[ uh-point-muhnt ]
/ əˈpɔɪnt mənt /


Origin of appointment

1375–1425; late Middle English apoynt(e)ment < Middle French ap(p)ointement. See appoint, -ment

synonym study for appointment

4. Appointment, office, post, station all refer to kinds of duty or employment. Appointment refers to a position to which one is assigned, as by a high government official. Office often suggests a position of trust or authority. Post is usually restricted to a military or other public position, as of a diplomat, although it may also refer to a teaching position. Both post and station may refer to the place where a person is assigned to work.

OTHER WORDS FROM appointment

pro·ap·point·ment, adjective re·ap·point·ment, noun

Example sentences from the Web for appointment

British Dictionary definitions for appointment

/ (əˈpɔɪntmənt) /


an arrangement to meet a person or be at a place at a certain time
the act of placing in a job or position
the person who receives such a job or position
the job or position to which such a person is appointed
(usually plural) a fixture or fitting
property law nomination to an interest in property under a deed or will

Idioms and Phrases with appointment


see make an appointment.