- to rub or sprinkle on; apply an unguent, ointment, or oily liquid to.
- to smear with any liquid.
- to consecrate or make sacred in a ceremony that includes the token applying of oil: He anointed the new high priest.
- to dedicate to the service of God.
Origin of anoint
Examples from the Web for unanointed
The Bruce is but in name a king, uncrowned as yet and unanointed.The Days of Bruce Vol 1
Who will ever again come into eminent office, unanointed with this chrism?
He knew his fellow-creatures better than most men; knew that inner life which so seldom unfolds itself to unanointed eyes.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories
- to smear or rub over with oil or an oily liquid
- to apply oil to as a sign of consecration or sanctification in a sacred rite
Word Origin and History for unanointed
c.1300 (implied in anointing), from Old French enoint "smeared on," past participle of enoindre "smear on," from Latin inunguere "to anoint," from in- "on" + unguere "to smear" (see unguent). Originally in reference to grease or oil smeared on for medicinal purposes; its use in the Coverdale Bible in reference to Christ (cf. The Lord's Anointed, see chrism) has spiritualized the word. Related: Anointed; anointing.