endowment


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en·dow·ment

 (ĕn-dou′mənt)
n.
1. The act of endowing.
2. Funds or property donated to an institution, individual, or group as a source of income.
3. A natural gift, ability, or quality.

endowment

(ɪnˈdaʊmənt)
n
1. (Banking & Finance)
a. the source of income with which an institution, etc, is endowed
b. the income itself
2. the act or process of endowing

en•dow•ment

(ɛnˈdaʊ mənt)

n.
1. the act of endowing.
2. the property, funds, etc., with which an institution or person is endowed.
3. Often, endowments. an attribute of mind or body; natural ability.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.endowment - natural abilities or qualitiesendowment - natural abilities or qualities  
natural ability - ability that is inherited
hang, knack, bent - a special way of doing something; "he had a bent for it"; "he had a special knack for getting into trouble"; "he couldn't get the hang of it"
flair, genius - a natural talent; "he has a flair for mathematics"; "he has a genius for interior decorating"
raw talent - powerfully impressive talent
2.endowment - the capital that provides income for an institution
patrimony - a church endowment
chantry - an endowment for the singing of Masses
capital - wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value
3.endowment - the act of endowing with a permanent source of income; "his generous endowment of the laboratory came just in the nick of time"
giving, gift - the act of giving

endowment

noun
1. provision, fund, funding, award, income, grant, gift, contribution, revenue, subsidy, presentation, donation, legacy, hand-out, boon, bequest, stipend, bestowal, benefaction, largesse or largess The company gave the Oxford Union a generous £1m endowment.
2. (often plural) talent, power, feature, quality, ability, gift, capacity, characteristic, attribute, qualification, genius, faculty, capability, flair, aptitude individuals with higher-than-average intellectual endowments
Translations
مَوْهِبَه، مَنْح، دَخْل مَوْقوف
evnegave
lahjalahjoitus
alapítvány
hæfileikar, gáfur
deeldotatiegift
dotácia
Allah vergisimeziyet

endowment

[ɪnˈdaʊmənt]
A. N
1. (= act) → dotación f; (= creation) → fundación f, creación f; (= amount) → donación f
2. (fig) → dote f
B. CPD endowment assurance Nseguro m mixto, seguro m de vida-ahorro
endowment insurance N = endowment assurance endowment mortgage N (Brit) → hipoteca f avalada por una dote
endowment policy N (Brit) → póliza f dotal

endowment

[ɪnˈdaʊmənt] n
(= money) → dotation f
[talent, quality] to have an endowment of sth → être doté(e) de qchendowment fund nfonds m de dotationendowment mortgage n hypothèque liée à une assurance-vieendowment policy nassurance f à capital différéend product n
(= final result) → résultat m
[industrial process] → produit m finiend result nrésultat m finalend table n (US) (= coffee table) → table f basse

endowment

n
Stiftung f; endowmentsStiftungsgelder pl
(= natural talent etc)Begabung f; his/her physical endowments (hum)womit ihn/sie die Natur ausgestattet hat

endowment

:
endowment assurance
nVersicherung fauf den Erlebensfall, Erlebensversicherung f
endowment mortgage
endowment policy
nLebensversicherungspolice f

endowment

[ɪnˈdaʊmənt] n
a. (gift of money) → donazione f
b. (see vt b) → istituzione f, fondazione f, donazione
c. (frm) (talent) → talento

endow

(inˈdau) verb
to provide. She was endowed with great beauty.
enˈdowment noun
References in classic literature ?
In this contention, nature may seem to some to have come off victorious, as she bestowed on him many gifts, while fortune had only one gift in her power; but in pouring forth this, she was so very profuse, that others perhaps may think this single endowment to have been more than equivalent to all the various blessings which he enjoyed from nature.
Many hours of work were required, however, in spite of his unusual high endowment of intelligence.
This vocal organ was in itself a rich endowment, insomuch that a listener, comprehending nothing of the language in which the preacher spoke, might still have been swayed to and fro by the mere tone and cadence.
And since we see clearly that the endowment of matter with vitality is a principle -- indeed, as far as our judgments extend, the leading principle in the operations of Deity, -- it is scarcely logical to imagine it confined to the regions of the minute, where we daily trace it, and not extending to those of the august.
Distinction between the sterility of first crosses and of hybrids -- Sterility various in degree, not universal, affected by close interbreeding, removed by domestication -- Laws governing the sterility of hybrids -- Sterility not a special endowment, but incidental on other differences -- Causes of the sterility of first crosses and of hybrids -- Parallelism between the effects of changed conditions of life and crossing -- Fertility of varieties when crossed and of their mongrel offspring not universal -- Hybrids and mongrels compared independently of their fertility -- Summary.
Bright's audacity (so far as that endowment might avail) had enabled him to take full advantage of whatever capabilities they offered.
He had come to the school as a day-boy, with the best scholarship on their endowment, so that his education had cost him nothing.
If what is now said does not make this clear, we will explain it still further: if there should be any one, a very excellent player on the flute, but very deficient in family and beauty, though each of them are more valuable endowments than a skill in music, and excel this art in a higher degree than that player excels others, yet the best flutes ought to be given to him; for the superiority [1283a] in beauty and fortune should have a reference to the business in hand; but these have none.
He is an Englishman, and in the midst of national and professional prejudices, unsoftened by cultivation, retains some of the noblest endowments of humanity.
If momentary rays of glory break forth from the gloom, while they dazzle us with a transient and fleeting brilliancy, they at the same time admonish us to lament that the vices of government should pervert the direction and tarnish the lustre of those bright talents and exalted endowments for which the favored soils that produced them have been so justly celebrated.
The meanest mathematician in Spaceland will readily believe me when I assert that the problems of life, which present themselves to the well-educated -- when they are themselves in motion, rotating, advancing or retreating, and at the same time attempting to discriminate by the sense of sight between a number of Polygons of high rank moving in different directions, as for example in a ball-room or conversazione -- must be of a nature to task the angularity of the most intellectual, and amply justify the rich endowments of the Learned Professors of Geometry, both Static and Kinetic, in the illustrious University of Wentbridge, where the Science and Art of Sight Recognition are regularly taught to large classes of the ELITE of the States.
So large, indeed, appear to be his natural endowments that we cannot feel as if even thirty volumes would have come near to exhausting them.