Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Enormousness noun The state of being enormous.
[ 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 .
[ Middle English inoh
, Anglo-Saxon genōh
, 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 .
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.
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
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 .
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-
) + 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-
. Confer Enrank
.] 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-
. 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-
: confer French enregistrer
. Confer Inregister
.] To register; to enroll or record; to inregister.
To read enregistered in every nook Spenser.
His goodness, which His beauty doth declare.
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-
) + 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 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.
Us hath enriched so openly.
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.
The Muses and the Graces, grouped in threes, Tennyson.
Enringed a billowing fountain in the midst.
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-
: confer French enrôler
; prefix en-
) + rôle
roll or register. See Roll
] [ 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.
[ Latin , ens
, 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.
Ensafe (ĕn*sāf") transitive verb To make safe. [ Obsolete] Hall.
[ Old French ensample
, 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.