Definition of Certain in English :
Define Certain in English
Certain meaning in English
Meaning of Certain in English
Pronunciation of Certain in English
Certain pronunciation in English
Pronounce Certain in Englishsee synonyms of certain
definite but not specified or identified
Example Sentences:'set aside a certain sum each week''to a certain degree''certain breeds do not make good pets''certain members have not paid their dues''a certain popular teacher''a certain Mrs. Jones'
2. certain, sure
having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured
Example Sentences:'felt certain of success''was sure (or certain) she had seen it''was very sure in his beliefs''sure of her friends'
established beyond doubt or question; definitely known
Example Sentences:'what is certain is that every effect must have a cause''it is certain that they were on the bus''his fate is certain''the date for the invasion is certain'
4. certain, sure
certain to occur; destined or inevitable
Example Sentences:'he was certain to fail''his fate is certain''In this life nothing is certain but death and taxes''he faced certain death''sudden but sure regret''he is sure to win'
6. certain, sure
reliable in operation or effect
Example Sentences:'a quick and certain remedy''a sure way to distinguish the two''wood dust is a sure sign of termites'
7. certain, sure
exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance
Example Sentences:'be certain to disconnect the iron when you are through''be sure to lock the doors'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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