certain certain  /ˈsɜr tən/


  1. (adj) definite but not specified or identified
  2. (adj) having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured
  3. (adj) established beyond doubt or question; definitely known
  4. (adj) certain to occur; destined or inevitable
  5. (adj) established irrevocably
  6. (adj) reliable in operation or effect
  7. (adj) exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance




  1. The military is also given certain supervisory powers over the democratically elected leader.
  2. However, there are certain occupations in here that require much less education and training, and you could make a move into those.
  3. But also a certain recklessness.


  1. Jose Reyes injury: Blue Jays SS could return Thursday vs. Red Sox

    Anthopolous seemed certain that Reyes would certainly be back within the next week. The current plan for Reyes has him designated hitting for Triple-A Buffalo Sunday, then playing one more game for Buffalo before moving to Double-A New Hampshire on Monday.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  2. TRENTON: Council approves fireworks limit during certain hours

    TRENTON — A proposal to limit the use of fireworks during certain hours was approved by the City Council at Monday night’s meeting.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The News-Herald

  3. GE Healthcare Agrees to Acquire Certain Assets of Rayence, a Subsidiary of Vatech, Acknowledging Korea’s Technology in ...

    GE Healthcare today announced that it has agreed to acquire certain Mammography assets of Rayence, a subsidiary of Vatech Co Ltd , a Korean X-Ray manufacturer.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "I do believe that there will be certain assets that ...... we'll be able to recommend can be either redeployed or not deployed to the theater in the fall," General Petraeus, now the senior four-star general in Iraq, told the Senate Armed...
    on May 22, 2008 By: David Petraeus Source: Christian Science Monitor

  2. "What I want to do," Mr. Obama said, "is gather all the facts about any staff contacts that I might - may have - that may have taken place between the transition office and the governor's office." "But what I'm absolutely certain about...
    on Dec 12, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

  3. "I am absolutely certain he would have done many wonderful things in his life," Day-Lewis said.
    on Jan 27, 2008 By: Daniel Day-Lewis Source: Reuters Canada

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