verb (used with object)
Origin of anoint
Examples from the Web for anoint
Could it be that by giving him St. Peter in Chains Benedict meant to anoint him?
The Republicans tend to anoint the next in line, and this time there is no heir apparent.
We privately see ourselves as queenly beings who get to decide which of our subjects to anoint with a knighthood.
They were about to anoint Charlie Wilson as one of their own.
However, before we rush to anoint the next Daughtry, let's try to remember what a REAL rocker looks like.
Be kind enough to add to the tunic, gilt sandals, and a vial of oil to anoint my beard and hair.Thais|Anatole France
And when he was preparing to anoint her, it seemed to all that it ought rather to be postponed to the morning; for it was evening.
Then (Mark 16:2) in the early morning, they rose and took the spices and went to anoint his body.A Harmony of the Gospels for Students of the Life of Christ|Archibald Thomas Robertson
Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him.Notes on the book of Exodus|C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
Two of them had no faces to anoint, and others were ten feet under the clay, but a few were living still.The Irish on the Somme|Michael MacDonagh
British Dictionary definitions for anoint
Word Origin for anoint
Word Origin and History for anoint
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.