1. To remain firm under; to sustain; to undergo; to support without breaking or yielding; as, metals endure
a certain degree of heat without melting; to endure wind and weather.
Both were of shining steel, and wrought so pure,Dryden.
As might the strokes of two such arms endure.
2. To bear with patience; to suffer without opposition or without sinking under the pressure or affliction; to
bear up under; to put up with; to tolerate.
I will no longer endure it.Shak.
Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sake.2 Tim. ii. 10.
How can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people?Esther viii. 6.
3. To harden; to toughen; to make hardy. [Obs.]
Manly limbs endured with little ease.Spenser.
Syn. To last; remain; continue; abide; brook; submit to; suffer.
(En*dure"ment) n. [Cf. OF. endurement.] Endurance. [Obs.] South.
(En*dur"er) n. One who, or that which, endures or lasts; one who bears, suffers, or sustains.
(En*dur"ing), a. Lasting; durable; long-suffering; as, an enduring disposition. "A better and
enduring substance." Heb. x. 34. En*dur"ing*ly, adv. T. Arnold. En*dur"ing*ness, n.
(End"ways` End"wise) adv.
1. On end; erectly; in an upright position.
2. With the end forward.
(||En"dy*ma) n. [NL., fr. Gr. a garment.] (Anat.) See Ependyma.
(||En"dy*sis) n.; pl. Endyses [NL., fr. Gr. a putting on, fr. to put on.] (Biol.) The act of developing
a new coat of hair, a new set of feathers, scales, etc.; opposed to ecdysis.
(En"e*cate) v. t. [L. enecatus, p. p. of enecare; e out, utterly + necare to kill.] To kill off; to
destroy. [Obs.] Harvey.
(E*ne"id) n. Same as Æneid.
(En"e*ma) n.; pl. L. Enemata [L. enema, Gr. fr. to send in; in + to send.] (Med.) An injection,
or clyster, thrown into the rectum as a medicine, or to impart nourishment. Hoblyn.
(En"e*my) n.; pl. Enemies [OF. enemi, F. ennemi, from L. inimicus; in- (negative) + amicus
friend. See Amicable.] One hostile to another; one who hates, and desires or attempts the injury of,
another; a foe; an adversary; as, an enemy of or to a person; an enemy to truth, or to falsehood.
To all good he enemy was still.Spenser.
I say unto you, Love your enemies.Matt. v. 44.