E*nough" (?), a. [OE. inoh, inow, enogh, AS. genh, geng, 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.


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E*nough", adv.


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. Shak.

Thou knowest well enough . . . that this is no time to lend money. Shak.


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.


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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.


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E*nough", interj.

An exclamation denoting sufficiency, being a shortened form of it is enough.


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