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Definition 1: the act of putting a person into a non-elective position - [noun denoting act]

Samples where appointment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee

Synonyms for appointment in the sense of this definition

(appointment is a kind of ...) the act of making up your mind about something

"the burden of decision was his" "he drew his conclusions quickly"

(... is a kind of appointment ) the act of officially naming a candidate

"the Republican nomination for Governor"

(... is a kind of appointment ) the act of appointing summarily (with or without the appointee's consent)

(... is a kind of appointment ) the appointment of a delegate

(... is a kind of appointment ) the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders

"the rabbi's family was present for his ordination"

(... is a kind of appointment ) designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body

"he was unable to make his motion because he couldn't get recognition by the chairman"

Definition 2: the job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed - [noun denoting act]

Samples where appointment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he applied for an appointment in the treasury

(appointment is a kind of ...) the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

"he's not in my line of business"

Definition 3: (law) the act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment - [noun denoting act]

Samples where appointment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she allocated part of the trust to her church by appointment

(appointment is a kind of ...) the act or means of getting rid of something

(appointment belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 4: (usually in the plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for appointment in the sense of this definition

(appointment is a kind of ...) (usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable

(appointment is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

Definition 5: a meeting arranged in advance - [noun denoting group]

Samples where appointment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date

Synonyms for appointment in the sense of this definition

(appointment is a kind of ...) a small informal social gathering

"there was an informal meeting in my living room"

(... is a kind of appointment ) a date with a stranger

"she never goes on blind dates"

(... is a kind of appointment ) a date in which two couples participate

(... is a kind of appointment ) a date; usually with a member of the opposite sex

(appointment is a member of ...) a participant in a date

"his date never stopped talking"

Definition 6: a person who is appointed to a job or position - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for appointment in the sense of this definition

(appointment is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

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