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APPOINTED

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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]

Meaning:

Subject to appointment

Synonyms:

appointed; appointive

Similar:

nominated; nominative (appointed by nomination)

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


Sense 2appointed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Selected for a job

Context example:

the one appointed for guard duty

Similar:

assigned (appointed to a post or duty)


Sense 3appointed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fixed or established especially by order or command

Synonyms:

decreed; ordained; prescribed; appointed

Context example:

at the time appointed (or the appointed time

Similar:

settled (established or decided beyond dispute or doubt)


Sense 4appointed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Context example:

a house that is beautifully appointed

Similar:

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


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