Definition of endowment :
1. 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.
2. That which is given or bestowed upon the person or mind; gift of nature; accomplishment; natural capacity; talents; - usually in the plural.
3. The act of bestowing a dower, fund, or permanent provision for support.
persona, charitable, faculty, pension, subvention, stipend, endowment fund, establishing, award, subsidy, bounty, propensity, aptitude, community service, head, foible, incarnation, natural endowment, charity, giving, alms, flair, knack, bent, alter ego, predisposition, genius, community chest, donate, funding, cause, legacy, flaw, affectation, qualification, ability, talent, inheritance, trust, collection box, bequest, supporting, fault
gift (part of speech: noun)
aid (part of speech: noun)
offer (part of speech: noun)
receipt (part of speech: noun)
supply (part of speech: noun)
- It was endowed, but nearly all the flock having faded away, the endowment was transferred to Eastleigh, and it is now inhabited by a market gardener with numerous glass houses. - "John Keble's Parishes", Charlotte M Yonge.
- So literary genius must, as before, look for its endowment in the somewhat barren heart of man, and continue to shed a hundred seeds in its stony places, in the forlorn hope that the fowls of the air may not devour them all, and that a single ear of corn may wilt and wither its way into another dawn. - "A Novelist on Novels", W. L. George.
- They had received in trust an endowment from Lady Franklin of some prospective value; they corresponded with men of the first scientific circles; and they had published a journal which widely extended the physical knowledge and European fame of this hemisphere. - "The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)", John West.