What does definite mean?

Definitions for definite
ˈdɛf ə nɪtdef·i·nite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. definite(adj)

    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. definite(adj)

    known for certain

    "it is definite that they have won"

Wiktionary

  1. definite(Noun)

    Anything that is defined or determined.

  2. definite(Adjective)

    Having distinct limits.

  3. definite(Adjective)

    Free from any doubt.

  4. definite(Adjective)

    Designating an identified or immediately identifiable person or thing.

    the definite article

Webster Dictionary

  1. Definite(adj)

    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. Definite(adj)

    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. Definite(adj)

    determined; resolved

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

  4. Definite(adj)

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

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

  5. Definite(noun)

    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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say definite in sign language?

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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. John Lancaster Spalding:

    Do definite good first of all to yourself, then to definite persons.

  2. Thomas Huxley:

    Mathematics may be compared to a mill of exquisite workmanship, which grinds your stuff to any degree of fineness; but, nevertheless, what you get out depends on what you put in; and as the grandest mill in the world will not extract wheat flour from peas cods, so pages of formulae will not get a definite result out of loose data.

  3. Gil Robertson:

    It's a definite problem. You can walk across the campuses of all the studios and never really see anyone of color and it's something that the industry needs to correct.

  4. George Eliot:

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

  5. Richard Blumenthal:

    If you fail to be explicit and forthcoming and definite in your responses, we have to assume that you will pass the Trump litmus test.

Images & Illustrations of definite

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