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Grace vs Endowment - What's the difference?

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Grace is a related term of endowment.

As a proper noun grace

is (label) , equivalent to english (grace).

As a noun endowment is

something with which a person or thing is endowed.



(wikipedia grace)


  • (not countable) Elegant movement; poise or balance.
  • (not countable) Charming, pleasing qualities.
  • * 1699 , , Heads designed for an essay on conversations
  • Study gives strength to the mind; conversation, grace : the first apt to give stiffness, the other suppleness: one gives substance and form to the statue, the other polishes it.
  • * Blair
  • I have formerly given the general character of Mr. Addison's style and manner as natural and unaffected, easy and polite, and full of those graces which a flowery imagination diffuses over writing.
  • (not countable, theology) Free and undeserved favour, especially of God. Unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification.
  • (not countable, theology) Divine assistance in resisting sin.
  • (countable) Short prayer of thanks before or after a meal.
  • (finance) An allowance of time granted for a debtor during which he is free of at least part of his normal obligations towards the creditor.
  • (card games) A special move in a solitaire or patience game that is normally against the rules.
  • Verb

  • To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify.
  • He graced the room with his presence.
    He graced the room by simply being there.
    His portrait graced a landing on the stairway.
  • * (rfdate) (Alexander Pope)
  • Great Jove and Phoebus graced his noble line.
  • * (rfdate) (Shakespeare)
  • We are graced with wreaths of victory.
  • To dignify or raise by an act of favour; to honour.
  • * (rfdate) (Knolles)
  • He might, at his pleasure, grace or disgrace whom he would in court.
  • To supply with heavenly grace.
  • (Bishop Hall)
  • (music) To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to.
  • Anagrams

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    (en noun)
  • Something with which a person or thing is endowed.
  • * 1791 , , Letter to Thomas Jefferson on racism and slavery (19 August 1791):
  • I suppose it is a truth too well attested to you, to need a proof here, that we are a race of beings, who have long labored under the abuse and censure of the world; that we have long been looked upon with an eye of contempt; and that we have long been considered rather as brutish than human, and scarcely capable of mental endowments .
  • * 1958 , , Speech to the United Parents Association:
  • We must not, in opening our schools to everyone, confuse the idea that all should have equal chance with the notion that all have equal endowments .
  • * 1980 , Ray Broadus Browne, Rituals and ceremonies in popular culture , page 230:
  • the woman with larger-than-usual breasts will be initially perceived only as a sex object if she doesn't take steps to disguise her endowment .
  • * 1985 , , Interview on The Open Mind (11 May 1985):
  • What is … important is that we — number one: Learn to live with each other. Number two: try to bring out the best in each other. The best from the best, and the best from those who, perhaps, might not have the same endowment .
  • * 2006 , Natalie R. Collins, Wives and Sisters , page 54:
  • Tami also had huge breasts, and every teenage boy wanted to touch them. Tami, knowing she was not beautiful, used her endowment to great advantage.
  • Property or funds invested for the support and benefit of a person or not-for-profit institution.
  • * 1884 , , in chapter 8 of his novella Flatland :
  • Not content with the natural neglect into which Sight Recognition was falling, they began boldly to demand the legal prohibition of all "monopolizing and aristocratic Arts" and the consequent abolition of all endowments for the studies of Sight Recognition, Mathematics, and Feeling.
  • * 1932 , , after assuming the presidency of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • I seem to see a great university, great in endowment , in land, in buildings, in equipment, but greater still, second to none, in its practical idealism, and its social usefulness.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-06, volume=408, issue=8843, page=68, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The rise of smart beta , passage=Investors face a quandary. Cash offers a return of virtually zero in many developed countries; government-bond yields may have risen in recent weeks but they are still unattractive. Equities have suffered two big bear markets since 2000 and are wobbling again. It is hardly surprising that pension funds, insurers and endowments are searching for new sources of return.}}


    * (something with which a person or thing is endowed ): gift

    Derived terms

    * endowment mortgage