What does certificate mean?

Definitions for certificate
sərˈtɪf ɪ kɪt; -ˌkeɪtcer·tifi·cate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. certificate, certification, credential, credentialsnoun

    a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts

  2. security, certificateverb

    a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends

    "he held several valuable securities"

  3. certificateverb

    present someone with a certificate

  4. certificateverb

    authorize by certificate


  1. certificatenoun

    A document containing a certified statement.

  2. certificatenoun

    A document evidencing ownership or debt.

  3. certificatenoun

    The information needed in order to verify a positive answer to a problem.

  4. certificateverb

    To supply with a certificate, especially following certification

Webster Dictionary

  1. Certificatenoun

    a written testimony to the truth of any fact; as, certificate of good behavior

    Etymology: [See Certify.]

  2. Certificatenoun

    a written declaration legally authenticated

    Etymology: [See Certify.]

  3. Certificateverb

    to verify or vouch for by certificate

    Etymology: [See Certify.]

  4. Certificateverb

    to furnish with a certificate; as, to certificate the captain of a vessel; a certificated teacher

    Etymology: [See Certify.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Certificate

    sėr-tif′i-kāt, n. a written declaration of some fact: a testimonial of character or definite statement of qualifications.—v.t. to give a certificate.—ns. Certificā′tion; Certif′icatory, a certificate—also adj.n. Cer′tifier, one who certifies.—v.t. Cer′tify, to make known as certain: to inform: to declare in writing:—pr.p. cer′tifying; pa.p. cer′tified. [Fr. certificat—L. certificāre, certus, and facĕre, to make.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. certificate

    A voucher or written testimony to the truth of any statement. An attestation of servitude, signed by the captain, is given with all discharges of men in the navy.

Editors Contribution

  1. certificate

    A type of electronic document showing proof of completed education, skill, training or qualification.

    The company requested all certificates of completed training are uploaded onto the MDF.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'certificate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3428

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'certificate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4089

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'certificate' in Nouns Frequency: #1179

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of certificate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of certificate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of certificate in a Sentence

  1. Barack Obama:

    No one is happier—no one is prouder—to put this birth certificate matter to rest than The Donald, and that’s because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter: Like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?

  2. Ryan Pack:

    Marriage: What is marriage? Marriage is just a bond between two people. The task you perform when your married are the same task you perform when your not married, so is there really any reason to get married, no. Its just something people do for attention and entertainment. People are too unstable and unpredictable, you never know if the person you want to marry is good or bad. I don't think marriage is safe, I don't think its worth the risk. You never know how its going to end, in success or tragedy. You could become a victim of violence, you could end up in the courtroom for years arguing over who gets custody of the children, how much your going to pay in child support, how much your going to pay in alimony, and who gets what possessions. It's stressful and a waste of your life. You don't need a marriage certificate, a wedding dress, a fancy, expensive ring, a big ceremony, or a honeymoon to show your loyalty, respect, and love to someone. Qualities like loyalty, respect, and love come from always doing what's just, not from getting married and having children.

  3. Lynn Lunsford:

    Pilots have two certificates, a medical certificate and an airman certificate. In cases such as that, we typically take separate action to revoke their certificates, after revocation, pilots must wait at least one year to reapply and must start over from the beginning, first earning a private certificate, then an instrument rating and so on.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    I determine to stand with the state security and stability, not the idiots and servants of the state since this feeling defines, and pictures my patriotism. Thus, it requires not a certificate of whatever force.

  5. Bill de Blasio:

    Transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers deserve the right to choose how they identify and to live with respect and dignity, new York City respects your gender identity and the right to have it affirmed on your birth certificate.

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