a.1.Assured in mind; having no doubts; free from suspicions concerning.
To make her certain of the sad event.
- Dryden.
I myself am certain of you.
- Wyclif.
2.Determined; resolved; - used with an infinitive.
3.Not to be doubted or denied; established as a fact.
The dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
- Dan. ii. 45.
4.Actually existing; sure to happen; inevitable.
Death, as the Psalmist saith, is certain to all.
- Shak.
5.Unfailing; infallible.
6.Fixed or stated; regular; determinate.
The people go out and gather a certain rate every day.
- Ex. xvi. 4.
7.Not specifically named; indeterminate; indefinite; one or some; - sometimes used independenty as a noun, and meaning certain persons.
It came to pass when he was in a certain city.
- Luke. v. 12.
For certain
Of a certain
2.A certain number or quantity.
Adj.1.certain - definite but not specified or identified; "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 - having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured; "felt certain of success"; "was sure (or certain) she had seen it"; "was very sure in his beliefs"; "sure of her friends"
Synonyms: sure
incertain, uncertain, unsure - lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance; "uncertain of his convictions"; "unsure of himself and his future"; "moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps"; "an uncertain smile"; "touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers"
3.certain - established beyond doubt or question; definitely known; "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"
uncertain - not established beyond doubt; still undecided or unknown; "an uncertain future"; "a manuscript of uncertain origin"; "plans are still uncertain"; "changes of great if uncertain consquences"; "without further evidence his story must remain uncertain"
4.certain - certain to occur; destined or inevitable; "he was certain to fail"; "his fate is certain"; "In this life nothing is certain but death and taxes"- Benjamin Franklin; "he faced certain death"; "sudden but sure regret"; "he is sure to win"
Synonyms: sure
uncertain - not certain to occur; not inevitable; "everything is uncertain about the army"; "the issue is uncertain"
5.certain - established irrevocably; "his fate is sealed"
Synonyms: sealed
6.certain - capable of being depended on; "a quick and certain remedy"; "a sure way to distinguish the two"; "wood dust is a sure sign of termites"
Synonyms: sure
7.certain - exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance; "be certain to disconnect the iron when you are through"; "be sure to lock the doors"
Synonyms: sure
a, a certain, absolute, accurate, actual, adducible, admissible, agape, agog, all agog, an, anticipant, anticipating, anticipative, anticipatory, any, any one, apodictic, ascertained, atomic, attestative, attested, attestive, authentic, authenticated, awaiting, based on, believing, bound, categorically true, certified, changeless, circumstantial, clear, clear and distinct, clear as day, cocksure, composite, conclusive, concrete, confirmable, confirmed, constant, convinced, convincing, corroborated, covered, credible, cumulative, damning, decided, decisive, defined, demonstrable, demonstrated, dependable, destined, detailed, determinate, determinative, determined, devout, different, distinct, distinguished, divers, documentary, documented, dogmatic, doubtless, eager, effectual, either, ensured, esoteric, especial, established, evidential, evidentiary, ex parte, exceptional, exclusive, expectant, expecting, express, extraordinary, eye-witness, factual, faithful, fated, fateful, fideistic, final, firm, firsthand, forearmed, forestalling, forewarned, founded on, gaping, grounded on, guaranteed, hearsay, historical, hopeful, implicit, impressed with, in anticipation, in expectation, in the cards, incontestable, incontrovertible, indefeasible, indicative, indisputable, individual, indivisible, indubitable, ineluctable, ineludible, inescapable, inevasible, inexorable, infallible, inflexible, inner, insured, integral, intimate, invariable, irreducible, irrefutable, irresistible, irrevocable, lone, looking for, looking forward to, many, material, measured, minute, monadic, monistic, more, more than one, necessary, not in error, not singular, not surprised, noteworthy, numerous, nuncupative, objectively true, one, optimistic, overwhelming, perfectly sure, permanent, personal, persuaded, pietistic, pious, pistic, plausible, plural, pluralistic, plurative, precise, predestined, predetermined, prepared, presumptive, private, probative, provable, proved, quantified, quantitative, quantitive, quantized, ready, real, relentless, reliable, resistless, respective, sanguine, satisfied, secure, secured, set, settled, several, significant, simple, single, singular, sold on, sole, solid, solipsistic, solitary, some, special, specific, stable, standard, stated, steady, stipulated, substantiated, suggestive, sundry, sure as death, sure as fate, sure-enough, surefire, symptomatic, telling, traditional, true, true as gospel, trustworthy, truthful, unalterable, unambiguous, unanalyzable, unavoidable, unchanging, unconfuted, uncontestable, uncontrollable, undeflectable, undenied, under the impression, undisputed, undivided, undoubted, undoubtful, undoubting, unequivocal, unerring, unerroneous, unevadable, unfailing, unfallacious, unfalse, uniform, unique, unitary, univocal, unmistakable, unmistaken, unnamed, unpreventable, unquestionable, unquestioned, unrefuted, unspecified, unstoppable, unsurprised, unyielding, valid, validated, various, veracious, verifiable, verified, veritable, waiting, waiting for, warranted, watching for, weighty, well-grounded, whole, written
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