anoint


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Anoint \A*noint"\, p. p.
   Anointed. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Anoint \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 unctuous substance;
      also, to spread over, as oil.
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            And fragrant oils the stiffened limbs anoint.
                                                  --Dryden.
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            He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay.
                                                  --John ix. 6.
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   2. To apply oil to or to pour oil upon, etc., as a sacred
      rite, especially for consecration.
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            Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it
            upon his [Aaron's] head and anoint him. --Exod.
                                                  xxix. 7.
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            Anoint Hazael to be king over Syria.  --1 Kings xix.
                                                  15.
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   The Lord's Anointed, Christ or the Messiah; also, a Jewish
      or other king by "divine right." --1 Sam. xxvi. 9.
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