Endaspidean En`das·pid"e·an adjective [ End o- + Greek ..., ..., a shield.] (Zoology) Having the anterior scutes extending around the tarsus on the inner side; -- said of certain birds.
Endazzle En·daz"zle transitive verb To dazzle. [ Obsolete] " Endazzled eyes." Milton.
Endear En·dear" 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 En·dear"ed·ly adverb With affection or endearment; dearly.
Endearedness En·dear"ed·ness noun State of being endeared.
Endearing En·dear"ing adjective Making dear or beloved; causing love. -- En*dear"ing*ly , adverb
Endearment En·dear"ment 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 En·deav"or 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 En·deav"or 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.
Endeavor En·deav"or noun
[ 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 En·deav"or·er noun One who makes an effort or attempt. [ Written also endeavourer .]
Endeavorment En·deav"or·ment noun Act of endeavoring; endeavor. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
Endecagon En·dec"a·gon noun [ See Hendecagon .] (Geom.) A plane figure of eleven sides and angles.
Endecagynous En`de·cag"y·nous adjective [ Greek ... eleven + ... female.] (Botany) Having eleven pistils; as, an endecagynous flower.
Endecane En"de·cane 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 En`de·caph"yl·lous adjective [ Greek ... eleven + ... leaf.] (Botany) Composed of eleven leaflets; - - said of a leaf.
Endeictic En·deic"tic 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.
Endeixis En·deix"is noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... indication. See Endeictic .] (Medicine) An indication.
Endemial En·de"mi·al adjective Endemic. [ R.]
Endemic En·dem"ic noun (Medicine) An endemic disease.
Fear, which is an endemic latent in every human heart, sometimes rises into an epidemic. J. B. Heard.
Endemic En·dem"ic 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 En·de"mic, En·de"mic·al 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 En·dem"ic·al·ly adverb In an endemic manner.
Endemiology En·dem`i·ol"o·gy noun The science which treats of endemic affections.
Endenization En·den`i·za"tion noun The act of naturalizing. [ R.]
Endenize En·den"ize transitive verb To endenizen. [ Obsolete]
Endenizen En·den"i·zen transitive verb [ Prefix en- + denizen . Confer Indenizen .] To admit to the privileges of a denizen; to naturalize. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.
Ender End"er noun One who, or that which, makes an end of something; as, the ender of my life.
Endermatic En`der·mat"ic adjective Endermic.
Endermic En·der"mic 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 En·der"mic·al·ly adverb By the endermic method; as, applied endermically .
Enderon En"de·ron 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 En·di"a·demed adjective Diademed. [ R.]
Endiaper En·di"a·per transitive verb [ See Diaper .] To decorate with a diaper pattern.
Endict En·dict" transitive verb See Indict .
Endictment En·dict"ment noun See Indictment .
Ending End"ing 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 En·dite transitive verb See Indite . Spenser.
Endive En"dive 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.
Endless End"less adjective [ 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 End"less·ly adverb In an endless manner.
Endlessness End"less·ness noun [ Anglo-Saxon endeleásnys .] The quality of being endless; perpetuity.
Endlong End"long` 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 End"most` adjective Farthest; remotest; at the very end. Tylor.
Endo-, End- En"do-, End- [ Greek 'e`ndon within, from ... in. See In .] A combining form signifying within ; as, endo carp, endo gen, endo cuneiform, end aspidean.
Endoblast En"do·blast noun [ Endo- + -blast .] (Biol.) Entoblast; endoplast. See Nucleus ,
Endoblastic En`do·blas"tic adjective (Biol.) Relating to the endoblast; as, the endoblastic layer.
Endocardiac, Endocardial En`do·car"di·ac, En`do·car"di·al adjective 1. Pertaining to the endocardium. 2. (Medicine) Seated or generated within the heart; as, endocardial murmurs.
Endocarditis En`do·car·di"tis noun [ New Latin See -itis .] (Medicine) Inflammation of the endocardium.
Endocardium En`do·car"di·um noun [ New Latin , from Greek 'e`ndon within + kardi`a heart.] (Anat.) The membrane lining the cavities of the heart.