a fixed mutual agreement for a meeting; engagement:
We made an appointment to meet again.
a meeting set for a specific time or place:
I'm late for my appointment.
the act of appointing
, designating, or placing in office:
to fill a vacancy by appointment.
an office, position, or the like, to which a person is appointed
He received his appointment as ambassador to Italy.
Usually, appointments. equipment, furnishings, or accouterments.
appointments, accouterments for a soldier or a horse.
a horse-show class in which the contestant need not be a member of a hunt but must wear regulation hunt livery.
Archaic. decree; ordinance.
1375–1425; late Middle English apoynt
< Middle French ap
proappointment, adjectivereappointment, noun
assignation, rendezvous, tryst, date. 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
may refer to the place where a person is assigned to work.