Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Endark transitive verb To darken. [ Obsolete] Feltham.
Endaspidean adjective [ End o- + Greek ..., ..., a shield.] (Zoology) Having the anterior scutes extending around the tarsus on the inner side; -- said of certain birds.
Endazzle transitive verb To dazzle. [ Obsolete] " Endazzled eyes." Milton.
Endear transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Endeared
; present participle & verbal noun Endearing
.] 1. To make dear or beloved.
"To be endeared
to a king." Shak. 2. To raise the price or cost of; to make costly or expensive.
[ R.] King James I. (1618).
Endearedly adverb With affection or endearment; dearly.
Endearedness noun State of being endeared.
Endearing adjective Making dear or beloved; causing love. -- En*dear"ing*ly , adverb
Endearment noun The act of endearing or the state of being endeared; also, that which manifests, excites, or increases, affection.
"The great endearments
of prudent and temperate speech." Jer. Taylor.
Her first endearments twining round the soul. Thomson.
Endeavor transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Endeavored
; present participle & verbal noun Endeavoring
.] [ Middle English endevor
; prefix en-
, duty, French devoir
: confer French se mettre en devoir de faire quelque chose
to try to do a thing, to go about it. See Devoir
.] [ Written also endeavour
.] To exert physical or intellectual strength for the attainment of; to use efforts to effect; to strive to achieve or reach; to try; to attempt.
It is our duty to endeavor the recovery of these beneficial subjects. Ld. Chatham. To endeavor one's self
, to exert one's self strenuously to the fulfillment of a duty.
[ Obsolete] "A just man that endeavoreth himself
to leave all wickedness." Latimer.
Endeavor intransitive verb To exert one's self; to work for a certain end.
And such were praised who but endeavored well. Pope.
Usually with an infinitive; as, to endeavor
to outstrip an antagonist.
He had . . . endeavored earnestly to do his duty. Prescott. Syn.
-- To attempt; try; strive; struggle; essay; aim; seek.
[ Written also endeavour
.] An exertion of physical or intellectual strength toward the attainment of an object; a systematic or continuous attempt; an effort; a trial.
To employ all my endeavor to obey you. Sir P. Sidney. To do one's endeavor
, to do one's duty; to put forth strenuous efforts to attain an object; -- a phrase derived from the Middle English phrase "to do one's dever " (duty).
"Mr. Prynne proceeded to show he had done endeavor
to prepare his answer." Fuller. Syn.
-- Essay; trial; effort; exertion. See Attempt
Endeavorer noun One who makes an effort or attempt. [ Written also endeavourer .]
Endeavorment noun Act of endeavoring; endeavor. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
[ See Hendecagon
.] (Geom.) A plane figure of eleven sides and angles.
Endecagynous adjective [ Greek ... eleven + ... female.] (Botany) Having eleven pistils; as, an endecagynous flower.
Endecane noun [ Greek ... eleven.] (Chemistry) One of the higher hydrocarbons of the paraffin series, C 11 H 24 , found as a constituent of petroleum. [ Written also hendecane .]
Endecaphyllous adjective [ Greek ... eleven + ... leaf.] (Botany) Composed of eleven leaflets; - - said of a leaf.
Endeictic adjective [ Greek ..., from ... to point out, show; ... in + ... to show.] Serving to show or exhibit; as, an endeictic dialogue, in the Platonic philosophy, is one which exhibits a specimen of skill. Enfield.
[ New Latin , from Greek ... indication. See Endeictic
.] (Medicine) An indication.
Endemial adjective Endemic. [ R.]
Endemic noun (Medicine) An endemic disease.
Fear, which is an endemic latent in every human heart, sometimes rises into an epidemic. J. B. Heard.
Endemic adjective Belonging or native to a particular people or country; native as distinguished from introduced or naturalized; hence, regularly or ordinarily occurring in a given region; local; as, a plant endemic in Australia; -- often distinguished from exotic .
