endow

  • 1 Endow — En*dow , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Endowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Endowing}.] [OF. endouer; pref. en (L. in) + F. douer to endow, L. dotare. See {Dower}, and cf. 2d {Endue}.] 1. To furnish with money or its equivalent, as a permanent fund for support; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 endow — en·dow /in dau̇/ vt [Anglo French endower, from Old French en , prefix stressing completion + douer to endow, from Latin dotare, from dot dos gift, dowry]: to furnish with income; esp: to make a grant of money providing for the continuing support …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 endow — en‧dow [ɪnˈdaʊ] verb [transitive] to give a sum of money to a college, hospital etc in order to give it an income: • He planned the museum and helped raise the $55 million to build and endow it. endowment noun [countable, uncountable] : • King s… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 endow — [en dou′, indou′] vt. [ME endouen < Anglo Fr endouer < OFr en , in + dotare, to endow < dos: see DOT2] 1. to provide with some talent, quality, etc. [endowed with courage] 2. to think of as having some quality or characteristic [to endow …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 endow — late 14c., indowen provide an income for, from Anglo Fr. endover, from en in + O.Fr. douer endow, from L. dotare bestow (see DOWRY (Cf. dowry)). Related: Endowing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 endow — ► VERB 1) give or bequeath an income or property to. 2) (usu. be endowed with) provide with a quality, ability, or asset. 3) establish (a university post, annual prize, etc.) by donating funds. DERIVATIVES endower noun. ORIGIN Old French endouer …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 endow — *dower, endue Analogous words: bestow, confer (see GIVE): *grant, award, accord: empower, *enable: *furnish, equip Contrasted words: denude, *strip, divest, bare: despoil, spoliate, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 endow — [v] give large gift accord, award, back, bequeath, bestow, come through with, confer, contribute, donate, empower, enable, endue, enhance, enrich, establish, favor, finance, found, fund, furnish, grant, heighten, invest, lay on*, leave, make… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 endow — v. 1) to endow richly 2) (d; tr.) to endow with * * * [ɪn daʊ] (d; tr.) to endow with to endow richly …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 endow — verb a) To furnish with money or its equivalent, as a permanent fund for support; to make pecuniary provision for; to settle an income upon; especially, to furnish with dower; as, to endow a wife; to endow a public institution. She was endowed… …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 endow — UK [ɪnˈdaʊ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms endow : present tense I/you/we/they endow he/she/it endows present participle endowing past tense endowed past participle endowed to give money to a school, hospital, or other institution Phrasal… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 endow — /ɛnˈdaʊ / (say en dow), /ən / (say uhn ) verb (t) 1. to provide with a permanent fund or source of income: to endow a college. 2. to furnish as with some gift, faculty, or quality; equip: *more liberally endowed with muscle than brains –joseph… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 endow — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French endower, from en + dower, douer to endow, from Latin dotare, from dot , dos gift, dowry more at date Date: 14th century 1. to furnish with an income; especially to make a grant of money …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 endow — verb Endow is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑nature Endow is used with these nouns as the object: ↑chair …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 endow — en|dow [ınˈdau] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Anglo French; Origin: endouer, from Latin dotare to give ] to give a college, hospital etc a large sum of money that provides it with an income endow with [endow sb/sth with sth] phr v 1.) to make someone …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 endow — [[t]ɪnda͟ʊ[/t]] endows, endowing, endowed 1) VERB: usu passive You say that someone is endowed with a particular desirable ability, characteristic, or possession when they have it by chance or by birth. [be V ed with n] You are endowed with… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 endow — endower, n. /en dow /, v.t. 1. to provide with a permanent fund or source of income: to endow a college. 2. to furnish, as with some talent, faculty, or quality; equip: Nature has endowed her with great ability. 3. Obs. to provide with a dower. v …

    Universalium

  • 18 endow — Synonyms and related words: accommodate, accord, afford, arm, authorize, award, back, bequeath, bestow, bless with, clothe, clothe with power, confer, contribute, deputize, donate, dower, empower, enable, endow with, endue, enhance, enrich, favor …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 endow — en|dow [ ın dau ] verb transitive to give a large amount of money to a school, hospital, or other institution en dow with phrasal verb transitive FORMAL to give a particular quality to something, or to say that something has a particular quality …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 endow — verb (T) to give a college, hospital etc a large sum of money that will provide it with an income endow sb with sth phrasal verb (T) 1 be endowed with to naturally have a good feature or quality: She was endowed with both looks and brains. 2… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English