Enigmatic to Ennoblement
(E`nig*mat"ic E`nig*mat"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. énigmatique.] Relating to or resembling an enigma; not
easily explained or accounted for; darkly expressed; obscure; puzzling; as, an enigmatical answer.
(E`nig*mat"ic*al*ly), adv. Darkly; obscurely.
(E*nig"ma*tist) n. One who makes, or talks in, enigmas. Addison.
(E*nig"ma*tize) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Enigmatized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Enigmatizing ] To make,
or talk in, enigmas; to deal in riddles.
(E*nig`ma*tog"ra*phy E*nig`ma*tol"o*gy) n. [Gr. an enigma + - graphy, -logy.] The
art of making or of solving enigmas.
(En*isled") p. a. Placed alone or apart, as if on an island; severed, as an island. [R.] "In the
sea of life enisled." M. Arnold.
(En*jail") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enjailed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Enjailing.] [Pref. en- + jail. Cf. Engaol.]
To put into jail; to imprison. [R.] Donne.
(En*join") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enjoined ; p. pr. & vb. n. Enjoining.] [F. enjoindre, L. injungere
to join into, charge, enjoin; in + jungere to join. See Join, and cf. Injunction.]
1. To lay upon, as an order or command; to give an injunction to; to direct with authority; to order; to charge.
High matter thou enjoin'st me.Milton.
I am enjoined by oath to observe three things.Shak.
2. (Law) To prohibit or restrain by a judicial order or decree; to put an injunction on.
This is a suit to enjoin the defendants from disturbing the plaintiffs.Kent.
Enjoin has the force of pressing admonition with authority; as, a parent enjoins on his children the duty
of obedience. But it has also the sense of command; as, the duties enjoined by God in the moral law.
"This word is more authoritative than direct, and less imperious than command." Johnson.
(En*join"), v. t. To join or unite. [Obs.] Hooker.
(En*join"er) n. One who enjoins.
(En*join"ment) n. Direction; command; authoritative admonition. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
(En*joy") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enjoyed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Enjoying.] [OF. enjoier to receive with
joy; pref. en- (L. in) + OF. & F. joie joy: cf. OF. enjoir to enjoy. See Joy.]
1. To take pleasure or satisfaction in the possession or experience of; to feel or perceive with pleasure; to
be delighted with; as, to enjoy the dainties of a feast; to enjoy conversation.
2. To have, possess, and use with satisfaction; to occupy or have the benefit of, as a good or profitable
thing, or as something desirable; as, to enjoy a free constitution and religious liberty.
That the children of Israel may enjoy every man the inheritance of his fathers.Num. xxxvi. 8.
To enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.Heb. xi. 25.
3. To have sexual intercourse with. Milton.