enough

  • 1 enough — enough, sufficient, sufficiently 1. Enough functions as both an adjective and an adverb, whereas sufficient requires modification as sufficiently. As an adjective (or modifier), enough will normally serve, but sufficient is more idiomatic when a… …

    Modern English usage

  • 2 enough — ► DETERMINER & PRONOUN ▪ as much or as many as is necessary or desirable. ► ADVERB 1) to the required degree or extent. 2) to a moderate degree. ● enough is as good as a feast Cf. ↑enough is as good as a feast ● …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 Enough — E*nough , adv. 1. In a degree or quantity that satisfies; to satisfaction; sufficiently. [1913 Webster] 2. Fully; quite; used to express slight augmentation of the positive degree, and sometimes equivalent to very; as, he is ready enough to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 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. [1913 Webster] And Esau said, I have enough,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 enough — [adj] plenty abundant, acceptable, adequate, all right already*, ample, bellyful*, bounteous, bountiful, comfortable, competent, complete, copious, decent, enough already*, fed up*, full, had it*, last straw*, lavish, plenteous, plentiful,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 enough — [ē nuf′, inuf′] adj. [ME inough < OE genoh < Gmc comp. (seen also in Ger genug , ON gnogr, Goth ganohs) < ge , intens. + * noh, enough < IE base * enek , * nek , to attain, achieve > L nactus, attained, Sans nákşati, (he) attains]… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 enough — c.1300, from O.E. genog, a common Germanic formation (Cf. O.S. ginog, O.Fris. enoch, Du. genoeg, O.H.G. ginuog, Ger. genug, O.N. gnogr, Goth. ganohs), from ge with, together (also a participial, collective, intensive, or perfective prefix) + root …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 Enough — E*nough ([ e]*n[u^]f ), a. [OE. inoh, inow, enogh, AS. gen[=o]h, gen[=o]g, a. & adv. (akin to OS. gin[=o]g, D. genoeg, OHG. ginoug, G. genug, Icel. gn[=o]gr, Sw. nog, Dan. nok, Goth. gan[=o]hs), fr. geneah it suffices (akin to Goth. ganah); pref …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 enough — e*nough , interj. An exclamation denoting sufficiency, being a shortened form of it is enough. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 enough — index adequate, quorum, sufficiency Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 enough — e|nough1 W1S1 [ıˈnʌf] adv [always after a verb, adjective, or adverb] 1.) to the degree that is necessary or wanted ▪ Are the carrots cooked enough? ▪ He just hadn t thought enough about the possible consequences. ▪ You can go to school when you… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 enough — e|nough [ ı nʌf ] function word *** Enough can be used in the following ways: as a determiner (followed by a plural or uncountable noun): There isn t enough time. Have I made enough sandwiches? as a pronoun: I ve only got $12 will that be enough? …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 enough — 1 /I nVf/ adverb 1 to the necessary degree: Her sentence was light because the judge said she had suffered enough already. | Are the carrots cooked enough? 2 tall/kind/fast etc enough as tall, kind, fast etc as is necessary: I didn t bring a big… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 enough */*/*/ — UK [ɪˈnʌf] / US adverb, determiner, pronoun Summary: Enough can be used in the following ways: as a determiner (followed by a plural or uncountable noun): There isn t enough time. ♦ Have I made enough sandwiches? as a pronoun: I ve only got £12 – …

    English dictionary

  • 15 enough — [[t]ɪnʌ̱f[/t]] ♦ 1) DET: DET n uncount/pl n Enough means as much as you need or as much as is necessary. They had enough cash for a one way ticket... There aren t enough tents to shelter them from the start of the rainy season. ADV: adj/adv ADV,… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 enough*/*/*/ — [ɪˈnʌf] grammar word summary: Enough can be: ■ a determiner: There isn t enough time. ♦ Have I made enough sandwiches? ■ a pronoun: I ve only got £12 – will that be enough? ■ an adverb: The rope isn t long enough. ♦ She didn t move quickly enough …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 17 Enough — Infobox Film name = Enough caption = Promotional film poster director = Michael Apted producer = Rob Cowan Irwin Winkler | writer = Nicholas Kazan starring = Jennifer Lopez, Billy Campbell, Juliette Lewis, Dan Futterman, Fred Ward, Tessa Allen,… …

    Wikipedia

  • 18 enough — /əˈnʌf / (say uh nuf), /i / (say ee ) adjective 1. adequate for the want or need; sufficient for the purpose or to satisfy desire: enough food for everyone. –pronoun 2. an adequate quantity or number; a sufficiency: I ve had enough of it. –adverb …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 enough — adj., determiner, pronoun 1) enough for (that s enough for me) 2) enough to + inf. (it s enough to know that they are safe; we ve had enough excitement to last a lifetime) 3) enough of (enough of them) USAGE NOTE: The use of the preposition of is …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 enough — adj., n., adv., & int. adj. as much or as many as required (we have enough apples; we do not have enough sugar; earned enough money to buy a house). n. an amount or quantity that is enough (we have enough of everything now; enough is as good as a …

    Useful english dictionary


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