HyperDic: endowment

English > 3 senses of the word endowment:
NOUNcognitionendowment, gift, talent, natural endowmentnatural abilities or qualities
possessionendowment, endowment fundthe capital that provides income for an institution
actendowmentthe act of endowing with a permanent source of income
endowment > pronunciation
Soundsehndaw'mahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > endowment: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
Meaningnatural abilities or qualities.
Synonymsgift, talent, natural endowment
Narrowerbent, knack, hangA special way of doing something
flair, geniusA natural talent
raw talentpowerfully impressive talent
Broadernatural abilityability that is inherited
Spanishdon, facultades, presente, talento
Catalanfacultats, talent
Verbsendowgive qualities or abilities to
English > endowment: 3 senses > noun 2, possession
MeaningThe capital that provides income for an institution.
Synonymendowment fund
NarrowerchantryAn endowment for the singing of Masses
patrimonyA church endowment
Broadercapitalwealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value
Spanishdotación, fondos
Verbsendowfurnish with an endowment
English > endowment: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of endowing with a permanent source of income.
Example"his generous endowment of the laboratory came just in the nick of time"
Broadergiving, giftThe act of giving
Verbsendowfurnish with an endowment

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