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  6  definitions  found 
 
  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 
  feast.'' 
 
  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; 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enough 
  adj  :  enough  to  meet  a  purpose;  "an  adequate  income";  "the  food 
  was  adequate";  "a  decent  wage";  "enough  food";  "food 
  enough"  [syn:  {adequate},  {decent}] 
  n  :  a  quantity  that  is  large  enough  to  achieve  a  purpose  or 
  satisfy  a  desire;  "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}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ENOUGH,  pro.  All  there  is  in  the  world  if  you  like  it 
 
  Enough  is  as  good  as  a  feast  --  for  that  matter 
  Enougher's  as  good  as  a  feast  for  the  platter. 
  Arbely  C.  Strunk 
 
 




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