Verb anoint Definition and Examples


Verb:

anoint

Definition as verb:

Verb

anoint (third-person singular simple present anoints, present participle anointing, simple past and past participle anointed)

  1. (transitive) To smear or rub over with oil or an unctuous substance; also, to spread over, as oil.
  2. (transitive) To apply oil to or to pour oil upon, etc., as a sacred rite, especially for consecration.
  3. (transitive, figuratively) To choose or nominate somebody for a leading or otherwise important position, especially formally or officially, or as an intended successor.
  4. (transitive, historical) To mark somebody as an official ruler, especially a king or queen, as a part of a religious ceremony.

More definition:


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 anointed the new high priest.

4.to dedicate to the service of God.

1. to smear or rub over with oil or an oily liquid

2. to apply oil to as a sign of consecration or sanctification in a sacred rite Derived Formsanointer, nounanointment, noun Word OriginC14, from Old French enoint, from enoindre, from Latin inunguere, from in-² + unguere to smear with oilCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
c.1300 (implied in anointing), from Old French enoint "smeared on," past participle of enoindre "smear on," from Latin inunguere "to anoint," from in- "on" + unguere "to smear" (see unguent). Originally in reference to grease or oil smeared on for medicinal purposes; its use in the Coverdale Bible in reference to Christ (cf. The Lord's Anointed, see chrism) has spiritualized the word. Related, Anointed; anointing.

Examples:

Brutus stopped to anoint a bush and then took out ahead of her.

In the Roman Church the bishop blesses the oil of the sick used in extreme unctions on Holy Thursday at the Chrismal Mass,' using the following prayer of the sacramentaries of Gelasius and Hadrian: "Send forth, we pray Thee, 0 Lord, Thy holy spirit, the Paraclete from Heaven, into this fatness of oil, which Thou hast deigned to produce from the green wood for refreshment of mind and body; and through Thy holy benediction may it be for all that anoint, taste, touch, a protection of mind and body, of soul and spirit, unto the easing away of all pain, all weakness, all sickness of mind and body; wherefore Thou hast anointed priest, kings and prophets and martyrs with thy chrism, perfected by Thee, 0 Lord, blessed and abiding in our bowels in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."

They pray over their sick and, when so requested, anoint them with oil.

17), to anoint the young David, and, as head of a small community of prophets, to protect him from the hostility of Saul (xvi.

The rite of extreme unction was introduced in the crusading epoch, although it was already usual to anoint the bodies of dead priests.

A threefold commission was laid upon him: he was to return to Damascus and anoint Hazael king of Syria; he was to anoint Jehu, the son of Nimshi, 5 The definition of time by the stated oblation (xviii.

Sunset brought on the Jewish sabbath, but the next evening the women brought spices to anoint the body, and at sunrise on the third day they arrived at the tomb, and saw that the stone was rolled away.

So the Arabs of East Africa anoint themselves with lion's fat in order to gain courage and inspire the animals with awe of themselves.



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