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ENOUGH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does enough mean? 

ENOUGH (noun)
  The noun ENOUGH has 1 sense:

1. an adequate quantity; a quantity that is large enough to achieve a purpose

  Familiarity information: ENOUGH used as a noun is very rare.


ENOUGH (adjective)
  The adjective ENOUGH has 1 sense:

1. enough to meet a purpose

  Familiarity information: ENOUGH used as an adjective is very rare.


ENOUGH (adverb)
  The adverb ENOUGH has 1 sense:

1. as much as necessary

  Familiarity information: ENOUGH used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENOUGH (noun)


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Meaning:

An adequate quantity; a quantity that is large enough to achieve a purpose

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

enough; sufficiency

Context examples:

enough is as good as a feast / there is more than a sufficiency of lawyers in this country

Hypernyms ("enough" is a kind of...):

relative quantity (a quantity relative to some purpose)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "enough"):

fill (a quantity sufficient to satisfy)


ENOUGH (adjective)


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Meaning:

Enough to meet a purpose

Synonyms:

enough; adequate; decent

Context examples:

an adequate income / the food was adequate / a decent wage / enough food / food enough

Similar:

sufficient (of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant)


ENOUGH (adverb)


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Meaning:

As much as necessary

Synonyms:

enough; plenty

Context examples:

Have I eaten enough? / I've had plenty, thanks


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