(En`do*the"loid) a. [Endothelium + -oid.] (Anat.) Like endothelium.

(En`do*tho"rax) n. [Endo- + thorax.] (Zoöl.) An internal process of the sternal plates in the thorax of insects.

(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 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.
Bp. Stillingfleet.

2. 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.

(En*dow"er) v. t. [Cf. OF. endouairer. See Dower, Endow.] To endow. [Obs.] Waterhouse.

(En*dow"er), n. One who endows.

(En*dow"ment) n.

1. The act of bestowing a dower, fund, or permanent provision for support.

2. 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.

3. That which is given or bestowed upon the person or mind; gift of nature; accomplishment; natural capacity; talents; — usually in the plural.

His early endowments had fitted him for the work he was to do.
I. Taylor.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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