What does enough mean?

Definitions for enoughɪˈnʌf

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word enough.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. enough, sufficiency(adj)

    an adequate quantity; a quantity that is large enough to achieve a purpose

    "enough is as good as a feast"; "there is more than a sufficiency of lawyers in this country"

  2. adequate, decent, enough(adverb)

    sufficient for the purpose

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

  3. enough, plenty(adverb)

    as much as necessary

    "Have I eaten enough?"; (`plenty' is nonstandard) "I've had plenty, thanks"

Wiktionary

  1. enough(Adverb)

    sufficiently

    I cannot run fast enough to catch up to them.

  2. enough(Pronoun)

    A sufficient or adequate number, amount, etc.

    I have enough to keep me going.

  3. enough(Interjection)

    stop! Don't do that anymore, etc.

    Enough!

  4. Origin: From ynough, from genog, from ganōgaz (compare Scots eneuch, West Frisian genôch, Dutch genoeg, German genug, Swedish nog, Icelandish nógur), from *ǥanaxa 'to suffice' (compare Old English geneah), from h₂eh₂nó(n)ḱe 'he has reached, attained', perfective of *h₂neḱ- 'to reach' (compare Old Irish tánaic 'he arrived', Latin nancisci 'to get', Lithuanian nesti 'to carry', Albanian kënaq 'to please, statisfy', Ancient Greek ἐνεγκεῖν.).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enough(adj)

    satisfying desire; giving content; adequate to meet the want; sufficient; -- usually, and more elegantly, following the noun to which it belongs

  2. Enough(adverb)

    in a degree or quantity that satisfies; to satisfaction; sufficiently

  3. Enough(adverb)

    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

  4. Enough(adverb)

    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

  5. Enough(noun)

    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

  6. Enough

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

  7. Origin: [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. 'enegkei^n to carry.]

Freebase

  1. Enough

    Enough is a 2002 American drama-thriller film directed by Michael Apted. It stars Jennifer Lopez as Slim, an abused wife who learns to fight back. Enough garnered generally negative reviews from film critics, although several aspects of the film including the actor's performances were praised.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Enough

    e-nuf′, adj. sufficient: giving content: satisfying want.—adv. sufficiently.—n. sufficiency: as much as satisfies desire or want. [A.S. ge-nóh, ge-nóg; Goth. ga-nóhs; Ger. ge-nug; Ice. g-nóg-r.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'enough' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #379

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'enough' in Written Corpus Frequency: #388

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'enough' in Adverbs Frequency: #54

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of enough in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of enough in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lao Tzu:

    He who knows enough is enough will always have enough.

  2. Anthony Scaramucci:

    There's a number that's enough and there's a number that's not enough, the $20 million number is enough.

  3. John C. Maxwell:

    A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.

  4. Mignon McLaughlin:

    Youth is not enough. And love is not enough. And success is not enough. And, if we could achieve it, enough would not be enough.

  5. Ken Nedimyer:

    I'm just wondering if I have enough lifetime left, can I train enough people? ... Can we plant enough of those to be able to bring the corals back to life?

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