The traditions of folklore . . . form a kind of endemic symbolism. F. W. H. Myers.
Endemic, Endemical adjective [ Greek ..., ...; ... + ... the people: confer French endémique .] (Medicine) Peculiar to a district or particular locality, or class of persons; as, an endemic disease. » An endemic disease is one which is constantly present to a greater or less degree in any place, as distinguished from an epidemic disease , which prevails widely at some one time, or periodically, and from a sporadic disease , of which a few instances occur now and then.
Endemically adverb In an endemic manner.
Endemiology noun The science which treats of endemic affections.
Endenization noun The act of naturalizing. [ R.]
Endenize transitive verb To endenizen. [ Obsolete]
Endenizen transitive verb
[ Prefix en-
. Confer Indenizen
.] To admit to the privileges of a denizen; to naturalize.
[ Obsolete] B. Jonson.
Ender noun One who, or that which, makes an end of something; as, the ender of my life.
Endermatic adjective Endermic.
Endermic adjective [ Greek ... in + ... skin.] (Medicine) Acting through the skin, or by direct application to the skin. Endermic method , that in which the medicine enters the system through the skin, being applied either to the sound skin, or to the surface denuded of the cuticle by a blister.
Endermically adverb By the endermic method; as, applied endermically .
Enderon noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... in + ... skin.] (Anat.) The deep sensitive and vascular layer of the skin and mucous membranes. -- En`de*ron"ic , adjective
Endiademed adjective Diademed. [ R.]
Endiaper transitive verb
[ See Diaper
.] To decorate with a diaper pattern.
Endict transitive verb See Indict .
Ending noun 1. Termination; concluding part; result; conclusion; destruction; death. 2. (Gram.) The final syllable or letter of a word; the part joined to the stem. See 3d Case , 5. Ending day
, day of death. Chaucer.
Endite transitive verb See Indite . Spenser.
Endive noun [ French endive (cf. Pr., Spanish Portuguese , & Italian endivia ), from a deriv. of Latin intibus , intybus , endive.] (Botany) A composite herb ( Cichorium Endivia ). Its finely divided and much curled leaves, when blanched, are used for salad. Wild endive (Botany) , chicory or succory.
[ Anglo-Saxon endeleás
. See End
.] 1. Without end; having no end or conclusion; perpetual; interminable; -- applied to length, and to duration; as, an endless line; endless time; endless bliss; endless praise; endless clamor. 2. Infinite; excessive; unlimited. Shak. 3. Without profitable end; fruitless; unsatisfying.
[ R.] "All loves are endless
." Beau. & Fl. 4. Void of design; objectless; as, an endless pursuit. Endless chain
, a chain which is made continuous by uniting its two ends.
-- Endless screw
. (Mech.) See under Screw . Syn.
-- Eternal; everlasting; interminable; infinite; unlimited; incessant; perpetual; uninterrupted; continual; unceasing; unending; boundless; undying; imperishable.
Endlessly adverb In an endless manner.
Endlessness noun [ Anglo-Saxon endeleásnys .] The quality of being endless; perpetuity.
Endlong adverb & preposition
[ Confer Along
.] Lengthwise; along.
The doors were all of adamants eterne, Chaucer.
I-clenched overthwart and endelong
With iron tough.
He pricketh endelong the large space. Chaucer.
To thrust the raft endlong across the moat. Sir W. Scott.
Endmost adjective Farthest; remotest; at the very end. Tylor.
[ Greek 'e`ndon
within, from ... in. See In
.] A combining form signifying within ; as, endo carp, endo gen, endo cuneiform, end aspidean.
.] (Biol.) Entoblast; endoplast. See Nucleus ,
Endoblastic adjective (Biol.) Relating to the endoblast; as, the endoblastic layer.
Endocardiac, Endocardial adjective
1. Pertaining to the endocardium. 2. (Medicine) Seated or generated within the heart; as, endocardial murmurs.
[ New Latin See -itis
.] (Medicine) Inflammation of the endocardium.