for certain


for certain
phrasal as a certainty ; assuredly <
the cause is not known for certain
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • For certain — Certain 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • for certain — See: FOR SURE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • Certain — 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.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • certain — /serr tn/, adj. 1. free from doubt or reservation; confident; sure: I am certain he will come. 2. destined; sure to happen (usually fol. by an infinitive): He is certain to be there. 3. inevitable; bound to come: They realized then that war was… …   Universalium

  • for sure — or[for certain] {adv. phr.} 1. Without doubt; certainly; surely. * /He couldn t tell for sure from a distance whether it was George or Tom./ * /He didn t know for certain which bus to take./ * /I know for certain that he has a car./ 2. {slang}… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for sure — or[for certain] {adv. phr.} 1. Without doubt; certainly; surely. * /He couldn t tell for sure from a distance whether it was George or Tom./ * /He didn t know for certain which bus to take./ * /I know for certain that he has a car./ 2. {slang}… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • certain — See: FOR SURE or FOR CERTAIN …   Dictionary of American idioms


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