used before plural or uncountable nouns to mean ‘as many or as much as somebody needs or wants’ synonym sufficient Have you made enough copies? Is there enough room for me? I didn't have enough clothes to last a week. Don't ask me to do it. I've got enough problems as it is. (old-fashioned) There was food enough for all. Although enough after a noun now sounds old-fashioned, time enough is still fairly common:There'll be time enough to relax when you've finished your work. Word Origin Old English genōg, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch genoeg and German genug.