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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anoint  \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. 
 
  And  fragrant  oils  the  stiffened  limbs  anoint. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  He  anointed  the  eyes  of  the  blind  man  with  the  clay. 
  --John  ix  6. 
 
  2.  To  apply  oil  to  or  to  pour  oil  upon  etc.,  as  a  sacred 
  rite,  especially  for  consecration. 
 
  Then  shalt  thou  take  the  anointing  oil,  and  pour  it 
  upon  his  [Aaron's]  head  and  anoint  him  --Exod. 
  xxix.  7. 
 
  Anoint  Hazael  to  be  king  over  Syria.  --1  Kings  xix. 
  15. 
 
  {The  Lord's  Anointed},  Christ  or  the  Messiah;  also  a  Jewish 
  or  other  king  by  ``divine  right.''  --1  Sam.  xxvi.  9. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anoint  \A*noint"\,  p.  p. 
  Anointed.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anoint 
  v  :  administer  a  sacred  oil  or  ointment  to  in  a  religious 
  ceremony  of  blessing  [syn:  {oil},  {anele},  {ambrocate}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Anoint 
  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  vessels  (Ex. 
  30:26).  The  high  priest  and  the  king  are  thus  called  "the 
  anointed"  (Lev.  4:3,  5,  16;  6:20;  Ps  132:10).  Anointing  a  king 
  was  equivalent  to  crowning  him  (1  Sam.  16:13;  2  Sam.  2:4,  etc.). 
  Prophets  were  also  anointed  (1  Kings  19:16;  1  Chr.  16:22;  Ps 
  105:15).  The  expression,  "anoint  the  shield"  (Isa.  21:5),  refers 
  to  the  custom  of  rubbing  oil  on  the  leather  of  the  shield  so  as 
  to  make  it  supple  and  fit  for  use  in  war. 
 
  (2.)  Anointing  was  also  an  act  of  hospitality  (Luke  7:38,  46). 
  It  was  the  custom  of  the  Jews  in  like  manner  to  anoint 
  themselves  with  oil,  as  a  means  of  refreshing  or  invigorating 
  their  bodies  (Deut.  28:40;  Ruth  3:3;  2  Sam.  14:2;  Ps  104:15, 
  etc.).  This  custom  is  continued  among  the  Arabians  to  the 
  present  day 
 
  (3.)  Oil  was  used  also  for  medicinal  purposes.  It  was  applied 
  to  the  sick,  and  also  to  wounds  (Ps.  109:18;  Isa.  1:6;  Mark 
  6:13;  James  5:14). 
 
  (4.)  The  bodies  of  the  dead  were  sometimes  anointed  (Mark 
  14:8;  Luke  23:56). 
 
  (5.)  The  promised  Deliverer  is  twice  called  the  Anointed"  or 
  Messiah  (Ps.  2:2;  Dan.  9:25,  26),  because  he  was  anointed  with 
  the  Holy  Ghost  (Isa.  61:1),  figuratively  styled  the  "oil  of 
  gladness"  (Ps.  45:7;  Heb.  1:9).  Jesus  of  Nazareth  is  this 
  anointed  One  (John  1:41;  Acts  9:22;  17:2,  3;  18:5,  28),  the 
  Messiah  of  the  Old  Testament. 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ANOINT,  v.t.  To  grease  a  king  or  other  great  functionary  already 
  sufficiently  slippery. 
 
  As  sovereigns  are  anointed  by  the  priesthood, 
  So  pigs  to  lead  the  populace  are  greased  good. 
  Judibras 
 
 




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