[en-hans, -hahns] /ɛnˈhæns, -ˈhɑns/
verb (used with object), enhanced, enhancing.
to raise to a higher degree; intensify; magnify:
The candelight enhanced her beauty.
to raise the value or price of:
Rarity enhances the worth of old coins.
(transitive) to intensify or increase in quality, value, power, etc; improve; augment
late 13c., anhaunsen “to raise, make higher,” from Anglo-French enhauncer, probably from Old French enhaucier “make greater, make higher or louder; fatten, foster; raise in esteem,” from Vulgar Latin *inaltiare, from Late Latin inaltare “raise, exalt,” from altare “make high,” from altus “high” (see old).
Meaning “raise in station, wealth, or fame” attested in English from c.1300. The -h- in Old French supposedly from influence of Frankish *hoh “high.” Related: Enhanced; enhancing.
- Enhanced capabilities port
hardware (ECP) The most common parallel printer interface on current (1997) IBM PC compatibles. Enhanced Capabilities Port is defined in standard IEEE 1284. It is bi-directional and faster than earlier parallel ports. Not to be confused with Extended Capabilities Port. (1997-12-01)
- Enhanced directory service
operating system (EDS) A common, distributed, integrated, directory service with centralized and/or replicated administration. [Reference?] (2003-06-18)
- Enhanced graphics adapter
graphics, hardware (EGA) An IBM PC display standard with a resolution of 640 x 350 pixels of 16 colours. (1995-06-28)
- Enhanced ide
Advanced Technology Attachment Interface with Extensions