(En"tad) adv. [Ent- + L. ad towards.] (Anat.) Toward the inside or central part; away from the
surface; opposed to ectad. B. G. Wilder.
(En*tail") n. [OE. entaile carving, OF. entaille, F., an incision, fr. entailler to cut away; pref. en-
(L. in) + tailler to cut; LL. feudum talliatum a fee entailed, i. e., curtailed or limited. See Tail limitation,
1. That which is entailed. Hence: (Law) (a) An estate in fee entailed, or limited in descent to a particular
class of issue. (b) The rule by which the descent is fixed.
A power of breaking the ancient entails, and of alienating their estates.Hume.
2. Delicately carved ornamental work; intaglio. [Obs.] "A work of rich entail." Spenser.
(En*tail"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Entailed; p. pr. & vb. n. Entailing.] [OE. entailen to carve, OF.
entailler. See Entail, n.]
1. To settle or fix inalienably on a person or thing, or on a person and his descendants or a certain line
of descendants; said especially of an estate; to bestow as an heritage.
Allowing them to entail their estates.Hume.
I here entailShak.
The crown to thee and to thine heirs forever.
2. To appoint hereditary possessor. [Obs.]
To entail him and his heirs unto the crown.Shak.
3. To cut or carve in an ornamental way. [Obs.]
Entailed with curious antics.Spenser.
1. The act of entailing or of giving, as an estate, and directing the mode of descent.
2. The condition of being entailed.
3. A thing entailed.
Brutality as an hereditary entailment becomes an ever weakening force.R. L. Dugdale.
(En"tal) a. [See Ent-.] (Anat.) Pertaining to, or situated near, central or deep parts; inner; opposed
to ectal. B. G. Wilder.
(En*tame") v. t. To tame. [Obs.] Shak.
(En*tan"gle) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Entangled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Entangling ]
1. To twist or interweave in such a manner as not to be easily separated; to make tangled, confused,
and intricate; as, to entangle yarn or the hair.
2. To involve in such complications as to render extrication a bewildering difficulty; hence, metaphorically,
to insnare; to perplex; to bewilder; to puzzle; as, to entangle the feet in a net, or in briers. "Entangling