(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
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.
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.