Webster's Dictionary, 1913
[ French entablement
, Late Latin intabulamentum
.] See Entablature .
[ R.] Evelyn.
Entackle transitive verb To supply with tackle. [ Obsolete] Skelton.
Entad adverb [ Ent- + Latin ad towards.] (Anat.) Toward the inside or central part; away from the surface; -- opposed to ectad . B. G. Wilder.
[ Middle English entaile
carving, Old French entaille
, F., an incision, from entailler
to cut away; prefix en-
) + tailler
to cut; Late Latin feudum talliatum
a fee entailed, i. e., curtailed or limited. See Tail
.] 1. That which is entailed.
Hence: (Law) (a) An estate in fee entailed, or limited in descent to a particular class of issue. (b) The rule by which the descent is fixed.
A power of breaking the ancient entails , and of alienating their estates. Hume. 2. Delicately carved ornamental work; intaglio.
[ Obsolete] "A work of rich entail
Entail transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Entailed
; present participle & verbal noun Entailing
.] [ Middle English entailen
to carve, Old French entailler
. See Entail
] 1. To settle or fix inalienably on a person or thing, or on a person and his descendants or a certain line of descendants; -- said especially of an estate; to bestow as an heritage.
Allowing them to entail their estates. Hume.
I here entail Shak. 2. To appoint hereditary possessor.
The crown to thee and to thine heirs forever.
To entail him and his heirs unto the crown. Shak. 3. To cut or carve in an ornamental way.
Entailed with curious antics. Spenser.
Entailment noun 1. The act of entailing or of giving, as an estate, and directing the mode of descent. 2. The condition of being entailed. 3. A thing entailed.
Brutality as an hereditary entailment becomes an ever weakening force. R. Latin Dugdale.
[ See Ent-
.] (Anat.) Pertaining to, or situated near, central or deep parts; inner; -- opposed to ectal . B. G. Wilder.
Entame transitive verb To tame. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Entangle transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Entangled
; present participle & verbal noun Entangling
.] 1. To twist or interweave in such a manner as not to be easily separated; to make tangled, confused, and intricate; as, to entangle yarn or the hair. 2. To involve in such complications as to render extrication a bewildering difficulty; hence, metaphorically, to insnare; to perplex; to bewilder; to puzzle; as, to entangle the feet in a net, or in briers.
The difficulties that perplex men's thoughts and entangle their understandings. Locke.
Allowing her to entangle herself with a person whose future was so uncertain. Froude.
Entanglement noun State of being entangled; intricate and confused involution; that which entangles; intricacy; perplexity.
1. (Mil.) An extensive low obstacle formed of stakes, stumps, or the like, connected by wires, ropes, or the like. 2. (Nautical) An obstruction of cables and spars across a river or harbor entrance.
Entangler noun One that entangles.
[ New Latin , from Greek .... See Entasis
.] (Medicine) Tonic spasm; -- applied generically to denote any disease characterized by tonic spasms, as tetanus, trismus, etc.
[ New Latin , from Greek ... a stretching; from ...; ... in + ... to extend.] 1. (Architecture) A slight convex swelling of the shaft of a column. 2. (Medicine) Same as Entasia .
Entassment noun [ French entassement , from entasser to heap up.] A heap; accumulation. [ R.]
[ Formed as if from (assumed) Greek .... See Entasis
.] (Medicine) Relating to any disease characterized by tonic spasms.
Entelechy noun [ Latin entelechia , Greek ..., probably from ... ... ... to be complete; ... + ... completion, end + ... to have or hold.] (Peripatetic Philos.) An actuality; a conception completely actualized, in distinction from mere potential existence.
Entellus noun [ New Latin , the specific name, from Greek ... to command.] (Zoology) An East Indian long-tailed bearded monkey ( Semnopithecus entellus ) regarded as sacred by the natives. It is remarkable for the caplike arrangement of the hair on the head. Called also hoonoomaun and hungoor .
Entend intransitive verb
[ French entendre
, from Latin intendere
. See Intend
.] To attend to; to apply one's self to.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Entender transitive verb
1. To make tender. [ R.] Jer. Taylor. 2. To treat with tenderness. [ R.] Young.
Ententive adjective [ Old French ententif .] Attentive; zealous. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Enter transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Entered
; present participle & verbal noun Entering
.] [ Middle English entren
, French entrer
, from Latin intrare
, from intro
inward, contr. from intero
), from inter
in between, between. See Inter-
, and confer Interior
.] 1. To come or go into; to pass into the interior of; to pass within the outer cover or shell of; to penetrate; to pierce; as, to enter a house, a closet, a country, a door, etc.; the river enters the sea.
That darksome cave they enter . Spenser.
