ENFRAME, en-fr[=a]m', _v.t._ to put in a frame.
ENFRANCHISE, en-fran'chiz, _v.t._ to set free: to give a franchise or political privileges to.--_n._ ENFRAN'CHISEMENT, act of enfranchising: liberation: admission to civil or political privileges. [O. Fr.
_enfranchir_--_en_, and _franc_, free. See FRANCHISE.]
ENFREE, en-fr[=e]', ENFREEDOM, en-fr[=e]'dum, _v.t._ (_Shak._) to set free, to give freedom to.
ENFREEZE, en-fr[=e]z', _v.t._ (_Spens._) to freeze: turn to ice:--_pr.p._ enfreez'ing: _pa.p._ enfr[=o]z'en, enfr[=o]z'ened.
ENGAGE, en-g[=a]j', _v.t._ to bind by a gage or pledge: to render liable: to gain for service: to enlist: to gain over: to betroth: (_archit._) to fasten: to win: to occupy: to enter into contest with: (_obs._) to entangle.--_v.i._ to pledge one's word: to become bound: to take a part: to enter into conflict.--_p.adj._ ENGAGED', pledged: promised, esp. in marriage: greatly interested: occupied: (_archit._) partly built or sunk into, or so appearing: geared together, interlocked.--_n._ ENGAGE'MENT, act of engaging: state of being engaged: that which engages: betrothal: promise: employment: a fight or battle.--_p.adj._ ENGAG'ING, winning: attractive.--_adv._ ENGAG'INGLY.--ENGAGE FOR, to answer for. [Fr.
_engager_--_en gage_, in pledge. See GAGE.]
ENGAOL, en-j[=a]l', _v.t._ (_Shak._) to put in gaol.
ENGARLAND, en-gar'land, _v.t._ to put a garland round.
ENGARRISON, en-gar'i-sn, _v.t._ to establish as a garrison.
ENGENDER, en-jen'd[.e]r, _v.t._ to beget: to bear: to breed: to sow the seeds of: to produce.--_v.i._ to be caused or produced.--_ns._ ENGEN'DRURE, ENGEN'DURE, act of engendering: generation. [Fr. _engendrer_--L.
_ingener[=a]re_--_in_, and _gener[=a]re_, to generate.]
ENGILD, en-gild', _v.t._ (_Shak._) to gild.
ENGINE, en'jin, _n._ a complex and powerful machine, esp. a prime mover: a military machine: anything used to effect a purpose: a device: contrivance: (_obs._) ability, genius.--_v.t._ to contrive: to put into action.--_ns._ EN'GINE-DRIV'ER, one who manages an engine, esp. who drives a locomotive; ENGINEER', an engine maker or manager: one who directs works and engines: a soldier belonging to the division of the army called Engineers, consisting of men trained to engineering work.--_v.i._ to act as an engineer.--_v.t._ to arrange, contrive.--_ns._ ENGINEER'ING, the art or profession of an engineer; EN'GINE-MAN, one who drives an engine; EN'GINE-ROOM, the room in a vessel in which the engines are placed; EN'GINERY, the art or business of managing engines: engines collectively: machinery; EN'GINE-TURN'ING, a kind of ornament made by a rose-engine, as on the backs of watches, &c.--CIVIL ENGINEER (see CIVIL). [O. Fr. _engin_--L. _ingenium_, skill. See INGENIOUS.]
ENGIRD, en-g[.e]rd', _v.t._ to gird round.
ENGIRDLE, en-g[.e]rd'l, ENGIRT, en-g[.e]rt', _v.t._ to surround, as with a girdle: to encircle.
ENGLISH, ing'glish, _adj._ belonging to _England_ or its inhabitants.--_n._ the language of the people of England.--_v.t._ to translate a book into English: to make English.--_ns._ ENG'LANDER, an Englishman; ENG'LISHER, ENG'LISHMAN, a native or naturalised inhabitant of England; ENG'LISHRY, the fact of being an Englishman; in Ireland, the population of English descent.--OLD ENGLISH, or _Anglo-Saxon_, the language spoken in England from 450 till about 1150; MIDDLE ENGLISH till 1500; MODERN ENGLISH from 1500 onwards (EARLY ENGLISH often means Early Middle English; (_archit._), see EARLY).--PRESENTMENT OF ENGLISHRY, the offering of proof that a person murdered belonged to the English race, to escape the fine levied on the hundred or township for the murder of a Norman. [A.S. _Englisc_, from _Engle_, _Angle_, from the Angles who settled in Britain.]
ENGLOBE, en-gl[=o]b', _v.t._ to enclose as in a globe.
ENGLOOM, en-gl[=oo]m', _v.t._ to make gloomy.
ENGLUT, en-glut', _v.t._ to glut, to fill: to swallow.
ENGORE, en-g[=o]r', _v.t._ (_Spens._) to gore: to wound.
ENGORGE, en-gorj', _v.t._ (_Spens._) to devour, to glut.--_v.i._ (_Milton_) to feed voraciously.--_adj._ ENGORGED', filled to excess with blood.--_n._ ENGORGE'MENT, the act of swallowing greedily: (_med._) an obstruction of the vessels in some part of the system.
ENGOUEMENT, ang-g[=oo]'mang, _n._ excessive fondness. [Fr.]
ENGOULED, en-g[=oo]ld', _adj._ (_her._) of bends, crosses, &c., the extremities of which enter the mouths of animals.--Also ENGOUL'EE.
