Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Enlistment noun
1. The act or enlisting, or the state of being enlisted; voluntary enrollment to serve as a soldier or a sailor.

2. The writing by which an enlisted man is bound.

Enlive transitive verb [ Prefix en- + live , adjective ] To enliven. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.

Enliven transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Enlivened ; present participle & verbal noun Enlivening .] [ Prefix en- + liven .].
1. To give life, action, or motion to; to make vigorous or active; to excite; to quicken; as, fresh fuel enlivens a fire.

Lo! of themselves th' enlivened chessmen move.

2. To give spirit or vivacity to; to make sprightly, gay, or cheerful; to animate; as, mirth and good humor enliven a company; enlivening strains of music.

Syn. -- To animate; rouse; inspire; cheer; encourage; comfort; exhilarate; inspirit; invigorate.

Enlivener noun One who, or that which, enlivens, animates, or invigorates.

Enlock transitive verb To lock; to inclose.

Enlumine transitive verb [ French enluminer ; prefix en- (L. in ) + Latin luminare to light up, illumine. See Illuminate , and confer Limn .] To illumine. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Enlute transitive verb [ Prefix en- + Latin lutum mud, clay.] To coat with clay; to lute. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Enmanché adjective [ F.; prefix en- (L. in ) + manche sleeve.] (Her.) Resembling, or covered with, a sleeve; -- said of the chief when lines are drawn from the middle point of the upper edge upper edge to the sides.

Enmarble transitive verb [ Prefix en- + marble .] To make hard as marble; to harden. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Enmesh transitive verb [ Prefix en- + mesh . Confer Inmesh .] To catch or entangle in, or as in, meshes. Shak.

My doubts enmesh me if I try.

Enmew transitive verb See Emmew .

Enmist transitive verb To infold, as in a mist.

Enmity noun ; plural Enmities . [ Middle English enemyte , from enemy : confer French inimitié , Old French enemistié . See Enemy , and confer Amity .]
1. The quality of being an enemy; hostile or unfriendly disposition.

No ground of enmity between us known.

2. A state of opposition; hostility.

The friendship of the world is enmity with God.
James iv. 4.

Syn. -- Rancor; hostility; hatred; aversion; antipathy; repugnance; animosity; ill will; malice; malevolence. See Animosity , Rancor .

Enmossed adjective [ Prefix en- + moss .] Covered with moss; mossed. Keats.

Enmove transitive verb See Emmove . [ Obsolete]

Enmuffle transitive verb To muffle up.

Enmure transitive verb To immure. [ Obsolete]

Ennation noun [ Greek 'enne`a nine.] (Zoology) The ninth segment in insects.

Ennead noun [ Greek ..., ..., from 'enne`a nine.] The number nine or a group of nine.

The Enneads , the title given to the works of the philosopher Plotinus, published by his pupil Porphyry; -- so called because each of the six books into which it is divided contains nine chapters.

Enneagon noun [ Greek 'enne`a nine + gwni`a corner, angle: confer ennéagone .] (Geom.) A polygon or plane figure with nine sides and nine angles; a nonagon.

Enneagonal adjective (Geom.) Belonging to an enneagon; having nine angles.

Enneagynous adjective [ Greek 'enne`a nine + ... woman, female.] (Botany) Having or producing nine pistils or styles; -- said of a flower or plant.

Enneahedral adjective [ Greek 'enne`a nine + ... side.] (Geom.) Having nine sides.

Enneahedria, Enneahedron noun (Geom.) A figure having nine sides; a nonagon.

Enneandria noun [ New Latin , from Greek 'enne`a nine + 'anh`r , 'andro`s , man, male: confer French ennéandrie .] (Botany) A Linnæan class of plants having nine stamens.

Enneandrian, Enneandrous adjective (Botany) Having nine stamens.

Enneapetalous adjective [ Greek 'enne`a nine + English petalous : confer French ennéapétale .] (Botany) Having nine petals, or flower leaves.

Enneaspermous adjective [ Greek 'enne`a + spe`rma seed.] (Botany) Having nine seeds; -- said of fruits.

Enneatic, Enneatical adjective [ Greek 'enne`a nine.] Occurring once in every nine times, days, years, etc.; every ninth.

Enneatical day , every ninth day of a disease. -- Enneatical year , every ninth year of a man's life.

