[ uh-poin-tid ]
/ əˈpɔɪn tɪd /


by, through, or as a result of an appointment (often in contrast with elected): an appointed official.
predetermined; arranged; set: They met at the appointed time in the appointed place.
provided with what is necessary; equipped; furnished: a beautifully appointed office.

Origin of appointed

First recorded in 1525–35; appoint + -ed2

Related forms

qua·si-ap·point·ed, adjectiveun·ap·point·ed, adjective

Definition for appointed (2 of 2)


[ uh-point ]
/ əˈpɔɪnt /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Obsolete. to ordain; resolve; determine.

Origin of appoint

1325–75; Middle English apointen < Middle French apointer, equivalent to a- a-5 + pointer to point

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for appointed

British Dictionary definitions for appointed


/ (əˈpɔɪnt) /

verb (mainly tr)

(also intr) to assign officially, as for a position, responsibility, etche was appointed manager
to establish by agreement or decree; fixa time was appointed for the duel
to prescribe or ordainlaws appointed by tribunal
property law to nominate (a person), under a power granted in a deed or will, to take an interest in property
to equip with necessary or usual features; furnisha well-appointed hotel

Derived Forms

appointer, noun

Word Origin for appoint

C14: from Old French apointer to put into a good state, from a point in good condition, literally: to a point
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