Definition of appointment
1 : an arrangement for a meeting : engagement She has an appointment for an interview tomorrow.
3 : a nonelective office or position holds an academic appointment
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
Recent Examples of appointment from the Web
One-on-one consultations will be available by appointment for $39 per quarter hour following the workshop between 1:15 and 4 p.m. Early registration fee is $99 through Wednesday; the fee increases to $119 Thursday.
While promising to stay out of the Cedar Rapids debate, Reynolds will get to make at least two appointments next year to the five-member commission, which also regulates Kirke's other casinos.
If nothing else, Betsy DeVos is an enigma, and her under appointments represent that to some extent.
Kabila’s ruling party and opposition leaders failed to reach an agreement on the appointment of an opposition prime minister to organize the polls, while voter registration in Kasai has been suspended due to insecurity.
These are two of the first appointments Trump makes (WP, Nov. 18, 2016).
The Mueller appointment meant different things to different Republicans.
But after a mid-career political surge and the appointment of mentor Terry Branstad as U.S. ambassador to China, the former legislator and lieutenant governor acknowledges growing more comfortable with her ascent Wednesday to the state’s top job.
Former Gov. Robert Bentley made the appointment while he was being investigated for using state resources to cover up an inappropriate relationship with a staffer.
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Origin and Etymology of appointment
First Known Use: 15th century
APPOINTMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of appointment for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of appointment for Students
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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