Definitions for: Enough

[n] an adequate quantity; a quantity that is large enough to achieve a purpose; "enough is as good as a feast"; "there is more than a sufficiency of lawyers in this country"
[adv] as much as necessary; "Have I eaten enough?"; (`plenty' is nonstandard) "I've had plenty, thanks"
[adj] enough to meet a purpose; "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough"

Webster (1913) Definition: E*nough", a. [OE. inoh, inow, enogh, AS. gen?h, gen?g,
a. & adv. (akin to OS. gin?g, D. genoeg, OHG. ginoug, G.
genug, Icel. gn?gr, Sw. nog, Dan. nok, Goth. gan?hs), fr.
geneah it suffices (akin to Goth. ganah); pref. ge- + a root
akin to L. nancisci to get, Skr. na?, Gr. ? to carry.]
Satisfying desire; giving content; adequate to meet the want;
sufficient; -- usually, and more elegantly, following the
noun to which it belongs.

How many hired servants of my father's have bread
enough and to spare! --Luke xv. 17.

E*nough", adv.
1. In a degree or quantity that satisfies; to satisfaction;

2. Fully; quite; -- used to express slight augmentation of
the positive degree, and sometimes equivalent to very; as,
he is ready enough to embrace the offer.

I know you well enough; you are Signior Antonio.

Thou knowest well enough . . . that this is no time
to lend money. --Shak.

3. In a tolerable degree; -- used to express mere
acceptableness or acquiescence, and implying a degree or
quantity rather less than is desired; as, the song was
well enough.

Note: Enough usually follows the word it modifies.

E*nough", n.
A sufficiency; a quantity which satisfies desire, is adequate
to the want, or is equal to the power or ability; as, he had
enough to do take care of himself. ``Enough is as good as a

And Esau said, I have enough, my brother. --Gen.
xxxiii. 9.

E*nough", interj.
An exclamation denoting sufficiency, being a shortened form
of it is enough.

Synonyms: adequate, decent, plenty, sufficiency, sufficient

See Also: fill, relative quantity

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