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 ?
As he possessed no higher attribute, and neither sacrificed nor vitiated any spiritual endowment by devoting all his energies and ingenuities to subserve the delight and profit of his maw, it always pleased and satisfied me to hear him expatiate on fish, poultry, and butcher's meat, and the most eligible methods of preparing them for the table.
A few slight indications of a rather petted and capricious manner, which I observed in the Beauty, were manifestly considered, by Traddles and his wife, as her birthright and natural endowment.
Was there no convent of Saxon endowment, where he could be received?
Bright's audacity (so far as that endowment might avail) had enabled him to take full advantage of whatever capabilities they offered.
It is not true that, as they changed engines at Fort Madison, Cheyne passed over to the Amalgamated Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers an endowment sufficient to enable them to fight him and his fellows on equal terms for evermore.
Nay, Aylmer," said Georgiana with the firmness of which she possessed no stinted endowment, "it is not you that have a right to complain.
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.
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.
The last time I saw him, which was a few months before he died, he gave me fifty thousand dollars toward our endowment fund.
Ordering meals, directing servants, paying bills, and so contriving that every clock ticked more or less accurately in time, and a number of vases were always full of fresh flowers was supposed to be a natural endowment of hers, and, indeed, Mrs.
With some endowment of stupidity and conceit, she might have thought that a Christian young lady of fortune should find her ideal of life in village charities, patronage of the humbler clergy, the perusal of "Female Scripture Characters," unfolding the private experience of Sara under the Old Dispensation, and Dorcas under the New, and the care of her soul over her embroidery in her own boudoir--with a background of prospective marriage to a man who, if less strict than herself, as being involved in affairs religiously inexplicable, might be prayed for and seasonably exhorted.
To see moral grandeur rising out of cesspools of iniquity; to rise himself and first glimpse beauty, faint and far, through mud- dripping eyes; to see out of weakness, and frailty, and viciousness, and all abysmal brutishness, arising strength, and truth, and high spiritual endowment -