Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Enormousness noun The state of being enormous.

Enorthotrope noun [ Greek ... in + ... upright, correct + ... to turn.] An optical toy; a card on which confused or imperfect figures are drawn, but which form to the eye regular figures when the card is rapidly revolved. See Thaumatrope .

Enough (e*nŭf") adjective [ Middle English inoh , inow , enogh , Anglo-Saxon genōh , genōg , adjective & adverb (akin to Old Saxon ginōg , Dutch genoeg , Old High German ginoug , German genug , Icelandic gnōgr , Swedish nog , Danish nok , Goth. ganōhs ), from geneah it suffices (akin to Goth. ganah ); prefix ge- + a root akin to Latin nancisci to get, Sanskrit naç , Greek 'enegkei^n to carry.] 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.

Enough adverb
1. In a degree or quantity that satisfies; to satisfaction; sufficiently.

2. 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.

3. 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.

Enough noun 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.

Enough interj. An exclamation denoting sufficiency, being a shortened form of it is enough .

Enounce transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Enounced ; present participle & verbal noun Enouncing .] [ French énoncer , Latin enuntiare ; e out + nuntiare to announce, from nuntius messenger. See Nuncio , and confer Enunciate .]
1. To announce; to declare; to state, as a proposition or argument. Sir W. Hamilton.

2. To utter; to articulate.

The student should be able to enounce these [ sounds] independently.
A. M. Bell.

Enouncement noun Act of enouncing; that which is enounced.

Enow A form of Enough . [ Archaic] Shak.

Enpatron transitive verb To act the part of a patron towards; to patronize. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Enpierce transitive verb [ See Empierce .] To pierce. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Enquere intransitive verb To inquire. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Enquicken transitive verb To quicken; to make alive. [ Obsolete] Dr. H. More.

Enquire intransitive verb & t. See Inquire .

Enquirer noun See Inquirer .

Enquiry noun See Inquiry .

Enrace transitive verb [ Prefix en- + race lineage.] To enroot; to implant. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Enrage transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Enraged ; present participle & verbal noun Enraging .] [ French enrager to be enraged; prefix en- (L. in ) + rage rage. See Rage .] To fill with rage; to provoke to frenzy or madness; to make furious.

Syn. -- To irritate; incense; inflame; exasperate; provoke; anger; madden; infuriate.

Enragement noun Act of enraging or state of being enraged; excitement. [ Obsolete]

Enrange transitive verb [ Prefix en- + range . Confer Enrank , Arrange .]
1. To range in order; to put in rank; to arrange. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

2. To rove over; to range. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Enrank transitive verb [ Prefix en- + rank .] To place in ranks or in order. [ R.] Shak.

Enrapt p. adjective [ Prefix en- + rapt . Confer Enravish .] Thrown into ecstasy; transported; enraptured. Shak.

Enrapture transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Enraptured (?; 135); present participle & verbal noun Enrapturing .] To transport with pleasure; to delight beyond measure; to enravish. Shenstone.

Enravish transitive verb To transport with delight; to enrapture; to fascinate. Spenser.

Enravishingly adverb So as to throw into ecstasy.

Enravishment noun The state of being enravished or enraptured; ecstasy; rapture. Glanvill.

Enregister transitive verb [ Prefix en- + register : confer French enregistrer . Confer Inregister .] To register; to enroll or record; to inregister.

To read enregistered in every nook
His goodness, which His beauty doth declare.
Spenser.

Enrheum intransitive verb [ Prefix en- + rheum : confer French s'enrhumer .] To contract a rheum. [ Obsolete] Harvey.

Enrich transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Enriched ; present participle & verbal noun Enriching .] [ French enrichir ; prefix en- (L. in ) + riche rich. See Rich .]
1. To make rich with any kind of wealth; to render opulent; to increase the possessions of; as, to enrich the understanding with knowledge.

Seeing, Lord, your great mercy
Us hath enriched so openly.
Chaucer's Dream.

2. To supply with ornament; to adorn; as, to enrich a ceiling by frescoes.

3. To make rich with manure; to fertilize; -- said of the soil; as, to enrich land by irrigation.

4. To supply with knowledge; to instruct; to store; -- said of the mind. Sir W. Raleigh.

Enricher noun One who enriches.

Enrichment noun The act of making rich, or that which enriches; increase of value by improvements, embellishment, etc.; decoration; embellishment.

Enridge transitive verb To form into ridges. Shak.

Enring transitive verb To encircle. [ R.]

The Muses and the Graces, grouped in threes,
Enringed a billowing fountain in the midst.
Tennyson.

Enripen transitive verb To ripen. [ Obsolete] Donne.

Enrive transitive verb To rive; to cleave. [ Obsolete]

Enrobe transitive verb [ Prefix en- + robe : confer Old French enrober .] To invest or adorn with a robe; to attire.

Enrockment noun [ Prefix en- + rock .] A mass of large stones thrown into water at random to form bases of piers, breakwaters, etc.

Enroll transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Enrolled ; present participle & verbal noun Enrolling .] [ Prefix en- + roll : confer French enrôler ; prefix en- (L. in ) + rôle roll or register. See Roll , noun ] [ Written also enrol .]
1. To insert in a roil; to register or enter in a list or catalogue or on rolls of court; hence, to record; to insert in records; to leave in writing; as, to enroll men for service; to enroll a decree or a law; also, reflexively, to enlist.

An unwritten law of common right, so engraven in the hearts of our ancestors, and by them so constantly enjoyed and claimed, as that it needed not enrolling .
Milton.

All the citizen capable of bearing arms enrolled themselves.
Prescott.

2. To envelop; to inwrap; to involve. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Enroller noun One who enrolls or registers.

Enrollment noun [ Confer French enrôlement .] [ Written also enrolment .]
1. The act of enrolling; registration. Holland.

2. A writing in which anything is enrolled; a register; a record. Sir J. Davies.

Enroot transitive verb To fix by the root; to fix fast; to implant deep. Shak.

Enround transitive verb To surround. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Ens noun [ Latin , ens , entis , a thing. See Entity .]
1. (Metaph.) Entity, being, or existence; an actually existing being; also, God, as the Being of Beings.

2. (Chemistry) Something supposed to condense within itself all the virtues and qualities of a substance from which it is extracted; essence. [ Obsolete]

Ensafe (ĕn*sāf") transitive verb To make safe. [ Obsolete] Hall.

Ensample noun [ Old French ensample , essample , French exemple . See Example .] An example; a pattern or model for imitation. [ Obsolete] Tyndale.

Being ensamples to the flock.
1 Pet. v. 3.

Ensample transitive verb To exemplify, to show by example. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Ensanguine transitive verb To stain or cover with blood; to make bloody, or of a blood-red color; as, an ensanguined hue. "The ensanguined field." Milton.

Ensate adjective [ New Latin ensatus , from Latin ensis sword.] (Bot. & Zoology) Having sword-shaped leaves, or appendages; ensiform.

Enscale transitive verb To cover with scales.

Enschedule transitive verb To insert in a schedule. See Schedule . [ R.] Shak.