anoint

  • 1Anoint — A*noint ([.a]*noint ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Anointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Anointing}.] [OF. enoint, p. p. of enoindre, fr. L. inungere; in + ungere, unguere, to smear, anoint. See {Ointment}, {Unguent}.] 1. To smear or rub over with oil or an… …

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  • 2anoint — anoint; anoint·ment; dis·anoint; …

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  • 3anoint — (v.) c.1300 (implied in anointing), from O.Fr. enoint smeared on, pp. of enoindre smear on, from L. inunguere to anoint, from in on + unguere to smear (see UNGUENT (Cf. unguent)). Originally in reference to grease or oil smeared on for medicinal… …

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  • 4Anoint — A*noint , p. p. Anointed. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5anoint — index drug Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6anoint — *oil, cream, grease, lubricate …

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  • 7anoint — [v] bless, usually with oil or water bless, consecrate, daub, embrocate, grease, hallow, rub, sanctify, smear; concept 367 …

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  • 8anoint — ► VERB 1) smear or rub with oil, especially as part of a religious ceremony. 2) ceremonially confer office on (a priest or monarch) by anointing them. ORIGIN Old French enoindre, from Latin inungere …

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  • 9anoint — [ə noint′] vt. [ME anointen < OFr enoindre < L inunguere < in , on + unguere, to smear: see UNGUENT] 1. to rub oil or ointment on 2. to put oil on in a ceremony of consecration anointer n. anointment n …

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  • 10Anoint —    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… …

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  • 11anoint — UK [əˈnɔɪnt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms anoint : present tense I/you/we/they anoint he/she/it anoints present participle anointing past tense anointed past participle anointed 1) to put oil on a part of someone s body in a religious… …

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  • 12anoint — verb Anoint is used with these nouns as the object: ↑king …

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  • 13anoint — a|noint [əˈnɔınt] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: , past participle of enoindre, from Latin inunguere, from unguere; UNGUENT] to put oil or water on someone s head or body, usually as part of a religious ceremony ▪ the anointed king …

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  • 14anoint — [[t]ənɔ͟ɪnt[/t]] anoints, anointing, anointed 1) VERB To anoint someone means to put oil or water on a part of their body, usually for religious reasons. [V n] He anointed my forehead... [V n as n] The Pope has anointed him as Archbishop. [V ed] …

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  • 15anoint — verb smear or rub with oil, especially as part of a religious ceremony. ↘ceremonially confer office on (a priest or monarch) by anointing. ↘[often as adjective anointed] nominate as successor. Phrases Anointing of the Sick (in the Roman Catholic… …

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  • 16anoint — a•noint [[t]əˈnɔɪnt[/t]] v. t. 1) to apply an ointment or oily liquid to by rubbing or sprinkling 2) to smear with any liquid 3) to consecrate or make sacred in a ceremony that includes the token applying of oil 4) to choose formally: anointed a… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17anoint — v.tr. 1 apply oil or ointment to, esp. as a religious ceremony (e.g. at baptism, or the consecration of a priest or king, or in ministering to the sick). 2 (usu. foll. by with) smear, rub. Derivatives: anointer n. Etymology: ME f. AF anoint… …

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  • 18anoint — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French enoint, past participle of enoindre, from Latin inunguere, from in + unguere to smear more at ointment Date: 14th century 1. to smear or rub with oil or an oily substance 2. a. to apply …

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  • 19anoint — anointer, n. anointment, n. /euh noynt /, v.t. 1. to rub or sprinkle on; apply an unguent, ointment, or oily liquid to. 2. to smear with any liquid. 3. to consecrate or make sacred in a ceremony that includes the token applying of oil: He… …

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  • 20anoint — verb /ʌˈnɔɪnt/ a) To smear or rub over with oil or an unctuous substance; also, to spread over, as oil. b) To apply oil to or to pour oil upon, etc., as a sacred rite, especially for consecration. See Also: inunction, ointment, unguent, The… …

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