• WordNet 3.6
    • v endow furnish with an endowment "When she got married, she got dowered"
    • v endow give qualities or abilities to
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Endow 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.
    • Endow 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. "Endowing hospitals and almshouses."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • endow To bestow or settle a dower on; provide with dower.
    • endow To settle money or other property on; furnish with a permanent fund or source of income: as, to endow a college or a church.
    • endow To furnish, as with some gift, quality, or faculty, mental or physical; equip: as, man is endowed by his Maker with reason; to be endowed with beauty, strength, or power.
    • endow Synonyms Endue, Endow. See endue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Endow en-dow′ to give a dowry or marriage-portion to: to settle a permanent provision on: to enrich with any gift or faculty: to present
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  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    “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.”
  • St. Thomas Aquinas
    “By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.”
  • Ovid
    “Why should I go into details, we have nothing that is not perishable except what our hearts and our intellects endows us with.”
  • Ezra Pound
    “The Image is more than an idea. It is a vortex or cluster of fused ideas and is endowed with energy.”
  • Alexander Pope
    “Die and endow a college or a cat.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. endouer,; pref. en-,L. in,) + F. douer, to endow, L. dotare,. See Dower, and cf. 2d Endue
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. en (=L. in), douer, to endow—L. dotāredos, dotis, a dowry.


In literature:

She was a woman of great intellectual endowment, with highly cultivated literary tastes.
"Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland" by Joseph Tatlow
Thus they receive another endowment of life.
"The Vitalized School" by Francis B. Pearson
If you are always courteous without difficulty, you are endowed with a nature naturally moral.
"The Golden Censer" by John McGovern
His son, Diego, came out, having been endowed with the titles of Viceroy and Admiral.
"South America" by W. H. Koebel
The endowment of a Chinese chair at Columbia University naturally suggests the acquisition of a good Chinese library.
"China and the Chinese" by Herbert Allen Giles
Other people with marked aptitude for musical expression have reproductive rather than creative endowments.
"For Every Music Lover" by Aubertine Woodward Moore
I regard true beauty as the divinest gift which woman has received; and was not Pandora, the first of mythical women, endowed with every gift?
"Modern Eloquence: Vol III, After-Dinner Speeches P-Z" by Various
Endowed academies are not, in all respects, under all circumstances, and everywhere, to be condemned.
"Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions" by George S. Boutwell
He was endowed with the power of creating all inferior beings.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
You cannot endow even the best machine with initiative; the jolliest steam-roller will not plant flowers.
"A Preface to Politics" by Walter Lippmann

In poetry:

What happened next? I'm happy
to hail our frail endowments:
men have, though hopelessly evil,
a heart that God imparted.
"The Pipit" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
With Wisdom who endows the Brain,
To thy Remembrance call;
Nor, while the Wretched you sustain,
Tincture their Cup with Gall.
"Verses Sent To A Lady, Who Took Delight In Ridiculing A Person" by Mary Barber
"Are we endowed with heavenly breath,
And God's own form, that we should win
A proud priority of sin,
And teach creation death?
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Happy the nation thus endowed,
But more divinely blest are those
On whom the all-sufficient God
Himself with all his grace bestows.
"Psalm 144 part 3" by Isaac Watts
A wife with modesty endow'd
And grace, is the best gift of God,
A gift, that none shall e'er obtain,
But they that in his fear remain.
"Advice To A Young Man, Before He Goes A Courting" by Rees Prichard
She prompts him to rejoice,
Yet scares him on the threshold with the shroud.
He deems her cherishing of her best-endowed
A wanton's choice.
"Earth And Man" by George Meredith

In news:

The gift to establish the W. Yandell "Tog" Rogers Jr Endowed Scholarship Fund is the second-largest in the history of the SMU law school.
Albert Wadle, who died Monday, helped establish the Circle of Care endowment soon after joining the board of the Santa Fe Community Foundation.
Wadle's obituary in Wednesday's edition incorrectly gave the name of another endowment.
Hospital Endowment From Ashe Unit.
Interestingly, endowments with the greatest exposure to alternative assets performed the best, with average annual yields of 6.9 percent.
Attorney General : Endowment money should not be used to pay bankruptcy costs.
Attorney General: Endowment money should not be used to pay bankruptcy costs.
The Blinn College Foundation recently received a donation from the family and friends of Auggie Babbitt to establish a $22,000 endowed scholarship.
National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Ron Carter.
News and data source for endowment, 401(k) and pension execs.
Lilly Endowment gives Indiana's Bicentennial Nature Trust $10M grant.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Lilly Endowment has given a $10 million grant to Indiana's Bicentennial Nature Trust.
Mack the bullie gets to watch the hush puppies of one well-endowed girl in a commercial for Mack Boots .
The "corpus" for the Gene and Vera Boyer Endowed Scholarship Fund was provided through the will of the late Gene Boyer .
0The Turner Job Corps' Endowment Female Professional Program has lended a helping hand to the Carlton Breast Health Center Tuesday morning.

In science:

In RMT, one fixes a set of matrices (e.g. a group U (N ) or a symmetric space such as S ym(N ), the N × N real symmetric matrices) and endows it with certain kinds of probability measures µN .
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
We will always endow our generalized polynomials with Gaussian measures (or with essentially equivalent spherical measures).
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
Let σ be a Borel probability measure on the product set ΩN = Q∞n=1 Ω endowed with the product topology.
Invariant subspaces of Voiculescu's circular operator
R) endowed with their reduced scheme structures.
Factorization of generalized theta functions at reducible case
Let the non-normal locus be W , endowed with its reduced structure.
Factorization of generalized theta functions at reducible case