Definitions for certainlyˈsɜr tn li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cer•tain•lyˈsɜr tn li(adv.)

  1. without doubt; assuredly:

    I'll certainly be there.

  2. yes, of course:

    Certainly, take the keys.

  3. surely; to be sure:

    She certainly is successful.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. surely, certainly, sure, for sure, for certain, sure enough, sure as shooting(adverb)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. certainly(adverb)ˈsɜr tn li

    without any doubt; = definitely

    It will certainly take more than a month.

  2. certainlyˈsɜr tn li

    with very little doubt

    a theory that is almost certainly correct

  3. certainlyˈsɜr tn li

    emphasizes the answer is "yes"

    "Could I try?" "Certainly!"


  1. certainly(Adverb)

    In a way which is certain; with certainty.

  2. certainly(Adverb)

    Without doubt, surely; of course.

  3. certainly(Adverb)

    An emphatic affirmative answer.

    Would you like it with ice? Certainly, and with lemon please.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Certainly(adverb)

    without doubt or question; unquestionably

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'certainly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #572

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'certainly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #323

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'certainly' in Adverbs Frequency: #71

Translations for certainly

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary



I can't come today, but I'll certainly come tomorrow.

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