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Meaning of ENOUGH

Pronunciation:  i'nuf

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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"
  2. [adv]  as much as necessary; "Have I eaten enough?"; (`plenty' is nonstandard) "I've had plenty, thanks"
  3. [adj]  enough to meet a purpose; "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough"

ENOUGH is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: adequate, decent, plenty, sufficiency, sufficient
 See Also: fill, relative quantity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
  3. \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.
  4. \E*nough"\, interj.
    An exclamation denoting sufficiency, being a shortened form
    of it is enough.
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