Definitions for adequateˈæd ɪ kwɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ad•e•quateˈæd ɪ kwɪt(adj.)

  1. as much or as good as necessary for some requirement or purpose; fully sufficient, suitable, or fit.

  2. barely sufficient or suitable.

  3. Law. reasonably sufficient for starting legal action.

    Category: Law

Origin of adequate:

1610–20; < L adaequātus matched, ptp. of adaequāre. See ad -, equal , -ate1

ad′e•quate•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. adequate, equal(adj)

    having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task

    "she had adequate training"; "her training was adequate"; "she was adequate to the job"; "he was equal to the task"

  2. adequate, decent, enough(adj)

    sufficient for the purpose

    "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough"

  3. adequate, passable, fair to middling, tolerable(adj)

    about average; acceptable

    "more than adequate as a secretary"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. adequate(adjective)ˈæd ɪ kwɪt

    ≠ inadequate

    adequate housing for the poor; laws adequate to protect our safety

Wiktionary

  1. adequate(Verb)

    To equal.

    It [is] an impossibility for any creature to adequate God in his eternity. uE000105695uE001 Shelford.

  2. adequate(Adjective)

    Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an adequate definition lawfully and physically sufficient.

  3. Origin: adaequatus, past participle of adaequare; ad + aequare, aequus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adequate(adj)

    equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an adequate definition

  2. Adequate(adj)

    to equalize; to make adequate

  3. Adequate(adj)

    to equal

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'adequate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2835

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'adequate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3886

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'adequate' in Adjectives Frequency: #381


Translations for adequate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

adequate(adjective)

sufficient; enough

He does not earn a large salary but it is adequate for his needs.

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