guar·​an·​teed | \ ˌger-ən-ˈtēd How to pronounce guaranteed (audio) , ˌgär-, ˌga-rən- also ˈger-ən-ˌtēd or ˈgär-ən-, ˈga-rən- \

Definition of guaranteed

1 : assured with a guarantee (see guarantee entry 2 sense 3) : protected or promised by a guarantee a guaranteed annual wage a guaranteed loan In some California locales … public-safety workers can pull down truly swank livings, given their salaries, health benefits and guaranteed pension payouts.— Amanda Ripley
2 : certain to have a specified result or effect … the structural imbalance between rich cities and poor countrysides produces economic relations guaranteed to bring out the worst in people.— Raj Patel She transforms the discussion of ideas into a gratuitous spectacle of anger and aggression guaranteed to elevate the Nielsen ratings …— Daniel Harris

First Known Use of guaranteed

1735, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About guaranteed

Time Traveler for guaranteed

Time Traveler

The first known use of guaranteed was in 1735

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near guaranteed



guaranteed annual wage

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for guaranteed

Cite this Entry

“Guaranteed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for guaranteed



English Language Learners Definition of guaranteed

: protected or promised by a guarantee
: certain to happen or to do something


Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!