ap·point·ment / əˈpointmənt/ • n. 1. an arrangement to meet someone at a particular time and place: she made an appointment with my receptionist.2. an act of appointing; assigning a job or position to someone: his appointment as president. ∎ a job or position: she took up an appointment as head of communications. ∎ a person appointed to a job or position.3. (appointments) furniture or fittings.PHRASES: by appointment having previously made an arrangement to do something: visits are by appointment only.