For certain, assuredly.Of a certain, certainly.

Syn. — Bound; sure; true; undeniable; unquestionable; undoubted; plain; indubitable; indisputable; incontrovertible; unhesitating; undoubting; fixed; stated.

(Cer"tain), n.

1. Certainty. [Obs.] Gower.

2. A certain number or quantity. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Cer"tain), adv. Certainly. [Obs.] Milton.

(Cer"tain*ly), adv. Without doubt or question; unquestionably.

(Cer"tain*ness), n. Certainty.

(Cer"tain*ty) n.; pl. Certainties [OF. certaineté.]

(Cer"tain) a. [F. certain, fr. (assumed) LL. certanus, fr. L. certus determined, fixed, certain, orig. p. p. of cernere to perceive, decide, determine; akin to Gr. to decide, separate, and to E. concern, critic, crime, riddle a sieve, rinse, v.]

1. Assured in mind; having no doubts; free from suspicions concerning.

To make her certain of the sad event.

I myself am certain of you.

2. Determined; resolved; — used with an infinitive.

However, I with thee have fixed my lot,
Certain to undergo like doom.

3. Not to be doubted or denied; established as a fact.

The dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
Dan. ii. 45.

4. Actually existing; sure to happen; inevitable.

Virtue that directs our ways
Through certain dangers to uncertain praise.

Death, as the Psalmist saith, is certain to all.

5. Unfailing; infallible.

I have often wished that I knew as certain a remedy for any other distemper.

6. Fixed or stated; regular; determinate.

The people go out and gather a certain rate every day.
Ex. xvi. 4.

7. Not specifically named; indeterminate; indefinite; one or some; — sometimes used independenty as a noun, and meaning certain persons.

It came to pass when he was in a certain city.
Luke. v. 12.

About everything he wrote there was a certain natural grace und decorum.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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