Hypertext Webster Gateway: "enough"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Enough \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Enough \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Enough \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.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : enough to meet a purpose; "an adequate income"; "the food
was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food
enough" [syn: {adequate}, {decent}]
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"
[syn: {sufficiency}]
adv : as much as necessary; "Have I eaten enough?"; (`plenty' is
nonstandard) "I've had plenty, thanks" [syn: {plenty}]

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