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Definitions for definite
ˈdɛf ə nɪtdef·i·nite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. definiteadjective

    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"

  2. definiteadjective

    known for certain

    "it is definite that they have won"

Wiktionary

  1. definitenoun

    Anything that is defined or determined.

  2. definiteadjective

    Having distinct limits.

  3. definiteadjective

    Free from any doubt.

  4. definiteadjective

    Designating an identified or immediately identifiable person or thing.

    the definite article

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. DEFINITEadjective

    Etymology: from definitus, Latin.

    Hither to your arbour divers times he repaired, and here, by your means, had the sight of the goddess, who in a definite compass can set forth infinite beauty. Philip Sidney, b. i.

    Ideots, in this case of favour, would
    Be wisely definite. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    In a charge of adultery, the accuser ought to set forth, in the accusatory libel or inquisition, which succeeds in the place of accusation, some certain and definite time. John Ayliffe, Parerg.

  2. Definitenoun

    Thing explained or defined.

    Etymology: from the adjective.

    If these things are well considered, special bastardy is nothing else but the definition of the general; and the general, again, is nothing else but a definite of the special. John Ayliffe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Definiteadjective

    having certain or distinct; determinate in extent or greatness; limited; fixed; as, definite dimensions; a definite measure; a definite period or interval

  2. Definiteadjective

    having certain limits in signification; determinate; certain; precise; fixed; exact; clear; as, a definite word, term, or expression

  3. Definiteadjective

    determined; resolved

  4. Definiteadjective

    serving to define or restrict; limiting; determining; as, the definite article

  5. Definitenoun

    a thing defined or determined

  6. Etymology: [L. definitis, p. p. of definire: cf. F. dfini. See Define.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'definite' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3604

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'definite' in Adjectives Frequency: #735

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of definite in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of definite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of definite in a Sentence

  1. Henri-Frédéric Amiel:

    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.

  2. George Eliot:

    The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.

  3. Henri Frdric Amiel:

    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.

  4. Mat Staver:

    I think it’s hard for people to understand that, but there was a definite peace.

  5. James Grover Thurber:

    With sixty staring me in the face, I have developed inflammation of the sentence structure and definite hardening of the paragraphs.

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