What does Enough mean?

Definitions for Enough
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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.

    Etymology: 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.).

  2. enough(Pronoun)

    A sufficient or adequate number, amount, etc.

    I have enough to keep me going.

    Etymology: 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.).

  3. enough(Interjection)

    stop! Don't do that anymore, etc.

    Enough!

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Enough(adverb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Enough

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

    Etymology: [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

How to pronounce Enough?

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How to say Enough in sign language?

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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

Examples of Enough in a Sentence

  1. Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart:

    Two rate hikes are certainly possible. We have enough (Fed policy) meetings remaining but it depends entirely on how the economy evolves.

  2. Mark Bristow:

    Some companies will not survive because they don't have enough competence to operate as a standalone company.

  3. Anonymous:

    It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.

  4. Ryan Pack:

    Miracles: There's a lot of people in this world that don't believe in miracles. I used to be one of them. I didn't think miracles were possible, I thought they were just something somebody made up. But then something happened. I was on my way home from a Florida family vacation and I took a picture of the touchdown Jesus statue at the Solid Rock church in Monroe Ohio on March 13, 2010 and 3 months and one day later on June 14th 2010 it was struck by lightening. Most people believe that it was just bad weather or arson but I believe it was a miracle from God. The Touchdown Jesus Statue stood there since 2004 surviving many bad storms and no one ever had tampered with it before so I ask myself why all of the sudden, why only 3 months and one day after I took a picture of it? Maybe he's revealing himself to me, maybe he's communicating to me, maybe he's trying to tell me something. I had chronic incurable illnesses that the doctors couldn't cure but then all of the sudden they completely went away. I noticed something, that when I truly had faith in God's existence, the day I really believed in God, that's the day all my pain went away. I ask myself how is this possible? The doctors with medical degrees couldn't fix me, I couldn't fix me, medication couldn't fix me, so how did all my pain just go away? Well the only thing I can think of is that when I actually believed in God, the day I actually had faith in his existence it must have activated God's spiritual power and cured me, or as some would consider it a miracle. Miracles happen around us everyday, people just don't care enough, they just don't pay enough attention to see them. Some of these miracles are micro miracles aka small miracles, they may not have much effect on your life, but then there are the gigantic, life changing miracles, the ones that will change your life forever. Whether their micro miracles or gigantic life changing miracles they are very hard to see. So its going to be required that you really, really, care and pay very close attention so that way when these miracles happen you might be able to spot them. Pay attention to the rare, the uncommon, the unexplainable, events in your life, the things you don't care enough to pay attention to, the things you blow off, they might be signs, miracles from God. God might be communicating to you. God might be trying to tell you something.

  5. Shae Hong:

    It’s not enough to outline 85 percent of the process.

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