Translation of "appointment" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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appointmentnoun

uk /əˈpɔɪnt.mənt/ us /əˈpɔɪnt.mənt/

appointment noun (ARRANGEMENT)

A2 [ C ] a formal arrangement to meet or visit someone at a particular time and place

約會;預約;約定
I'd like to make an appointment with Dr Evans, please. 勞駕,我要預約埃文斯醫生的門診。
She had to cancel her dental appointment. 她不得不取消去看牙醫的預約。
[ + to infinitive ] I've got an appointment to see Ms Edwards at two o'clock. 我兩點鐘和愛德華茲女士有個約會。
I've got a two o'clock appointment with Ms Edwards.
If he didn't have a secretary to remind him, he wouldn't keep (= remember to be present at) any of his appointments. 如果沒有秘書提醒,他會把所有的約會通通忘掉。
That's the second appointment he's missed. 這是他第二次失約。
by appointment

at a previously arranged time

按約定;按事先預定的時間
House for sale, two bedrooms. Viewing by appointment only. 兩房房子出售,看房請務必預約。

More examples

  • I have a four o'clock appointment at the hairdresser's.
  • I'm a patient of Dr Stephens, please could I make an appointment to see her?
  • Would a ten o'clock appointment be more convenient for you?
  • The manager has no free appointments this week, I'm afraid.
  • Please cancel my appointments for tomorrow afternoon - I have to go to a funeral.

appointment noun (JOB)

C2 [ C or U ] the act of officially choosing someone for a job, or the job itself

任命,委派
his appointment as senior lecturer 聘任他為高級講師
We would like to announce the appointment of Julia Lewis as head of sales. 我們很高興地宣佈朱麗亞‧路易士被任命為銷售部主任。
Our department expects to make five new appointments (= appoint five new people) this year alone. 我們部門預計今年一年就會聘任五位新職員。
by appointment

in the UK, used by businesses to show that their goods and services are sold to a member of the royal family

經女王御准(英國商家用來表示其商品或服務可提供給皇室,因而品質很好)
Carter's Ltd, confectioners by appointment to the Queen 卡特有限公司,女王禦准糖果商

More examples

  • He was eventually prevailed upon to accept the appointment.
  • The appointment of a female director is a quantum leap for women's equality.
  • The new appointment has been widely welcomed.

(Translation of “appointment” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)