[en-dou-muh nt] /ɛnˈdaʊ mənt/
the act of .
the property, funds, etc., with which an institution or person is .
Usually, endowments. an attribute of mind or body; a gift of nature.
the act or process of endowing
(usually pl) natural talents or qualities
mid-15c., “action of endowing,” from endow + -ment. Meaning “property with which an institution or person is endowed” is from 1590s; that of “gift, power, advantage” is early 17c.
/ˌɛndəʊˈzəʊɪk/ adjective (botany) 1. (of a plant) living within an animal 2. denoting seed dispersal in which the seeds are swallowed by an animal and subsequently pass out in the faeces
[end-pey-per] /ˈɛndˌpeɪ pər/ noun, Bookbinding. 1. a sheet of paper, often distinctively colored or ornamented, folded vertically once to form two leaves, one of which is pasted flat to the inside of the front or back cover of a book, with the other pasted to the inside edge of the first or last page to […]
[end-pley] /ˈɛndˌpleɪ/ Bridge. noun 1. any , usually near the of a contract, that puts one of the opposing players in the lead and forces the opponents to lose one or more tricks that they would have won if their side had not been leading. verb (used with object) 2. to put into the lead […]
[end-point] /ˈɛndˌpɔɪnt/ noun, Mathematics. 1. the on each side of an interval marking its extremity on that side. n. also end-point, 1899, originally in chemistry, from end + point (n.). General use from 1920s.