What does endow mean?

Definitions for endow
ɛnˈdaʊen·dow

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. endow, indue, gift, empower, invest, endueverb

    give qualities or abilities to

  2. endow, dowerverb

    furnish with an endowment

    "When she got married, she got dowered"

Wiktionary

  1. endowverb

    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.

    Etymology: From endover, en- + douer (from dotare).

  2. endowverb

    To enrich or furnish with anything of the nature of a gift (as a quality or faculty); -- followed by with, rarely by of; as, man is endowed by his Maker with reason; to endow with privileges or benefits.

    Etymology: From endover, en- + douer (from dotare).

  3. endowverb

    To bestow freely.

    Etymology: From endover, en- + douer (from dotare).

  4. endowverb

    To be furnished with something naturally.

    She was endowed with a beautiful voice.

    Etymology: From endover, en- + douer (from dotare).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Endowverb

    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

    Etymology: [OF. endouer; pref. en- (L. in) + F. douer to endow, L. dotare. See Dower, and cf. 2d Endue.]

  2. Endowverb

    to enrich or furnish with anything of the nature of a gift (as a quality or faculty); -- followed by with, rarely by of; as, man is endowed by his Maker with reason; to endow with privileges or benefits

    Etymology: [OF. endouer; pref. en- (L. in) + F. douer to endow, L. dotare. See Dower, and cf. 2d Endue.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Endow

    en-dow′, v.t. to give a dowry or marriage-portion to: to settle a permanent provision on: to enrich with any gift or faculty: to present.—ns. Endow′er; Endow′ment, act of endowing: that which is settled on any person or institution: a quality or faculty bestowed on any one. [Fr. en (=L. in), douer, to endow—L. dotāredos, dotis, a dowry.]

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  1. Woden

  2. owned

  3. downe, Downe

  4. woned

  5. Downe

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of endow in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of endow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of endow in a Sentence

  1. Roosevelt, Eleanor:

    I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.

  2. Alexander Pope:

    But thousands die without or this or that, die, and endow a college, or a cat: To some, indeed, Heaven grants the happier fate, Tenrich a bastard, or a son they hate.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Are you or have you been taking your life for granted. If yes then, you've got to think twice. For, you ought to appreciate your life the way it is presently, not the way you wished it should have been. Oh! yes, you should not take your life for granted. Lest you forget. The scripture says in (Hebrews 13:5). It says, be contented with whatever you have now no matter how small it seems to you. Note: appreciating God always for the little induces him to endow you with more and never less. -Emeasoba George

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