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Definitions of anoint

  1. To apply oil to or to pour oil upon, etc., as a sacred rite, especially for consecration. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To pour or spread oil upon; consecrate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To smear with ointment or oil: to consecrate with oil. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To rub with oil. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To put oil upon, as for consecration; consecrate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To rub or smear with oil; to consecrate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for anoint

  1. Now Jehovah had told Samuel the day before Saul came, About this time to- morrow I will send you a man out of the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be a prince over my people Israel. – The Children's Bible by Henry A. Sherman Charles Foster Kent
  2. Item, the young lord must sleep for three days, and when he woke, his strength would have returned to him; to procure this sleep, he must anoint his temples with goat's milk, which they must instantly bring him, and during his sleep the Lady Duchess must, every two hours, lay fresh ox- flesh upon his stomach. – Sidonia The Sorceress V1 by William Mienhold
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