Ap·point v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appointed; p. pr. & vb. n. Appointing.]
1. To fix with power or firmness; to establish; to mark out.
When he appointed the foundations of the earth. --Prov. viii. 29.
2. To fix by a decree, order, command, resolve, decision, or mutual agreement; to constitute; to ordain; to prescribe; to fix the time and place of.
Thy servants are ready to do whatsoever my lord the king shall appoint. --2 Sam. xv. 15.
He hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness. --Acts xvii. 31.
Say that the emperor request a parley . . . and appoint the meeting. --Shak.
3. To assign, designate, or set apart by authority.
Aaron and his shall go in, and appoint them every one to his service. --Num. iv. 19.
These were cities appointed for all the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them. --Josh. xx. 9.
4. To furnish in all points; to provide with everything necessary by way of equipment; to equip; to fit out.
The English, being well appointed, did so entertain them that their ships departed terribly torn. --Hayward.
5. To point at by way, or for the purpose, of censure or commendation; to arraign. [Obs.]
Appoint not heavenly disposition. --Milton.
6. Law To direct, designate, or limit; to make or direct a new disposition of, by virtue of a power contained in a conveyance; -- said of an estate already conveyed.
To appoint one's self, to resolve. [Obs.]
adj 1: subject to appointment [syn: appointive] [ant: elective]
2: selected for a job; "the one appointed for guard duty"
3: fixed or established especially by order or command; "at the
time appointed (or the appointed time") [syn: decreed, ordained,
4: provided with furnishing and accessories (especially of a
tasteful kind); "a house that is beautifully appointed"