appointed
appointed appointed adj. 1. having acquired an office or responsibility through appointment; -- said of officials, and contrasting with {elected}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. fixed or established by order or command.

Syn: decreed, ordained, prescribed. [WordNet 1.5]

3. provided with furnishing and accessories especially of a tasteful kind. a house that is beautifully appointed [WordNet 1.5]

4. selected for a duty or job [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • appointed — index select Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • appointed — (adj.) with qualifying adverb, equipped, furnished, 1530s, from pp. of APPOINT (Cf. appoint) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Appointed — Appoint Ap*point ([a^]p*point ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appointing}.] [OE. appointen, apointen, OF. apointier to prepare, arrange, lean, place, F. appointer to give a salary, refer a cause, fr. LL. appunctare to bring… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -appointed — [[t] əpɔ͟ɪntɪd[/t]] COMB in ADJ GRADED appointed combines with adverbs to form adjectives such as well appointed that describe a building or room that is equipped or furnished in the way that is mentioned. [WRITTEN] → See also self appointed… …   English dictionary

  • appointed — /euh poyn tid/, adj. 1. by, through, or as a result of an appointment (often in contrast with elected): an appointed official. 2. predetermined; arranged; set: They met at the appointed time in the appointed place. 3. provided with what is… …   Universalium

  • appointed — adjective 1. subject to appointment (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑appointive • Ant: ↑elective (for: ↑appointive) • Similar to: ↑nominated, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • appointed — UK [əˈpɔɪntɪd] / US [əˈpɔɪntəd] adjective a building or room that is beautifully appointed, well appointed etc has everything you need and is decorated very well a luxuriously appointed hotel …   English dictionary

  • appointed — furnished furnished adj. provided with necessary furnishings; used especially of rented apartments having furniture included in the rental price; as, a furnished apartment. Opposite of {unfurnished}. [Narrower terms: {stocked, stocked with ;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appointed — ap|point|ed [ ə pɔıntəd ] adjective a building or room that is beautifully appointed, well appointed, etc. has everything you need and is decorated very well …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • appointed — [[t]əpɔ͟ɪntɪd[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n If something happens at the appointed time, it happens at the time that was decided in advance. [FORMAL] The appointed hour of the ceremony was drawing nearer …   English dictionary

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