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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 anoint /əˈnɔɪnt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·noint v. t. [imp. & p. p. Anointed; p. pr. & vb. n. Anointing.]
 1. To smear or rub over with oil or an unctuous substance; also, to spread over, as oil.
    And fragrant oils the stiffened limbs anoint.   --Dryden.
    He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay.   --John ix. 6.
 2. To apply oil to or to pour oil upon, etc., as a sacred rite, especially for consecration.
    Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his [Aaron's] head and anoint him.   --Exod. xxix. 7.
    Anoint Hazael to be king over Syria.   --1 Kings xix. 15.
 The Lord's Anointed, Christ or the Messiah; also, a Jewish or other king by “divine right.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·noint, p. p. Anointed. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious
          ceremony of blessing [syn: inunct, oil, anele, embrocate]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    The practice of anointing with perfumed oil was common among the
    Hebrews. (1.) The act of anointing was significant of
    consecration to a holy or sacred use; hence the anointing of the
    high priest (Ex. 29:29; Lev. 4:3) and of the sacred vessels (Ex.
    30:26). The high priest and the king are thus called "the
    anointed" (Lev. 4:3, 5, 16; 6:20; Ps. 132:10). Anointing a king
    was equivalent to crowning him (1 Sam. 16:13; 2 Sam. 2:4, etc.).
    Prophets were also anointed (1 Kings 19:16; 1 Chr. 16:22; Ps.
    105:15). The expression, "anoint the shield" (Isa. 21:5), refers
    to the custom of rubbing oil on the leather of the shield so as
    to make it supple and fit for use in war.
      (2.) Anointing was also an act of hospitality (Luke 7:38, 46).
    It was the custom of the Jews in like manner to anoint
    themselves with oil, as a means of refreshing or invigorating
    their bodies (Deut. 28:40; Ruth 3:3; 2 Sam. 14:2; Ps. 104:15,
    etc.). This custom is continued among the Arabians to the
    present day.
      (3.) Oil was used also for medicinal purposes. It was applied
    to the sick, and also to wounds (Ps. 109:18; Isa. 1:6; Mark
    6:13; James 5:14).
      (4.) The bodies of the dead were sometimes anointed (Mark
    14:8; Luke 23:56).
      (5.) The promised Deliverer is twice called the "Anointed" or
    Messiah (Ps. 2:2; Dan. 9:25, 26), because he was anointed with
    the Holy Ghost (Isa. 61:1), figuratively styled the "oil of
    gladness" (Ps. 45:7; Heb. 1:9). Jesus of Nazareth is this
    anointed One (John 1:41; Acts 9:22; 17:2, 3; 18:5, 28), the
    Messiah of the Old Testament.