Simple Definition of definite
: said or done in a such way that others know exactly what you mean
: not likely to change : already set or decided
: confident or certain about doing something or that something will happen
Full Definition of definite
1 : having distinct or certain limits <set definite standards for pupils to meet>
3 : typically designating an identified or immediately identifiable person or thing <the definite article the>
4 a of floral organs : being constant in number, usually less than 20, and occurring in multiples of the petal number <stamens definite> b : cymose <a definite inflorescence>
Examples of definite
We'll need a definite answer by Tuesday.
The answer is a definite no.
I don't know anything definite yet.
The teacher sets definite standards for her students.
She seems to be pretty definite about leaving.
I am definite that we will win.
Origin of definite
Latin definitus, past participle of definire
First Known Use: 1553
Synonym Discussion of definite
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