Ennew transitive verb [ Prefix en- + new . Confer Innovate .] To make new. [ Obsolete] Skelton.

Enniche transitive verb To place in a niche. Sterne.

Ennoble transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Ennobled ; present participle & verbal noun Ennobling .] [ Prefix en- + noble : confer French ennoblir .]
1. To make noble; to elevate in degree, qualities, or excellence; to dignify. " Ennobling all that he touches." Trench.

What can ennoble sots, or slaves, or cowards?
Alas! not all the blood of all the Howards.

2. To raise to the rank of nobility; as, to ennoble a commoner.

Syn. -- To raise; dignify; exalt; elevate; aggrandize.

Ennoblement noun
1. The act of making noble, or of exalting, dignifying, or advancing to nobility. Bacon.

2. That which ennobles; excellence; dignity.

Ennobler noun One who ennobles.

Ennui noun [ French, from Latin in odio in hatred. See Annoy .] A feeling of weariness and disgust; dullness and languor of spirits, arising from satiety or want of interest; tedium. T. Gray.

Ennuyé adjective [ French, past participle of ennuyer . See Ennui .] Affected with ennui; weary in spirits; emotionally exhausted.

Ennuyé noun [ French] One who is affected with ennui.

Ennuyée noun [ French] A woman affected with ennui. Mrs. Jameson.

Enodal adjective (Botany) Without a node. Gray.

Enodation noun [ Latin enodatio explanation, from enodare to free from knots. See Enode .] The act or operation of clearing of knots, or of untying; hence, also, the solution of a difficulty. [ R.] Bailey.

Enode transitive verb [ Latin enodare ; e out + nodare to fill with knots, nodus a knot.] To clear of knots; to make clear. [ Obsolete] Cockeram.

Enoint adjective Anointed. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Enomotarch noun [ Greek ...; ... + ... leader. See Enomoty .] (Gr. Antiq.) The commander of an enomoty. Mitford.

Enomoty noun [ Greek ..., from ... sworn; ... in + ... to swear.] (Gr. Antiq.) A band of sworn soldiers; a division of the Spartan army ranging from twenty- five to thirty-six men, bound together by oath.

Enopla noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... armed; ... in + ..., plural, armor.] (Zoology) One of the orders of Nemertina, characterized by the presence of a peculiar armature of spines or plates in the proboscis.

Enoptomancy noun [ Greek ... visible in (a thing) + -mancy .] Divination by the use of a mirror.

Enorm adjective [ Confer French énorme . See Enormous .] Enormous. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Enormity noun ; plural Enormities . [ Latin enormitas , from enormis enormous: confer French énormité . See Enormous .]
1. The state or quality of exceeding a measure or rule, or of being immoderate, monstrous, or outrageous.

The enormity of his learned acquisitions.
De Quincey.

2. That which is enormous; especially, an exceeding offense against order, right, or decency; an atrocious crime; flagitious villainy; an atrocity.

These clamorous enormities which are grown too big and strong for law or shame.

Enormous adjective [ Latin enormis enormous, out of rule; e out + norma rule: confer French énorme . See Normal .]
1. Exceeding the usual rule, norm, or measure; out of due proportion; inordinate; abnormal. " Enormous bliss." Milton. "This enormous state." Shak. "The hoop's enormous size." Jenyns.

Wallowing unwieldy, enormous in their gait.

2. Exceedingly wicked; outrageous; atrocious; monstrous; as, an enormous crime.

That detestable profession of a life so enormous .

Syn. -- Huge; vast; immoderate; immense; excessive; prodigious; monstrous. -- Enormous , Immense , Excessive . We speak of a thing as enormous when it overpasses its ordinary law of existence or far exceeds its proper average or standard, and becomes -- so to speak -- abnormal in its magnitude, degree, etc.; as, a man of enormous strength; a deed of enormous wickedness. Immense expresses somewhat indefinitely an immeasurable quantity or extent. Excessive is applied to what is beyond a just measure or amount, and is always used in an evil; as, enormous size; an enormous crime; an immense expenditure; the expanse of ocean is immense . " Excessive levity and indulgence are ultimately excessive rigor." V. Knox. "Complaisance becomes servitude when it is excessive ." La Rochefoucauld (Trans).

Enormously adverb In an enormous degree.