appointment

noun
ap·​point·​ment | \ ə-ˈpȯint-mənt How to pronounce appointment (audio) \

Definition of appointment

1 : an arrangement for a meeting : engagement She has an appointment for an interview tomorrow.
2 : equipment, furnishings usually plural expensive homes with luxurious appointments
3 : a nonelective office or position holds an academic appointment
4a : an act of appointing someone or something : designation
b law : the designation by virtue of a vested power of a person to enjoy an estate

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Synonyms & Antonyms for appointment

Synonyms

assignment, commission, designation

Antonyms

discharge, dismissal, dismission, expulsion, firing

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Examples of appointment in a Sentence

I'm late for an appointment. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning at nine o'clock. The court ordered the appointment of an attorney to represent the child. the appointment of a committee the appointment of the new secretary of state Did he get his job by appointment or election? He now holds an appointment from the President. her appointment as ambassador to Spain
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Depending on the type and your location, the actual intrauterine device can cost around $1,000 without insurance, and that doesn’t include the cost of the insertion and follow-up appointment. Korin Miller, SELF, "When Is It OK to Get Your IUD Removed?," 12 Mar. 2019 That's how my skin looks without a single drop of base makeup, in the middle of a particularly sweaty day running to and from appointments in New York. Glamour, "This Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick Makes My Face Look Instantly Poreless," 8 Mar. 2019 But actually understanding intersectionality requires going back to the work of the woman who coined the term: Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, a law professor with dual appointments at Columbia and UCLA. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "The 9 thinkers who made sense of 2018’s chaos," 27 Dec. 2018 Conservative judicial advocates say the judicial appointments are correcting the leftward tilt of the bench. CBS News, "Man on a mission: Mitch McConnell's effort to reshape the courts," 7 July 2018 Once, for example, Helen's nanny had to go to a doctor's appointment, so Erin decorated that day with her baby on her hip. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "'Home Town' Stars Erin and Ben Napier Reveal Why They Rarely Show Their Baby on TV," 28 Jan. 2019 That’s $60 an appointment about once a month—also at Wynn. Quinta Brunson, Glamour, "I Spend $2,116 on My Beauty Routine, But Only $12 on My Skin," 2 Jan. 2019 Tip #1: Cover Unwanted Grays In Seconds With Instant, Easy Color There's nothing worse than gray hairs popping up in-between salon appointments. Redbook, "How to Look Like You Just Left the Salon," 27 Nov. 2018 Typical Singer Porsche 911 restorations with lush appointments range from about 2,800 to 3,000 pounds (1,270-1,360kg). Eric Tegler, Ars Technica, "Working on this Singer 911 restoration “turns” Williams F1 engineers," 24 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of appointment

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 4

History and Etymology for appointment

see appoint

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appointment

noun

English Language Learners Definition of appointment

: an agreement to meet with someone at a particular time
: the act of giving a particular job or position to someone : the act of appointing someone
: a job or duty that is given to a person : a position to which someone is appointed

appointment

noun
ap·​point·​ment | \ ə-ˈpȯint-mənt How to pronounce appointment (audio) \

Kids Definition of appointment

1 : an agreement to meet at a fixed time an eight-o'clock doctor's appointment
2 : the act of choosing for a position or office or of being chosen for a position or office She became less popular after her appointment as director.
3 : a position or office to which a person is named her appointment as ambassador
4 appointments plural : furnishings

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