Dictionary: EN-SO'BER-ING – EN-TAM'ING

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Making sober.

EN-SPHERE', v.t. [from sphere.]

  1. To place in a sphere. Hall.
  2. To make into a sphere. Carew.


Placed in a sphere.


Placing in a sphere.

EN-STAMP', v.t. [from stamp.]

To impress as with a stamp; to impress deeply. God enstamped his image on man. Enfield.


Impressed deeply.


Impressing deeply.

EN-STYLE', v.t.

To style; to name; to call. [Little used.] Drayton.

EN-SUE', v.i.

  1. To follow as a consequence of premises; as, from these facts or this evidence, the argument will ensue.
  2. To follow in a train of events or course of time; to succeed; to come after. He spoke, and silence ensued. We say, the ensuing age or years; the ensuing events.

EN-SUE', v.t. [Fr. ensuivre; Norm. ensuer; Sp. seguir; It. seguire; L. sequor, to follow. See Seek.]

To follow; to pursue. Seek peace, and ensue it. 1 Pet. iii. [In this sense, it is obsolete.]

EN-SU'ING, ppr.

  1. Following as a consequence; succeeding.
  2. Next following; as, the ensuing year.

EN-SURE', v. [and its derivatives. See INSURE.]

EN-SWEEP', v.t.

To sweep over; to pass over rapidly. Thomson.


Sweeping over.

EN-SWEPT', pp.

Swept over.

EN-TAB'LA-TURE, or EN-TAB'LE-MENT, n. [Sp. entablamento; Fr. entablement; Sp. entablar, to cover with boards, from L. tabula, a board or table.]

In architecture, that part of the order of a column, which is over the capital, including the architrave, frieze and cornice, being the extremity of the flooring. Encyc. Harris.

EN-TACK'LE, v.t.

To supply with tackle. [Not used.] Skelton.

EN-TAIL', n. [Fr. entailler, to cut, from tailler, It. tagliare, id. Feudum talliatum, a fee entailed, abridged, curtailed, limited.]

  1. An estate or fee entailed, or limited in descent to a particular heir or heirs. Estates-tail are general, as when lands and tenements are given to one and the heirs of his body begotten; or special, as when lands and tenements are given to one and the heirs of his body by a particular wife. Blackstone.
  2. Rule of descent settled for an estate.
  3. Engraver's work; inlay. [Obs.] Spenser.

EN-TAIL', v.t.

  1. To settle the descent of lands and tenements, by gift to a man and to certain heirs specified, so that neither the donee nor any subsequent possessor can alienate or bequeath it; as, to entail a manor to A. B. and to his eldest son, or to his heirs of his body begotten, or to his heirs by a particular wife.
  2. To fix unalienably on a person or thing, or on a person and his descendants. By the apostasy, misery is supposed to be entailed on mankind. The intemperate often entail infirmities, diseases and ruin on their children.
  3. [from the French verb.] To cut; to carve for ornament. Spenser.


  1. Settled on a man and certain heirs specified.
  2. Settled on a person and his descendants.


Settling the descent of an estate; giving, as lands and tenements, and prescribing the mode of descent; settling unalienably on a person or thing.


  1. The act of giving, as an estate, and directing the mode of descent, or of limiting the descent to a particular heir or heirs.
  2. The act of settling unalienably on a man and his heirs.

EN-TAME', v.t. [from tame.]

To tame; to subdue. Gower.

EN-TAM'ED, pp.

Tamed; subdued.

EN-TAM'ING, ppr.