endowments

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Endowment \En*dow"ment\, noun

1. The act of bestowing a dower, fund, or permanent provision for support.

2. That which is bestowed or settled on a person or an institution; property, fund, or revenue permanently appropriated to any object; as, the endowment of a church, a hospital, or a college.

3. That which is given or bestowed upon the person or mind; gift of nature; accomplishment; natural capacity; talents; -- usually in the plural.

His early endowments had fitted him for the work he was to do. --I. Taylor.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

endowment

noun

1: natural abilities or qualities [syn: {endowment}, {gift}, {talent}, {natural endowment}]

2: the capital that provides income for an institution [syn: {endowment}, {endowment fund}]

3: the act of endowing with a permanent source of income; "his generous endowment of the laboratory came just in the nick of time"


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