to raise to a higher degree; intensify; magnify: The candelight enhanced her beauty.
to raise the value or price of: Rarity enhances the worth of old coins.
Origin: 1325–75;Middle Englishenhauncen < Anglo-Frenchenhauncer, apparently for Old Frenchenhaucer, equivalent to en-en-1 + haucer to raise (Frenchhausser) < Vulgar Latin*altiāre (derivative of Latinaltus high, with h- < Germanic; see haughty), though -n- is unexplained
an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.
an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.
a fool or simpleton; ninny.
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
late 13c., from Anglo-Fr. enhauncer, from O.Fr. enhaucier "make greater," from V.L. *inaltiare, from L.L. inaltare "raise, exalt." The -h- in O.Fr. supposedly from influence of Frankish word for "high." Related: Enhanced; enhancing.