ap·​point·​ed ə-ˈpȯin-təd How to pronounce appointed (audio)
: chosen for a particular job
an appointed official
: officially fixed or set
at the appointed time
: provided with complete and usually appropriate or elegant furnishings and equipment
a beautifully appointed room

Examples of appointed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The appointed board member's position is not paid but requires 40 hours per month for the first six weeks and 15 hours per month after that. Kennedy Sessions, Chron, 13 Apr. 2023 The court, through an appointed receiver, would have broad authority to fix the problems and abate any nuisances. Liam Dillon, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2023 Vallas, meanwhile, spent six years as the appointed C.E.O. of the Chicago school system, then the country’s third largest. Peter Slevin, The New Yorker, 2 Apr. 2023 The appointed board of managers will then act as the governing body on all district decisions for at least two years. Kennedy Sessions, Chron, 17 Mar. 2023 From there, the top two vote-getters will advance to face off in the Nov. 2 General Election to become the city’s first non-appointed mayor in its 100-year history. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 6 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1535, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of appointed was in 1535

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Cite this Entry

“Appointed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: provided with furnishings and equipment
a well-appointed house
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