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Meaning & Definition of Appointment in English

English

Appointment

/əpɔɪntmənt/

noun

1. The act of putting a person into a non-elective position

  • "The appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"
    synonym:
  • appointment
  • ,
  • assignment
  • ,
  • designation
  • ,
  • naming

2. A meeting arranged in advance

  • "She asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"
    synonym:
  • date
  • ,
  • appointment
  • ,
  • engagement

3. (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel)

    synonym:
  • appointment
  • ,
  • fitting

4. A person who is appointed to a job or position

    synonym:
  • appointee
  • ,
  • appointment

5. The job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed

  • "He applied for an appointment in the treasury"
    synonym:
  • appointment

6. (law) the act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment

  • "She allocated part of the trust to her church by appointment"
    synonym:
  • appointment

Examples of using

I've got an appointment.
My teeth ache. I need to take an appointment with my dentist.
I have a dentist appointment.