Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
apointierto prepare, arrange, lean, place, F.
appointerto give a salary, refer a cause, fr. LL.
appunctareto bring back to the point, restore, to fix the point in a controversy, or the points in an agreement; L.
punctuma point. See
To fix with power or firmness; to establish; to mark out.
appointedthe foundations of the earth.
Prov. viii. 29.
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
2 Sam. xv. 15.
appointeda day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness.
Acts xvii. 31.
Say that the emperor request a parley . . . and
To assign, designate, or set apart by authority.
Aaron and his shall go in, and
appointthem every one to his service.
Num. iv. 19.
These were cities
appointedfor all the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them.
Josh. xx. 9.
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.
To point at by way, or for the purpose, of censure or commendation; to arraign.
Appointnot heavenly disposition.
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 ordain; to determine; to arrange.
For the Lord had
appointedto defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel.
2 Sam. xvii. 14.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To fix; to settle; to establish; to make fast.
When he appointed the foundations of the earth. Prov. 8.
2.To constitute, ordain, or fix by decree, order or decision.
Let Pharoah appoint officers over the land. Gen. 41.
He hath appointed a day in which he will judge the world. Act. 17.
3.To allot, assign or designate.
Aaron and his sons shall appoint every one to his service. Num 4.
These cities were appointed for all the children of Israel. Josh. 20.
4.To purpose or resolve; to fix the intention.
For so he had appointed. Acts 20.
5.To ordain, command or order.
Thy servants are ready to do whatever my Lord the King shall appoint. 2Sam. 15.
6.To settle; to fix, name or determine by agreement; as, they appointed a time and place for the meeting.