[ɪn'daʊm(ə)nt;en-] or [ɪn'daʊmənt]
(noun.) the act of endowing with a permanent source of income; 'his generous endowment of the laboratory came just in the nick of time'.
(noun.) natural abilities or qualities.
(noun.) the capital that provides income for an institution.
(n.) The act of bestowing a dower, fund, or permanent provision for support.
(n.) 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.
(n.) That which is given or bestowed upon the person or mind; gift of nature; accomplishment; natural capacity; talents; -- usually in the plural.
n. . Gift, grant, bequest, boon, largess, bounty, present.. Property, fund, revenue.. Talent, faculty, quality, power, ability, capacity, capability, aptitude, parts, genius, qualification.
SYN:Gift, provision, benefit, benefaction, talent, capacity, attainment,qualification
ANT:Impoverishment, spoliation, disendowment, incapacity, poverty, lack
- I have something beyond this, but I will call it a defect, not an endowment, if it leads me to misery, while ye are happy. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- Moreover, the native or original endowment was conceived, in extreme cases, as nonsocial or even as antisocial. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- The material of instruction, the method of instruction, and the type of educational institution, will vary with the hereditary endowment, age, and probable soc ial destiny of the child. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- As a result, the chick is limited by the relative perfection of its original endowment. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- You must not suppose it to be a fine endowment. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- When subscriptions were opened for the erection and endowment of the Pasteur Institute, a sum of 2,586,680 francs was received in contributions from many different parts of the world. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- But for educational purposes heredity means neither more nor less than the original endowment of an individual. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- How can it be otherwise than sweet with your endowments and nature? 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- Have those public endowments contributed in general, to promote the end of their institution? 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- And as natural selection works solely by and for the good of each being, all corporeal and mental endowments will tend to progress towards perfection. 查尔斯·达尔文. 物种起源.
- It is possible that without his endowments from the king he would have made but a small figure in intellectual history. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- The Vengeance and the Juryman, looking after her as she walked away, were highly appreciative of her fine figure, and her superb moral endowments. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- The early death of Alexander and the breaking up of his empire almost before it had begun, put an end to endowments on this scale for 2000 years. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Amongst her other endowments she boasted an exquisite skill in the art, of provocation, sometimes driving her _bonne_ and the servants almost wild. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- The endowments of schools and colleges have necessarily diminished, more or less, the necessity of application in the teachers. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- Will not such an one from his early childhood be in all things first among all, especially if his bodily endowments are like his mental ones? 柏拉图. 理想国.
- It is not personal, but mental endowments they have given you: you are formed for labour, not for love. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.