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.
Syn: -- Bound; sure; true; undeniable; unquestionable; undoubted; plain; indubitable; indisputable; incontrovertible; unhesitating; undoubting; fixed; stated.
adv : definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used
informally for `surely'); "the results are surely
encouraging"; "she certainly is a hard worker"; "it's
going to be a good day for sure"; "they are coming, for
certain"; "they thought he had been killed sure
enough"; "he'll win sure as shooting"; "they sure smell
good"; "sure he'll come" [syn: surely, certainly, sure,
for sure, sure enough, sure as shooting]