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


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fill, relative quantity

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\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. 1
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\E*nough"\, adv.
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. Note: Enough usually follows the word it modifies.
\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 feast.'' And Esau said, I have enough, my brother. --Gen. xxxiii.
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\E*nough"\, interj. An exclamation denoting sufficiency, being a shortened form of it is enough.

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