One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Having plentiful supplies of a resource.‘the country is well endowed with mineral resources’
large-breasted, big-breasted, full-breasted, heavy-breasted, bosomy, large-bosomed, big-bosomed, full-bosomedView synonyms
- ‘How could such a well-endowed country end up in a situation where most of its population had to be fed by the international community?’
- ‘South America and North America are both large continents well-endowed with natural resources.’
- ‘The Central African Republic is well endowed with energy resources.’
- ‘Asia and the Pacific Indo-Malaysia is currently well endowed with tropical rainforest, within which mountain types are abundant.’
- ‘The seminaries, he argued, could not be improved ‘except by reconstruction,’ and women's colleges could in no way provide the quality that the well-endowed, best men's colleges could.’
- ‘Kurdistan is also well endowed with that other, increasingly scarce resource, water: it is here that the Euphrates and the Tigris, as well as their major tributaries, have their origins.’
- 1.1 Well provided with money; wealthy.
- ‘And as I say, a cartoonist is not there to bolster the government position or the position of the well-entrenched or the well-endowed, it's definitely not that, it's the opposite.’
- ‘I have watched a great deal of heritage in my city come down, because Nelson is a fairly well-endowed community and we have a habit of bowling buildings and replacing them with new ones of vastly less consequence than the previous ones.’
- ‘The Spedale di Santa Maria della Scala is a well-endowed hostel and infirmary in Siena.’
- ‘Inevitably, wealthier parents selected well-endowed private and government schools for their children, while poorer schools entered a cycle of declining resources, poorer results and falling student numbers.’
- ‘It comes as no surprise that the well-endowed private schools scored an average 99 percent pass rate.’
- ‘‘We are not a well-endowed school in spite of popular myth, and the money puts us in a position to be able to move our development programme a couple of steps ahead,’ said the headmaster.’
- ‘This implies that the distinct and possibly unique resources on which the internationalizing strategies of small businesses are based, should be more potent than those of well-endowed competitors.’
- ‘But because it is a resource-rich institution, it had not only the money to fix the problems and pay the fine, it also had the capability to help less well-endowed schools.’
- 1.2informal (of a man) having large genitals.
- ‘You can tell a man is well-endowed by the size of his hands, feet, or nose.’
- ‘I even made a mental note that he was a very well-endowed guy.’
- ‘It is possible that a man might buy one because he was spectacularly well-endowed.’
- ‘He paid his bills, girls liked him, and he was well-endowed.’
- ‘Guys who are well-endowed usually have more confidence.’
- ‘He's said to be a very well endowed man.’’
- 1.3informal (of a woman) large-breasted.
- ‘As soon as a well-endowed young woman walking her dog came by in the other direction, the men's chatter started up again.’
- ‘This well endowed model continues to make the news.’
- ‘At Court, and in Paris, wealth opened every door, and dukes and peers happily married the well-endowed daughters of great financiers.’
- ‘Suddenly every indebted student or well-endowed young woman seems to be available as a human billboard.’
- ‘No points for guessing this comment came from a well-endowed woman.’
- ‘One could only watch so much of well-endowed women in bathing suits running before it started to get kind of boring and repetitive.’
- ‘She was especially well-endowed and on her tight T-shirt there was an image of the blessed Henrik.’
- ‘A well-endowed model in an advertisement was used to sell virtually everything: movies, cars, fruit, coffee, brassieres and postcards.’
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