Webster's Dictionary, 1913
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-
.]. 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. Cowley. 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-
) + 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-
. Confer Inmesh
.] To catch or entangle in, or as in, meshes. Shak.
My doubts enmesh me if I try. Lowell.
Enmew transitive verb See Emmew .
Enmist transitive verb To infold, as in a mist.
; 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. Milton. 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
Enmossed adjective [ Prefix en- + moss .] Covered with moss; mossed. Keats.
Enmove transitive verb See Emmove .
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-
. 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-
: confer French ennoblir
.] 1. To make noble; to elevate in degree, qualities, or excellence; to dignify.
all that he touches." Trench.
What can ennoble sots, or slaves, or cowards? Pope. 2. To raise to the rank of nobility; as, to ennoble a commoner. Syn.
Alas! not all the blood of all the Howards.
-- To raise; dignify; exalt; elevate; aggrandize.
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.
[ 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.
[ 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.
[ 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.
[ 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.
[ Confer French énorme
. See Enormous
[ Obsolete] Spenser.
; 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. South.
[ 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.
"The hoop's enormous
Wallowing unwieldy, enormous in their gait. Milton. 2. Exceedingly wicked; outrageous; atrocious; monstrous; as, an enormous crime.
That detestable profession of a life so enormous . Bale. Syn.
-- Huge; vast; immoderate; immense; excessive; prodigious; monstrous. -- Enormous
. 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
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.