from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Sufficient to meet a need or satisfy a desire; adequate: enough work to keep us all busy. See Synonyms at sufficient.
- pro. An adequate number or quantity: "The Gods above should give,/They have enough and we do poorly live” ( Henry David Thoreau).
- adv. To a satisfactory amount or degree; sufficiently: Is the fish cooked enough?
- adv. Very; fully; quite: We were glad enough to leave.
- adv. Tolerably; rather: She sang well enough, but the show was a failure.
- interj. Used to express impatience or exasperation: You've been practicing the guitar all afternoon. Enough!
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- sufficient; all that is required, needed, or appropriate
- adv. sufficiently
- pro. A sufficient or adequate number, amount, etc.
- interj. stop! Don't do that anymore, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Satisfying desire; giving content; adequate to meet the want; sufficient; -- usually, and more elegantly, following the noun to which it belongs.
- adv. In a degree or quantity that satisfies; to satisfaction; sufficiently.
- adv. Fully; quite; -- used to express slight augmentation of the positive degree, and sometimes equivalent to very.
- adv. In a tolerable degree; -- used to express mere acceptableness or acquiescence, and implying a degree or quantity rather less than is desired.
- n. A sufficiency; a quantity which satisfies desire, is adequate to the want, or is equal to the power or ability.
- interj. An exclamation denoting sufficiency, being a shortened form of it is enough.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Answering the purpose; adequate to want or demand; sufficient; satisfying desire; giving content; meeting reasonable expectation.
- Synonyms Sufficient, Competent, etc. See adequate.
- n. A quantity of a thing or act, or a number of things or persons, sufficient to satisfy desire or want, or adequate to a purpose; sufficiency: as, we have enough of this sort of cloth.
- n. Synonyms Plenty, abundance.
- In a quantity or degree that answers the purpose, satisfies, or is equal to the desires or wants; to a sufficient degree; sufficiently.
- To a notable extent; fairly; rather: used to denote a slight augmentation of the positive degree, the force depending upon the connection or the emphasis: as, he is ready enough to embrace the offer.
- In a tolerable or passable degree: used to denote diminution, or a degree or quality rather less than is desired, or such a quantity or degree as commands acquiescence rather than full satisfaction: as, the performance is well enough.
- To a great degree; very much.
- An elliptical exclamation, signifying ‘it (or that) is enough,’ ‘I have had enough,’ ‘you have done enough,’ etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. as much as necessary
- adj. sufficient for the purpose
- n. an adequate quantity; a quantity that is large enough to achieve a purpose
Middle English enogh, from Old English genōg; see nek-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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, Swedish nog, Icelandic nógur), from *ǥanaxa 'to suffice' (compare Old English ġeneah), 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, statisfy', Ancient Greek ἐνεγκεῖν (enenkein, "to carry").). (Wiktionary)