Enough meaning

ĭ-nŭf
Very; fully; quite.

We were glad enough to leave.

adverb
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As much or as many as necessary, desirable, or tolerable; sufficient.
adjective
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Enough means as many as you need or are allowed.

An example of enough is the expression meaning you have all that you need or want, “That’s enough.”

noun
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The amount or number needed, desired, or allowed; sufficiency.
noun
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Tolerably; rather.

She sang well enough, but the show was a failure.

adverb
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An adequate number or quantity.
pronoun
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Fully; quite.

Oddly enough.

adverb
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Used to express impatience or exasperation.

You've been practicing the guitar all afternoon. Enough!

interjection
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Sufficient to meet a need or satisfy a desire; adequate.

Enough work to keep us all busy.

adjective
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Enough is defined as having done something adequately or sufficiently.

An example of enough is the phrase playing well enough, when someone plays a game well, but doesn’t win by a lot of points.

adverb
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Just adequately; tolerably; fairly.

He played well enough.

adverb
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I cannot run fast enough to catch up to them.

adverb
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Fully; quite; used to express slight augmentation of the positive degree, and sometimes equivalent to very.

He is ready enough to accept the offer.

adverb
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A sufficient or adequate number, amount, etc.

I have enough to keep me going.

pronoun
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Stop! Don't do that anymore, etc.

Enough!

interjection
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The definition of enough is something that is just what you need and nothing more.

An example of enough is having enough eggs when making a recipe that needs two eggs because you have exactly two eggs in the refrigerator.

adjective
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To a satisfactory amount or degree; sufficiently.

Is the fish cooked enough?

adverb
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As much or as often as necessary; to the required degree or amount; sufficiently.
adverb
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I've already had enough coffee today. Are you man enough to fight me?

determiner
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enough said
  • No further explanation or discussion is needed.
idiom
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

enough said

Origin of enough

  • Middle English enogh from Old English genōg nek-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English ynough, from Old English ġenōg (“enough”), from Proto-Germanic *ganōgaz (“enough”) (compare Scots eneuch, West Frisian genôch, Dutch genoeg, German genug, Low German noog, Danish nok, Swedish nog, Icelandic nógur), from *ǥanaxa 'to suffice' (compare Old English ġeneah), or from *ga- + an unattested *nōgaz, probably ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eh₂nó(n)ḱe 'he has reached, attained', perfective of *h₂neḱ- (“to reach”) (compare Old Irish tánaic 'he arrived', Latin nancisci 'to get', Lithuanian nèšti 'to carry', Albanian kënaq 'to please, satisfy', Ancient Greek ἐνεγκεῖν (enenkein, “to carry”).).

    From Wiktionary