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ENOUGH', a. 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. Gen.24.

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

[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', n. 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. Gen.33.

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', adv. 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. Deut.1.

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.



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ENOUGH', a. 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. Gen.24.

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

[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', n. 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. Gen.33.

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', adv. 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. Deut.1.

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.

E-NOUGH', a. [enuf'; Sax. genog, genoh; Goth. ganah; G. genug, gnug; D. genoeg; Sw. nog; Dan. nok; Sax. genogan; to multiply; G. genügen, to satisfy; D. genoegen, to satisfy, please, content. The Swedes and Danes drop the prefix, as the Danes do in nogger, to gnaw. This word may be the Heb. Ch. Syr. Sam. and Eth. נוח, to rest to be quiet, or satisfied. Class Ng, No. 14.]

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. Gen. xxiv. How many hired servants of my father have bread enough to spare. Luke xv. 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.


E-NOUGH', adv. [enuf'.]

  1. 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. xxxiv. Ye have dwelt long enough in this mount. Deut. i.
  2. Fully; quite; denoting a slight augmentation of the positive degree. He is ready enough to embrace the offer. It is pleasant enough to consider the different notions of different men respecting the same thing.
  3. Sometimes it denotes diminution, delicately expressing rather less than is desired; such a quantity or degree as commands acquiescence, rather than full satisfaction; as, the song or the performance is well enough.
  4. An exclamation denoting sufficiency. Enough, enough, I'll hear no more.

E-NOUGH', n. [enuf'.]

  1. 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. Gen. xxxiii. Israel said, it is enough; Joseph is yet alive. Gen. xiv.
  2. That which is equal to the powers or abilities. He had enough to do to take care of himself.

E*nough"
  1. Satisfying desire; giving content; adequate to meet the want; sufficient; -- usually, and more elegantly, following the noun to which it belongs.

    How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare! Luke xv. 17.

  2. In a degree or quantity that satisfies; to satisfaction; sufficiently.
  3. A sufficiency; a quantity which satisfies desire, is adequate to the want, or is equal to the power or ability; as, he had enough to do take care of himself.

    "Enough is as good as a feast."

    And Esau said, I have enough, my brother. Gen. xxxiii. 9.

  4. An exclamation denoting sufficiency, being a shortened form of it is enough.
  5. Fully; quite; -- used to express slight augmentation of the positive degree, and sometimes equivalent to very; as, he is ready enough to embrace the offer.

    I know you well enough; you are Signior Antonio. Shak.

    Thou knowest well enough . . . that this is no time to lend money. Shak.

  6. In a tolerable degree; -- used to express mere acceptableness or acquiescence, and implying a degree or quantity rather less than is desired; as, the song was well enough.

    * Enough usually follows the word it modifies.

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Enough

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.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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LURK, v.i.

1. To lie hid; to lie in wait.

Let us lay wait for blood; let us lurk privily for the innocent. Prov. 1.

2. To lie concealed or unperceived. See that no selfish motive lurks in the heart.

See the lurking gold upon the fatal tree.

3. To retire from public observation; to keep out of sight.

The defendant lurks and wanders about in Berks.

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