appointment

[uh-point-muhnt]

noun


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

Synonyms for appointment

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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Examples from the Web for appointment

Contemporary Examples of appointment

Historical Examples of appointment

  • Thompson came early on the following day, punctual to his appointment.

  • If we get him this appointment, it will be ample compensation, anyhow.

    Viviette

    William J. Locke

  • But the fact is I've got an appointment late this afternoon.

    Viviette

    William J. Locke

  • 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.

    Viviette

    William J. Locke


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
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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