I, . . . with the multitude of my redeemed, Milton. 2. To unite in; to join; to be admitted to; to become a member of; as, to enter an association, a college, an army. 3. To engage in; to become occupied with; as, to enter the legal profession, the book trade, etc. 4. To pass within the limits of; to attain; to begin; to commence upon; as, to enter one's teens, a new era, a new dispensation. 5. To cause to go (into), or to be received (into); to put in; to insert; to cause to be admitted; as, to enter a knife into a piece of wood, a wedge into a log; to enter a boy at college, a horse for a race, etc. 6. To inscribe; to enroll; to record; as, to enter a name, or a date, in a book, or a book in a catalogue; to enter the particulars of a sale in an account, a manifest of a ship or of merchandise at the customhouse. 7. (Law) (a) To go into or upon, as lands, and take actual possession of them. (b) To place in regular form before the court, usually in writing; to put upon record in proper from and order; as, to enter a writ, appearance, rule, or judgment. Burrill. 8. To make report of (a vessel or her cargo) at the customhouse; to submit a statement of (imported goods), with the original invoices, to the proper officer of the customs for estimating the duties. See Entry , 4. 9. To file or inscribe upon the records of the land office the required particulars concerning (a quantity of public land) in order to entitle a person to a right pf preëmption.
Shall enter heaven, long absent.
[ U.S.] Abbott. 10. To deposit for copyright the title or description of (a book, picture, map, etc.); as, " entered according to act of Congress." 11. To initiate; to introduce favorably.
[ Obsolete] Shak.
Enter intransitive verb 1. To go or come in; -- often with in used pleonastically; also, to begin; to take the first steps.
"The year entering
No evil thing approach nor enter in. Milton.
Truth is fallen in the street, and equity can not enter . Is. lix. 14.
For we which have believed do enter into rest. Hebrew iv. 3. 2. To get admission; to introduce one's self; to penetrate; to form or constitute a part; to become a partaker or participant; to share; to engage; -- usually with into ; sometimes with on or upon ; as, a ball enters into the body; water enters into a ship; he enters into the plan; to enter into a quarrel; a merchant enters into partnership with some one; to enter upon another's land; the boy enters on his tenth year; to enter upon a task; lead enters into the composition of pewter. 3. To penetrate mentally; to consider attentively; -- with into .
He is particularly pleased with . . . Sallust for his entering into internal principles of action. Addison.
[ French entre
between, from Latin inter
. See Inter-
] A prefix signifying between , among , part .
Enteradenography noun [ Greek 'e`nteron an intestine + ... a gland + -graphy .] A treatise upon, or description of, the intestinal glands.
Enteradenology noun [ Greek 'e`nteron an intestine + ... a gland + -logy .] The science which treats of the glands of the alimentary canal.
Enteralgia noun [ New Latin , from Greek 'e`nteron an intestine + ... pain: confer French entéralgie .] (Medicine) Pain in the intestines; colic.
.] Mutual dealings; intercourse.
The enterdeal of princes strange. Spenser.
Enterer noun One who makes an entrance or beginning. A. Seward.
[ Greek .... See Enteritis
.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the enteron, or alimentary canal; intestinal. Enteric fever (Medicine)
, typhoid fever.
Enteritis noun [ New Latin , from Greek 'e`nteron an intestine + -itis .] (Medicine) An inflammation of the intestines. Hoblyn.
Entermete intransitive verb [ French s'entremettre ; entre between + mettre to place.] To interfere; to intermeddle. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Entermewer noun [ Enter- + mew to molt.] (Zoology) A hawk gradually changing the color of its feathers, commonly in the second year.
[ French entremise
, from s'entremettre
. See Entermete
Enterocœle noun [ Greek 'e`nteron an intestine + koi^lon a hollow.] (Anat.) A perivisceral cavity which arises as an outgrowth or outgrowths from the digestive tract; distinguished from a schizocœle , which arises by a splitting of the mesoblast of the embryo.
Enterocele noun [ Greek 'enterokh`lh ; 'e`nteron an intestine + kh`lh tumor, hernia.] (Medicine) A hernial tumor whose contents are intestine.
Enterography noun [ Greek ... an intestine + -graphy .] (Anat.) A treatise upon, or description of, the intestines; enterology.
Enterolith noun [ Greek 'e`nteron an intestine + -lith .] (Medicine) An intestinal concretion.
Enterology noun [ Greek 'e`nteron an intestine + -logy : confer French entérologie .] The science which treats of the viscera of the body.
Enteron noun [ New Latin , from Greek 'e`nteron an intestine, from 'ento`s within.] (Anat.) The whole alimentary, or enteric, canal.
Enteropathy noun [ Greek ... intestine + ... suffering.] (Medicine) Disease of the intestines.
Enteropneusta noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek 'e`nteron an intestine + ... to breathe.] (Zoology) A group of wormlike invertebrates having, along the sides of the body, branchial openings for the branchial sacs, which are formed by diverticula of the alimentary canal. Balanoglossus is the only known genus. See Illustration in Appendix.
Enterorrhaphy noun [ Greek 'e`nteron an intestine + ... a sewing.] (Medicine) The operation of sewing up a rent in the intestinal canal.
[ French entérotome
. See Enterotomy
.] (Medicine) A kind of scissors used for opening the intestinal canal, as in post-mortem examinations.
Enterotomy noun [ Greek 'e`nteron an intestine + te`mnein to cut.] (Medicine) Incision of the intestines, especially in reducing certain cases of hernia.
Enterparlance noun Mutual talk or conversation; conference. [ Obsolete] Sir J. Hayward.