endowment, gift, talent, natural endowmentnoun
natural abilities or qualities
endowment, endowment fundnoun
the capital that provides income for an institution
the act of endowing with a permanent source of income
"his generous endowment of the laboratory came just in the nick of time"
Something with which a person or thing is endowed.
Every man is endowed with free will, that is our greatest endowment.
The invested funds of a not-for-profit institution.
Rich alumni have given Harvard an endowment worth billions, the interest on which supports the college handsomely.
She was very impressed by his endowment.
the act of bestowing a dower, fund, or permanent provision for support
that which is bestowed or settled on a person or an institution; property, fund, or revenue permanently appropriated to any object; as, the endowment of a church, a hospital, or a college
that which is given or bestowed upon the person or mind; gift of nature; accomplishment; natural capacity; talents; -- usually in the plural
In Mormonism, the endowment is an ordinance designed to prepare participants to become kings, queens, priests, and priestesses in the afterlife. As part of the ceremony, participants take part in a scripted reenactment of the Biblical creation and fall of Adam and Eve. The ceremony includes a washing and anointing, and receipt of a "new name" which they are not to reveal to others except at a certain part in the ceremony, and the receipt of the temple garments, which Mormons then are expected to wear under their clothing day and night throughout their life. Participants are taught highly symbolic gestures and passwords considered necessary to pass by angels guarding the way to heaven, and are instructed not to reveal them to others. As practiced today in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the endowment also consists of a series of covenants which participants make, such as a covenant of consecration to the LDS Church. All Latter-day Saints who choose to serve as missionaries for the LDS Church or who choose to contract a celestial marriage in an LDS Church temple must first complete the endowment ceremony. The endowment was instituted by founder Joseph Smith, Jr. in the 1840s with further contributions by Brigham Young and his successors. The ceremony is performed in Latter Day Saints' temples, special places dedicated specifically for the endowment and certain other rituals sacred to Mormons, and is closed to all but worthy Mormons. There was a brief period during the construction of the Salt Lake Temple where a small building referred to as the Endowment House was used to perform the ritual. The endowment is currently practiced by the LDS Church, several denominations of Mormon fundamentalism, and a few other Mormon denominations. The LDS Church has simplified its ceremony from the way it existed in the 19th century, and has removed some of the more controversial elements.
The numerical value of endowment in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of endowment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Why? They’re going to tax their endowment income.
The stock market has been beneficial for our endowment, because we were well-invested, we weren't badly hurt by the financial crisis of 2008.
They have shown endowment success that would compare well with many of the nation's private colleges.
This has encouraged new limited partners from China and Israeli institutional investors to join the more traditional investors in Israeli VCs, such as university endowment and U.S. public pension funds.
Nothing is so frequent as to mistake an ordinary human gift for a special and extraordinary endowment.
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