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Adequate meaning

adequate - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an adequate definition.
  2. 2. To equalize; to make adequate.
  3. 3. Sufficient; equal.

adequate - examples of usage

  1. This at least is how it was received by the public; and, however violent the opposition it met with, I cannot find that its author was blamed for not having made adequate mention of Lamarck. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
  2. It follows that, on the average, they must receive a high price for what they do find, otherwise they would not have adequate wages for such work. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  3. " Because I don't see any adequate reason," I returned. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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