appointment

[uh-point-muhnt]

noun


Nearby words

  1. appoggiatura,
  2. appoint,
  3. appointed,
  4. appointee,
  5. appointive,
  6. appointment in samarra,
  7. appointment television,
  8. appointment viewing,
  9. appointor,
  10. appomattox

Origin of appointment

1375–1425; late Middle English apoynt(e)ment < Middle French ap(p)ointement. See appoint, -ment

Related formspro·ap·point·ment, adjectivere·ap·point·ment, noun

Synonym study

4. Appointment, office, post, station all refer to kinds of duty or employment. Appointment refers to a position to which one is assigned, as by a high government official. Office often suggests a position of trust or authority. Post is usually restricted to a military or other public position, as of a diplomat, although it may also refer to a teaching position. Both post and station may refer to the place where a person is assigned to work.

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British Dictionary definitions for appointment

appointment

noun

an arrangement to meet a person or be at a place at a certain time
the act of placing in a job or position
the person who receives such a job or position
the job or position to which such a person is appointed
(usually plural) a fixture or fitting
property law nomination to an interest in property under a deed or will
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Word Origin and History for appointment

appointment

n.

early 15c., "an agreement," also "a fixing of a date for official business," from Middle French apointement, from apointer (see appoint). Meaning "act of placing in office" is attested from 1650s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with appointment

appointment

see make an appointment.

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