ENGRACE, en-gr[=a]s', _v.t._ to put grace into.
ENGRAFF, obsolete form of _engraft_.
ENGRAFT, en-graft', INGRAFT, in-, _v.t._ to graft (a shoot of one tree) into another: to introduce something: to fix deeply.--_ns._ ENGRAFT[=A]'TION, act of engrafting: ENGRAFT'MENT, engrafting: the thing engrafted: a scion.
ENGRAIL, en-gr[=a]l', _v.t_ (_her._) to make a border composed of a series of little semicircular indents: to make rough.--_v.i._ to form an edging or border: to run in indented lines.--_n._ ENGRAIL'MENT, the ring of dots round the edge of a medal: (_her._) indentation in curved lines. [O. Fr.
_engresler_ (Fr. _engreler_)--_gresle_, hail. See GRAIL.]
ENGRAIN, en-gr[=a]n', INGRAIN, in-, _v.t._ to dye of a fast or lasting colour: to dye in the raw state: to infix deeply.--_n._ ENGRAIN'ER. [Orig.
'to dye in grain' (meaning _with grain_)--i.e. cochineal.]
ENGRASP, en-grasp', _v.t._ (_Spens._) to grasp.
ENGRAVE, en-gr[=a]v', _v.t._ to cut out with a graver a representation of anything on wood, steel, &c.: to imprint: to impress deeply.--_ns._ ENGRAV'ER; ENGRAV'ERY, the art of the engraver; ENGRAV'ING, act or art of cutting or incising designs on metal, wood, &c., for the purpose of printing impressions from them in ink on paper, or other similar substance--in metal, the lines to be printed are sunk or incised; in wood, the lines to be printed appear in relief, the wood between them being cut away: an impression taken from an engraved plate: a print. [Fr. _en_ (=L.
_in_), and _grave_, _v._]
ENGRAVE, en-gr[=a]v', _v.t._ to deposit in the grave.
ENGRIEVE, en-gr[=e]v', _v.i._ (_Spens._) to grieve.
ENGROOVE, en-gr[=oo]v', INGROOVE, in-, _v.t._ to cut a groove or furrow in: to make into a groove.
ENGROSS, en-gr[=o]s', _v.t._ to occupy wholly, monopolise: to absorb: to copy a writing in a large hand or in distinct characters: to write in legal form: to make gross.--_ns._ ENGROSS'ER; ENGROSS'ING, the conduct of those who buy merchandise in large quantities to obtain command of the market; ENGROSS'MENT, act of engrossing: that which has been engrossed: a fair copy.--ENGROSSING A DEED, the writing it out in full and regular form on parchment or paper for signature. [From Fr. _en gros_, in large--L. _in_, in, _grossus_, large. See GROSS.]
ENGUARD, en-gard', _v.t._ (_Shak._) to guard or defend.
ENGUICHe, ang-g[=e]-sh[=a]', _adj._ (_her._) having a different tincture inside the mouth, of trumpets, &c. [Fr.]
ENGULF, en-gulf', INGULF, in-, _v.t._ to swallow up wholly, as in a gulf: to cast into a gulf: to overwhelm.--_n._ ENGULF'MENT.
ENGYSCOPE, en'ji-sk[=o]p, _n._ a kind of reflecting microscope.--Also EN'GISCOPE. [Gr. _enggys_, near, _skopein_, to view.]
ENHALO, en-h[=a]'l[=o], _v.t._ to surround with a halo.
ENHANCE, en-hans', _v.t._ to heighten: to add to, increase.--_n._ ENHANCE'MENT, act of enhancing: state of being enhanced: aggravation.
[Prob. from O. Fr. _enhaucer_--L. _in_, and _altus_, high.]
ENHARMONIC, -AL, en-har-mon'ik, -al, _adj._ pertaining to music constructed on a scale containing intervals less than a semitone: pertaining to that scale of music current among the Greeks, in which an interval of 2 tones was divided into two quarter tones and a major third.--_adv._ ENHARMON'ICALLY. [L.,--Gr.,--_en_, in, _harmonia_, harmony.]
ENHEARSE, en-h[.e]rs', INHEARSE, in-, _v.t._ to put in a hearse.
ENHEARTEN, en-hart'n, _v.t._ to encourage: to cheer.
ENHUNGER, en-hung'g[.e]r, _v.t._ to make hungry.
ENHYDROUS, en-h[=i]'drus, _adj._ containing water or other fluid.--_n._ ENHY'DRITE, a mineral containing water. [Gr. _en_, in, and _hyd[=o]r_, water.]
ENHYPOSTATIC, en-h[=i]-p[=o]-stat'ik, _adj._ possessing substantial or personal existence, possessing personality not independently but by union with a person.--_n._ ENHYPOST[=A]'SIA.--_v.t._ ENHYPOS'TATISE.
ENIGMA, en-ig'ma, _n._ a statement with a hidden meaning to be guessed: anything very obscure: a riddle.--_adjs._ ENIGMAT'IC, -AL, relating to, containing, or resembling an enigma: obscure: puzzling.--_adv._ ENIGMAT'ICALLY.--_v.t._ ENIG'MATISE, to utter or deal in riddles.--_ns._ ENIG'MATIST, one who enigmatises; ENIGMATOG'RAPHY, science of enigmas and their solution. [L. _aenigma_--Gr. _ainigma_--_ainissesthai_, to speak darkly--_ainos_, a fable.]
ENISLE, en-[=i]l', INISLE, in-, _v.t._ to isolate.