for certain

for certain
phrasal as a certainty ; assuredly <
the cause is not known for certain

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 — • for sure • 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 Certain.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • for certain — adverb definitely or positively ( sure is sometimes used informally for surely ) the results are surely encouraging she certainly is a hard worker it s going to be a good day for sure they are coming, for certain they thought he had been killed… …   Useful english dictionary

  • for certain — interjection definitely, positively, without doubt I would go to that concert for certain. Syn: certainly, for sure …   Wiktionary

  • for certain — without doubt, certainly, surely It is for certain that he will not be playing in the game tonight …   Idioms and examples

  • for certain — without any doubt. The only thing Jack could say for certain about Jill was that she was a complete mystery to him. Related vocabulary: you bet your sweet ass, you bet …   New idioms dictionary

  • for certain —  Certain. Certainly …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • for certain — without any doubt. → certain …   English new terms dictionary

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

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

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