1. To furnish with money or its equivalent, as a permanent fund for support; to make pecuniary provision for; to settle an income upon; especially, to furnish with dower; as, to endow a wife; to endow a public institution. Endowing hospitals and almshouses. (bp. Stillingfleet)
2. To enrich or furnish with anything of the nature of a gift (as a quality or faculty); followed by with, rarely by of; as, man is endowed by his Maker with reason; to endow with privileges or benefits.
Origin: OF. Endouer; pref. En- (L. In) – f. Douer to endow, L. Dotare. See Dower, and cf. 2d Endue.