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ENOUGH', adjective enuf'. [Heb. to rest, to be quiet or satisfied.]

That satisfies desire, or gives content; that may answer the purpose; that is adequate to the wants.

She said, we have straw and provender enough Genesis 24:25.

How many hired servants of my father have bread enough and to spare. Luke 15:17.

[Note. This word, in vulgar language, is sometimes placed before its noun, like most other adjectives. But in elegant discourse or composition, it always follows the noun, to which it refers; as, bread enough; money enough ]

ENOUGH', noun enuf'. A sufficiency; a quantity of a thing which satisfies desire, or is adequate to the wants. We have enough of this sort of cloth.

And Esau said, I have enough my brother. Genesis 33:9.

Israel said, it is enough; Joseph is yet alive. Gen 45.

1. That which is equal to the powers or abilities. He had enough to do to take care of himself.

ENOUGH', adverb enuf'. Sufficiently; in a quantity or degree that satisfies, or is equal to the desires or wants.

The land, behold, it is large enough for them. Gen 34.

Ye have dwelt long enough in this mount. Deuteronomy 1:6.

1. Fully; quite; denoting a slight augmentation of the positive degree. He is ready enough to embrace the offer. It is pleasure enough to consider the different notions of different men respecting the same thing.

2. Sometimes it denotes diminution, delicately expressing rather less than is desired; such a quantity or degree as commands acquiescence, rather than full satisfaction. The song or the performance is well enough

3. An exclamation denoting sufficiency. enough enough I'll hear no more.