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EN-NE-A-CON-TA-HE'DRAL, a. [Gr. εννενηκοντα and έδρα.]

Having ninety faces. Cleaveland.

EN'NE-A-GON, n. [Gr. εννεα, nine, and γωνια, an angle.]

In geometry, a polygon or figure with nine sides or nine angles.

EN-NE-AN'DER, n. [Gr. εννεα, nine, and ανηρ, a male.]

In botany, a plant having nine stamens.


Having nine stamens.

EN-NE-A-PET'A-LOUS, a. [Gr. εννεα, nine, and πεταλον, a leaf.]

Having nine petals or flower-leaves.

EN-NE-AT'IC-AL, a. [Gr. εννεα, nine.]

Enneatical days, are every ninth day of a disease. Enneatical years, are every ninth year of a man's life. Johnson.

EN-NEW', v.t.

To make new. [Not in use.] Skelton.

EN-NO'BLE, v.t. [Fr. ennoblir. See Noble.]

  1. To make noble; to raise to nobility; as, to ennoble a commoner.
  2. To dignify; to exalt; to aggrandize; to elevate in degree, qualities or excellence. What can ennoble sots, or slaves, or cowards? Pope.
  3. To make famous or illustrious. Bacon.


Raised to the rank of nobility; dignified; exalted in rank, excellence or value.


  1. The act of advancing to nobility. Bacon.
  2. Exaltation; elevation in degree or excellence. Glanville.


Advancing to the rank of a nobleman; exalting; dignifying.

EN-NUI, n. [Fr. weariness; It. noia, whence noiare, annoiare, to tire, to vex, Fr. ennuyer. Class Ng.]

Weariness; heaviness; lassitude of fastidiousness.

EN-O-DA'TION, n. [L. enodatio, from enodo, to clear from knots; e and nodus, a knot.]

  1. The act or operation of clearing of knots, or of untying.
  2. Solution of a difficulty. [Little used.]

E-NODE', a. [L. enodis; e and nodus, knot.]

In botany, destitute of knots or joints; knotless.

E-NODE', v.t. [L. enodo, e and nodus, a knot.]

To clear of knots; to make clear.

E-NOD'ED, pp.

Cleared of knots.

E-NOD'ING, ppr.

Making clear of knots.


The commander of an enomoty. Mitford.

E-NOM'O-TY, n. [Gr. ενωμοτια; εν and ομνομι, to swear.]

In Lacedemon, anciently, a body of soldiers, supposed to be thirty-two; but the precise number is uncertain. Mitford.

E-NORM', a. [Not used. See Enormous.]

E-NOR'MI-TY, n. [L. enormitas. See Enormous.]

  1. Literally, the transgression of a rule, or deviation from right. Hence, any wrong, irregular, vicious or sinful act, either in government or morals. We shall speak of the enormities of the government. Spenser. This law will not restrain the enormity. Hooker.
  2. Atrocious crime; flagitious villainy; a crime which exceeds the common measure. Swift.
  3. Atrociousness; excessive degree of crime or guilt. Punishment should be proportioned to the enormity of the crime.

E-NOR'MOUS, a. [L. enormis; e and norma, a rule.]

  1. Going beyond the usual measure or rule. Enormous in their gait. Milton.
  2. Excursive; beyond the limits of a regular figure. The enormous part of the light in the circumference of every lucid point. Newton.
  3. Great beyond the common measure; excessive; as, enormous crime or guilt.
  4. Exceeding, in bulk or highth, the common measure; as, an enormous farm; a man of enormous size.
  5. Irregular; confused; disordered; unusual. Shak.


Excessively; beyond measure; as, an opinion enormously absurd.


The state of being enormous or excessive; greatness beyond measure.

E-NOUGH', a. [enuf'; Sax. genog, genoh; Goth. ganah; G. genug, gnug; D. genoeg; Sw. nog; Dan. nok; Sax. genogan; to multiply; G. genügen, to satisfy; D. genoegen, to satisfy, please, content. The Swedes and Danes drop the prefix, as the Danes do in nogger, to gnaw. This word may be the Heb. Ch. Syr. Sam. and Eth. נוח, to rest to be quiet, or satisfied. Class Ng, No. 14.]

That satisfies desire, or gives content; that may answer the purpose; that is adequate to the wants. She said, we have straw and provender enough. Gen. xxiv. How many hired servants of my father have bread enough to spare. Luke xv. Note. This word, in vulgar language, is sometimes placed before its noun, like most other adjectives. But in elegant discourse or composition, it always follows the noun, to which it refers; as, bread enough; money enough.