endowed endowed  /ɛn ˈdaʊd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) provided or supplied or equipped with (especially as by inheritance or nature)

Usage(s):

  1. The prestige of endowed chairs, normally named for the donor or someone he wishes to honor, often helps a university land top scholars.
  2. Boris Karloff is a perfect klutz as the monstrously eager lover of Elsa Lanchester, whose creator, the divinely hysterical Colin Clive, endowed her with virginity and attitude.
  3. These days, many of those institutions are in decline, overshadowed by better-endowed rivals promoted by Indian corporations.

News

  1. University of Findlay announces new funds

    The University of Findlay recently unveiled several new endowed funds.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Findlay Courier

  2. Foundation honors Yuman for $3 million gift

    After Richard Michael McDaniel's death last year, the retired electrical engineer and farmer endowed $3 million to the Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center for cancer research, education, equipment and treatment in Yuma County.He made the gift in memory of his...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Yuma Sun

Quotes

  • As our forefathers wrote: "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Thomas Jefferson Source: Los Angeles Times (blog)

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