noun 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
adjective satellite sufficient for the purpose
- an adequate income
- the food was adequate
- a decent wage
- enough food
- food enough
adverb as much as necessary; (`plenty' is nonstandard) "I've had plenty, thanks"
, AS. genh
, a. & adv. (akin to OS. ging
, D. genoeg
, OHG. ginoug
, G. genug
, Icel. gngr
, Sw. nog
, Dan. nok
, Goth. ganhs
), 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.
- In a degree or quantity that satisfies; to satisfaction; sufficiently.
- 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.
- 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.
✍ Enough usually follows the word it modifies.
- 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.
- An exclamation denoting sufficiency, being a shortened form of it is enough.
Sharpen your Skills with the Masters
"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."
-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.
Fear not the Adverb Hell!