- 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.
- Manège. a horse-show class in which the contestant need not be a member of a hunt but must wear regulation hunt livery.Compare Corinthian(def 9).
- Archaic. decree; ordinance.
- 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
early 15c., “an agreement,” also “a fixing of a date for official business,” from Middle French apointement, from apointer (see appoint). Meaning “act of placing in office” is attested from 1650s.
see make an appointment.