enough

adjective
\ i-ˈnəf How to pronounce enough (audio) , ē-, ə- \

Definition of enough

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: occurring in such quantity, quality, or scope as to fully meet demands, needs, or expectations enough food for everyone

enough

adverb

Definition of enough (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : in or to a degree or quantity that satisfies or that is sufficient or necessary for satisfaction : sufficiently
2 : fully, quite he is qualified enough for the position
3 : in a tolerable degree she sang well enough

enough

pronoun

Definition of enough (Entry 3 of 3)

: a sufficient number, quantity, or amount enough were present to constitute a quorum had enough of their foolishness often used interjectionally

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Synonyms: Adverb

Antonyms: Adverb

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Adjective

sufficient, enough, adequate, competent mean being what is necessary or desirable. sufficient suggests a close meeting of a need. sufficient savings enough is less exact in suggestion than sufficient. do you have enough food? adequate may imply barely meeting a requirement. the service was adequate competent suggests measuring up to all requirements without question or being adequately adapted to an end. had no competent notion of what was going on

Examples of enough in a Sentence

Adjective Have you got enough money? That's enough talk for now; let's get started. There's enough food for everyone. Adverb I couldn't run fast enough to catch up with her. She's old enough to know better. Are you rich enough to retire? That's good enough for me. Oddly enough, they've never actually met. As if the crowds aren't bad enough, the parking situation is terrible. We can do it if they help enough. Pronoun Have you had enough to eat? He hasn't had much Spanish, but he knows enough to get by. The crowds are enough of a problem as it is, without having to worry about parking as well! It's enough to drive you crazy!
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Saban's team has no apparent weaknesses, but made just enough mistakes to give the coach something to bark about in practice next week. Paul Newberry, ajc, 5 Sep. 2021 About that last part, the club doesn’t seem to care, not enough to form a Plan B. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 Sep. 2021 Health officials have said that positivity rates above 5% can indicate widespread community transmission, and sometimes that not enough testing is being done to detect virus spread. Annie Berman, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Sep. 2021 Fall, a fun-loving 7-foot-5-inch center, made gradual improvement with the Celtics but not enough to warrant another two-way contract or roster spot. BostonGlobe.com, 4 Sep. 2021 All were treated until well enough to be flown back to Walter Reed Medical Center in the States. Greg Palkot, Fox News, 4 Sep. 2021 The machines used to make the elusive McFlurry are on the blink enough to have prompted internet memes, social media angst and even conspiracy theories. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, 3 Sep. 2021 Many hoped that by now COVID-19 would be under control enough for everything to be fully back to normal, but that’s not the case, particularly with the spread of the contagious delta variant. Jacob Calvin Meyer, baltimoresun.com, 3 Sep. 2021 The way city officials tell it, Winston failed to come up with a thorough-enough remodeling plan that satisfied the city’s requirements. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Some weren’t old enough to create memories of that day, but recognize its significance. Maritza Dominguez, The Arizona Republic, 6 Sep. 2021 Clearly, Padilla isn’t old enough to drive her own customized car. Ana Ramirez, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Sep. 2021 The parents, both high school teachers, were vaccinated, but the girls — ages 8 and 4 — are not old enough to get the shots. Los Angeles Times, 4 Sep. 2021 In the port hull, a dropdown door reveals a space big enough for a 21-foot RIB, while the starboard hull opening can stow a couple of jet skis, plus kayaks, Seabobs and paddle boards. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 3 Sep. 2021 Some of us are old enough to remember when Jackie Sherrill made national headlines by getting A&M to pay him the princely sum of $1.6 million. Tim Cowlishaw, Dallas News, 1 Sep. 2021 Further, teachers often expect that by middle school, kids are old enough to behave without being coddled. Alison Escalante, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 Some middle schools in Genesee County serve children in sixth, seventh and eighth grades, but the mask mandate applies only to sixth-graders, many of whom are still not old enough to be fully vaccinated. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, 30 Aug. 2021 Of the 13 victims, five were just 20 years old -- not yet old enough to legally buy a drink in the U.S. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 29 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of enough

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Pronoun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enough

Adjective

Middle English ynough, from Old English genōg (akin to Old High German ginuog enough), from ge- (perfective prefix) + -nōg; akin to Latin nancisci to get, Greek enenkein to carry — more at co-

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The first known use of enough was before the 12th century

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“Enough.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enough. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for enough

enough

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of enough

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: equal to what is needed

enough

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of enough (Entry 2 of 3)

: in the amount needed : to the necessary degree
: to a degree that is not very high or very low : to a reasonable extent

enough

pronoun

English Language Learners Definition of enough (Entry 3 of 3)

: an amount that provides what is needed or wanted : an amount that is enough

enough

adjective
\ i-ˈnəf How to pronounce enough (audio) \

Kids Definition of enough

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: equal to the needs or demands Do we have enough time?

enough

adverb

Kids Definition of enough (Entry 2 of 3)

: in the amount necessary or to the degree necessary Are you warm enough?

enough

pronoun

Kids Definition of enough (Entry 3 of 3)

: a number or amount that provides what is needed There is enough for everyone.

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