a dentist’s appointment, an appointment with your accountant, or an appointment to have your palm read.

An appointment is a formal date or plan to meet at the appointed time. Whether you have a doctor’s appointment, a hair appointment, or a 1 o’clock lunch appointment, you need to be there — or you’ll have a broken appointment. It’s easier to remember your appointments if you write them down! With roots in the Old French apointier, meaning to “arrange, settle, or place," appointment can also mean the placing, or appointing of, someone into an unelected position.

Primary Meanings of appointment

1.
n
a meeting arranged in advance
2.
n
the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
3.
n
(usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel)
4.
n
(law) the act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment
Full Definitions of appointment
1

n a meeting arranged in advance

Synonyms:
date, engagement
Types:
blind date
a date with a stranger
double date
a date in which two couples participate
rendezvous, tryst
a date; usually with a member of the opposite sex
Type of:
get together, meeting
a small informal social gathering
2

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

“the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee”
Synonyms:
assignment, designation, naming
Types:
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nomination
the act of officially naming a candidate
co-optation, co-option
the act of appointing summarily (with or without the appointee's consent)
delegacy
the appointment of a delegate
ordinance, ordination
the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders
recognition
designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body
laying on of hands
laying hands on a person's head to invoke spiritual blessing in Christian ordination
Type of:
conclusion, decision, determination
the act of making up your mind about something

n a person who is appointed to a job or position

Synonyms:
appointee
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

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

“he applied for an appointment in the treasury”
Type of:
business, job, line, line of work, occupation
the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
3

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

Synonyms:
fitting
Type of:
furnishing
(usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable
4

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
Type of:
disposal, disposition
the act or means of getting rid of something

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