Certain

Definition of Certain

Cer´tain
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.
However, I with thee have fixed my lot,
Certain to undergo like doom.
- Milton.
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.
Virtue that directs our ways
Through certain dangers to uncertain praise.
- Dryden.
Death, as the Psalmist saith, is certain to all.
- Shak.
5.Unfailing; infallible.
I have often wished that I knew as certain a remedy for any other distemper.
- Mead.
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.
About everything he wrote there was a certain natural grace und decorum.
- Macaulay.
For certain
assuredly.
Of a certain
certainly.
n.1.Certainty.
2.A certain number or quantity.
adv.1.Certainly.

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