- a fixed mutual agreement for a meeting; engagement: We made an appointment to meet again.
- a meeting set for a specific time or place: I'm late for my appointment.
- the act of appointing, designating, or placing in office: to fill a vacancy by appointment.
- an office, position, or the like, to which a person is appointed: He received his appointment as ambassador to Italy.
- Usually appointments. equipment, furnishings, or accouterments.
- appointments, accouterments for a soldier or a horse.
- Manège. a horse-show class in which the contestant need not be a member of a hunt but must wear regulation hunt livery.Compare Corinthian(def 9).
- Archaic. decree; ordinance.
Origin of appointment
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Related Wordsinterview, assignment, consultation, date, invitation, selection, designation, choice, election, approval, nomination, certification, post, appointee, nominee, office, assignation, engagement, errand, tryst
Examples from the Web for appointment
He said the news of his appointment was not true, that it was disinformation spread by “some intelligence agency and my rivals.”ISIS Targets Afghanistan Just as the U.S. Quits
Sami Yousafzai, Christopher Dickey
December 19, 2014
Jessen was named a Mormon bishop, but the appointment was met with vocal protests.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built
December 12, 2014
Sharpton noted that otherwise some of their mutual detractors might suggest that he had played a role in the appointment.Is Al Sharpton Running New York City Hall From the White House?
November 7, 2014
The appointment of Klain to lead the effort is giving the public what it wants—but not what it needs.
The appointment of the new Ebola czar comes after Republicans began demanding a White House point person on the threat.
Thompson came early on the following day, punctual to his appointment.
But the fact is I've got an appointment late this afternoon.
If we get him this appointment, it will be ample compensation, anyhow.
Mr. Roebuck gave notice of the appointment of his committee.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
After a while he remembered his appointment with Katherine at three o'clock.
- 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
Word Origin and History for appointment
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.
Idioms and Phrases with appointment
see make an appointment.