Definition of "enough" [e•nough]

  • Sufficient to meet a need or satisfy a desire; adequate: enough work to keep us all busy. See Synonyms at sufficient. (adjective)
  • An adequate number or quantity: "The Gods above should give,/They have enough and we do poorly live” ( Henry David Thoreau). (pronoun)
  • To a satisfactory amount or degree; sufficiently: Is the fish cooked enough? (adverb)
  • Very; fully; quite: We were glad enough to leave. (adverb)
  • Tolerably; rather: She sang well enough, but the show was a failure. (adverb)
  • Sufficient to answer a need, demand, supposition, or requirement; adequate (determiner)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as pronoun) (determiner)
  • So as to be adequate or sufficient; as much as necessary (adverb)
  • Very or quite; rather (adverb)
  • (intensifier) (adverb)
  • Just adequately; tolerably (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "enough" in a sentence
  • "\ "The marchers were chanting \" enough, enough\ "and \" We the People."
  • "Not chocolatey enough if I am craving chocolate, and not *enough* if I want a crispy snack."
  • "True, one cold war was enough ... however that doesn\'t mean irrespective of the actions taken by Bush-administration, the world would never say \'One Bush-administration was (is) enough\ '.'"