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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.

 

Not houses finely roofed or the stones of walls well builded, nay nor canals and dockyards make the city, but men able to use their opportunity.

Alcaeus
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