- 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
Synonyms for appointment
Examples from the Web for reappointment
Historical Examples of reappointment
Granvelle recommended a reappointment of the Duchess Margaret.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84
John Lothrop Motley
The term is five years, without eligibility to reappointment.Looking Backward
And his release was followed by reappointment to his old command.Lords of the World
Alfred John Church
Reappointment was generally an object of keen desire to these officials.Japan
To make the reappointment himself, however, was too humiliating.The Day of the Confederacy
Nathaniel W. Stephenson
- 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
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.
see make an appointment.