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enough
WordNet 2.0
  • 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"
  • enough to meet a purpose
  • "an adequate income"
  • "the food was adequate"
  • "a decent wage"
  • "enough food"
  • "food enough"
  • as much as necessary
  • "Have I eaten enough?"
  • (`plenty'' is nonstandard) "I''ve had plenty, thanks"
enough
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. 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.

  • 1. In a degree or quantity that satisfies; to satisfaction; sufficiently.

    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." -- Shak.

    "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.

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    Enough usually follows the word it modifies.

  • 1. 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 feast."

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

  • 1. An exclamation denoting sufficiency, being a shortened form of it is enough.

 

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