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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anointing 
  n  :  the  act  of  applying  oil  or  an  oily  liquid  [syn:  {anointment}] 




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