precise; explicit and clearly defined
"I want a definite answer"; "a definite statement of the terms of the will"; "a definite amount"; "definite restrictions on the sale of alcohol"; "the wedding date is now definite"; "a definite drop in attendance"
known for certain
"it is definite that they have won"
Anything that is defined or determined.
Having distinct limits.
Free from any doubt.
Designating an identified or immediately identifiable person or thing.
the definite article
having certain or distinct; determinate in extent or greatness; limited; fixed; as, definite dimensions; a definite measure; a definite period or interval
having certain limits in signification; determinate; certain; precise; fixed; exact; clear; as, a definite word, term, or expression
serving to define or restrict; limiting; determining; as, the definite article
a thing defined or determined
Origin: [L. definitis, p. p. of definire: cf. F. dfini. See Define.]
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'definite' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3604
Rank popularity for the word 'definite' in Adjectives Frequency: #735
The numerical value of definite in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of definite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The euro zone economy is showing definite signs of life.
Do definite good first of all to yourself, then to definite persons.
Do definite good; first of all to yourself, then to definite persons.
They tried to influence me and, what's more, made me a definite proposition, that I should change my rhetoric and relationship to the occupation of Crimea, but I gave a clear 'no.'.
Learn to limit yourself, to content yourself with some definite thing, and some definite work dare to be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not and to believe in your own individuality.
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