What does definite mean?

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

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

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

  2. Definiteadjective

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

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

  3. Definiteadjective

    determined; resolved

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

  4. Definiteadjective

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

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

  5. Definitenoun

    a thing defined or determined

    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

How to pronounce definite?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Ralph Krueger:

    That’s our definite No. 1 goal is to get more than halfway into the season right in the middle of everything and then be one of the teams that rises to the top, we don’t expect to necessarily rise there right off the hop.

  2. Herbert Spencer:

    The more specific idea of Evolution now reached is -- a change from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity, accompanying the dissipation of motion and integration of matter.

  3. Eileen Caddy:

    The secret of making something work in your lives is, first of all, the deep desire to make it work: then the faith and belief that it can work: then to hold that clear definite vision in your consciousness and see it working out step by step, without one thought of doubt or disbelief.

  4. Mat Staver:

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

  5. Sydney McLaughlin:

    It's never definite for Team USA. There are a lot of great girls who can run, it's really exciting especially with (the) Tokyo (Olympics) next year that anybody can do this relay.

Images & Illustrations of definite

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. askant
    • B. sesquipedalian
    • C. currish
    • D. irascible

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