Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Lexicon: adequate – adjective
adequate, adj. [L. adæquãt-us, equalized or level.] (webplay: fully, ideas of infinite power, just, sufficient, supply).
- Sufficient; enough.
- Appropriate; able; capable; confident; competent; fit; qualified.
- Ample; abundant; plentiful; generous.
- Secure; firm; sound; strong enough to stand.
adequate, adv. [see adequate, adj.]
Amply; decisively; definitively; effectively; efficiently; capably; unequivocally; self-sufficiently; with such competence; in such perfect order; [fig.] fully; perfectly; completely; powerfully; totally; infinitely.
adequate, n. [see adequate, adj.]
Equivalent; corresponding entity; thing equal in aspect.
adequately, adv. [see adequate, adj.]
Appropriately; properly; fitly; suitably; correctly.
adhere (-s), v. [Fr. < L. ad- + hærē-re, to stick to.] (webplay: cleave, natural).
- Stay; remain.
- Cling; attach; fasten; cleave to.
adhesion (-'s), n. [see adhere, v.]
Attachment; togetherness; closeness; affinity; [fig.] love; embrace.
adieu, interjection. [see adieu, n.] (webplay: parting).
Adios; Fare thee well; God be with you; exclamation noting or regretting the disappearance or departure of someone/something.
adieu, n. [Fr. a dieu, to God; ellipsis of I commend you to God.] (webplay: parting).
Farewell; goodbye; adios; departure; valediction; benediction; blessing at parting; [fig.] sunset; dusk; eventide.
adjacent, adj. [L. ad- + jacē-re, to lie near.] (webplay: lie, lying).
- Near; close in proximity; reachable; attainable.
- Similar; analogous; coinciding; parallel; close in resemblance.
adjective, n. [L. adjectã-re, put to, add; word play in 1488 on “less to come” and the sense of adding.]
Modifier; attribution; qualifier; addition; definition; limitation; restriction; [lit.] word used with a noun to express a particular property; part of speech that specifies or describes a person, place, or thing.