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 Dictionary entry overview: What does appointed mean? 

APPOINTED (adjective)
  The adjective APPOINTED has 4 senses:

1. subject to appointment
2. selected for a job
3. fixed or established especially by order or command
4. provided with furnishing and accessories (especially of a tasteful kind)

  Familiarity information: APPOINTED used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

APPOINTED (adjective)

Sense 1appointed [BACK TO TOP]


Subject to appointment


appointed; appointive


nominated; nominative (appointed by nomination)

non-elective; nonelected; nonelective (filled by appointment rather than by election)

Sense 2appointed [BACK TO TOP]


Selected for a job

Context example:

the one appointed for guard duty


assigned (appointed to a post or duty)

Sense 3appointed [BACK TO TOP]


Fixed or established especially by order or command


decreed; ordained; prescribed; appointed

Context example:

at the time appointed (or the appointed time


settled (established or decided beyond dispute or doubt)

Sense 4appointed [BACK TO TOP]


Provided with furnishing and accessories (especially of a tasteful kind)

Context example:

a house that is beautifully appointed


equipped; furnished (provided with whatever is necessary for a purpose (as furniture or equipment or authority))

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