[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. appliqué,
  2. apply,
  3. appmt.,
  4. appoggiatura,
  5. appoint,
  6. appointee,
  7. appointive,
  8. appointment,
  9. appointment in samarra,
  10. appointment television

Origin of appointed

First recorded in 1525–35; appoint + -ed2

Related formsqua·si-ap·point·ed, adjectiveun·ap·point·ed, adjective


[ 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

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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 Formsappointer, 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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Word Origin and History for appointed
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