Definitions for certainlyˈsɜr tn li
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cer•tain•lyˈsɜr tn li(adv.)
without doubt; assuredly:
I'll certainly be there.
yes, of course:
Certainly, take the keys.
surely; to be sure:
She certainly is successful.
Origin of certainly:
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
certainly(adverb)ˈsɜr tn li
without any doubt; = definitely
It will certainly take more than a month.
certainlyˈsɜr tn li
with very little doubt
a theory that is almost certainly correct
certainlyˈsɜr tn li
emphasizes the answer is "yes"
"Could I try?" "Certainly!"
In a way which is certain; with certainty.
Without doubt, surely; of course.
An emphatic affirmative answer.
Would you like it with ice? Certainly, and with lemon please.
without doubt or question; unquestionably
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'certainly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #572
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'certainly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #323
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.
- sekerlik, beslisAfrikaans
- certamentePortuguese (BR)
- určitě, jistěCzech
- helt sikkert; helt bestemtDanish
- حتماً؛ یقیناًFarsi
- निश्चित रूप सेHindi
- zacijelo, dakakoCroatian
- sikkert, bestemtNorwegian
- na pewnoPolish
- حتماً؛ یقیناًPersian
- de certezaPortuguese
- bestämt, otvivelaktigtSwedish
- mutlaka, kesinlikleTurkish
- 一定Chinese (Trad.)
- chắc chắnVietnamese
- 一定Chinese (Simp.)
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