HyperDic: definite

English > 2 senses of the word definite:
ADJECTIVEalldefiniteprecise
alldefiniteknown for certain
definite > pronunciation
Soundsdeh'fahnaht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > definite: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningprecise; explicit and clearly defined.
Examples
  • "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"
NarrowercertainDefinite but not specified or identified
decisiveunmistakable / unmistakable
distinct, decidedrecognizable
See alsoclearReadily apparent to the mind
definedclearly / clearly / clearly characterized or delimited
distinctEasy to perceive / perceive
explicit, expressedprecisely and clearly / clearly / clearly expressed or readily observable
Oppositeindefinitevague or not clearly / clearly / clearly defined or stated
Spanishdefinido, definitivo, fijo, preciso, seguro
Catalandefinitiu, fixe, segur
English > definite: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningknown for certain.
Example"it is definite that they have won"
BroadercertainEstablished beyond doubt or question
Nounsdefinitenessthe quality of being predictable with great confidence

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