Meaning of appointment

ap•point•ment

Pronunciation: (u-point'munt), [key]
— n.
  1. a fixed mutual agreement for a meeting; engagement: We made an appointment to meet again.
  2. a meeting set for a specific time or place: I'm late for my appointment.
  3. the act of appointing, designating, or placing in office: to fill a vacancy by appointment.
  4. an office, position, or the like, to which a person is appointed: He received his appointment as ambassador to Italy.
  5. Usually,equipment, furnishings, or accouterments.
  6. accouterments for a soldier or a horse.
  7. a horse-show class in which the contestant need not be a member of a hunt but must wear regulation hunt livery. Cf. Corinthian (def. 9).
  8. decree; ordinance.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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