Definition of appointed in US English:

appointed

adjective

  • 1(of a time or place) decided on beforehand; designated.

    ‘she arrived at the appointed time’
    • ‘Then they went to the pit, and planted the torches there before stepping backward to their appointed places.’
    • ‘As she arrived at the appointed place, my hand slipped from hers, no longer her accomplice.’
    • ‘I meet Pete at the appointed place, which I happen to notice is near Molly's house.’
    • ‘They seldom stray too far from their appointed positions in the structure.’
    • ‘The consumers could exchange the pet label for a ticket at appointed centres across the city.’
    • ‘He set out to meet them at Stamford Bridge as arranged and arrived at the appointed place first.’
    • ‘They walked to the appointed place, the Briefing room.’
    • ‘Where ever there was a Lady, there was always an open door, especially if one was asked to meet the Lady at the appointed place.’
    • ‘Sam and I finally met up at our appointed place, twenty-minutes later than we'd meant to.’
    • ‘The top four men's doubles seeds reached their appointed places resulting in the prospect of two excellent semi-finals.’
    • ‘The riders soon arrived at the appointed place and the roundup boss was selected.’
    • ‘Would they have the good sense to check the airline's manifest if I didn't show at the appointed place?’
    • ‘And as he makes his way to his appointed place among other kings, the people's king is greeted as only kings would be.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the devotees, who assembled well in advance at the appointed places, lit smaller oil lamps using candles and matchboxes.’
    • ‘After that, I'd be placed in my first appointed position and monitored continuously for quality assurance purposes.’
    • ‘I arrived at the appointed place with a growing sense of impending doom.’
    • ‘We found a directory and went to the appointed place.’
    • ‘They kicked their horses and off they sped, aiming at an appointed destination.’
    • ‘Ten minutes, and fifteen skirmishes later, they were back at the appointed place.’
    • ‘In all the instructions for the organization of the camp, with every tribe having its appointed place, there is no mention whatsoever of the place of the convert.’
    scheduled, arranged, prearranged, specified, decided, agreed, determined, assigned, designated, allotted, set, fixed, chosen, established, settled, preordained, authorized, ordained, prescribed, decreed
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  • 2(of a building or room) equipped or furnished in a specified way or to a specified standard.

    ‘a luxuriously appointed lobby’
    • ‘The location offers a plethora of luxuriously appointed rooms in a variety of styles and themes.’
    • ‘It was only after a wander through the rear of her beautifully appointed gallery space that my interlude in the room of discarded eyes took on a renewed significance.’
    • ‘The unique addition to the tourism and business infrastructure of the South East also has a private dining room and a number of beautifully appointed Board rooms.’
    • ‘The hotel has 34 beautifully appointed bedrooms, a restaurant and hotel bar.’
    • ‘Starting at just $109, guests can spend an evening in one of our 214 tastefully appointed rooms or suites.’
    • ‘The hotel served us well; we didn't spend nearly enough time in the richly appointed lobby.’
    • ‘And one can't help but be intrigued by some of the wonderful aromas that waft from the jars of herbal and fruit flavoured teas in Paolo's attractively appointed shop.’
    • ‘For this reason it was sparingly used, being found only in the most important rooms of the best appointed houses.’
    • ‘‘Right this way,’ he led them to a pleasantly appointed room where they deposited their packs.’
    • ‘It could be an orange on a blue plate, a vaseful of flowers, a gorgeously appointed store window.’
    • ‘Sipping a glass of sherry in the lounge of his elegantly appointed Westminster apartment, the gentleman appears the epitome of a retired Foreign Office mandarin.’
    • ‘What is fantastic about this health club is the placement of the sauna, Turkish steam bath, jacuzzi and showers all around the beautifully appointed relaxation room.’
    • ‘The hotel has 531 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites.’
    • ‘The scene - indeed the whole theatre - begins as a handsomely wood-panelled room in the King's palace, expensively and comfortably appointed.’
    • ‘The European influence is obvious in the 400 luxuriously appointed rooms.’
    • ‘At the center of the panel, Rama and Sita sit intimately together in a nicely appointed shelter, gesturing to a small begging squirrel.’
    • ‘As I entered our magnificently appointed multi-storey office development this morning, I caught sight of a box behind our oddly proportioned security guard.’
    • ‘While cruise ships have every conceivable entertainment, Patricia's is limited to a beautifully appointed lounge with stereo and TV / video, and a few games and books.’
    • ‘In a beautifully appointed room near the gallery entrance, he has assembled Nepalese marionettes in the images of the Gods of Hinduism.’
    furnished, decorated, outfitted, fitted out, rigged out, provided, supplied
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Pronunciation

appointed

/əˈpoin(t)əd//əˈpɔɪn(t)əd/