Definition of endowment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdaʊmənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdaʊmənt//
    (formal) University life
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] money that is given to a school, a college or another institution to provide it with an income; the act of giving this money See related entries: University life
  2. 2[countable, usually plural] a quality or an ability that you are born with Few people are blessed with her mental endowments.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: endowment