enough /ɪˈnʌf; ||t, d, s, z ||ṇˈʌf/
e·nough, interj. An exclamation denoting sufficiency, being a shortened form of it is enough.
E·nough a. 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.
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. 9.
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"
adv : as much as necessary; "Have I eaten enough?"; (`plenty' is
nonstandard) "I've had plenty, thanks" [syn: plenty]