Words nearby certain
Idioms for certain
Origin of certain
British Dictionary definitions for for certain
- known but not specified or namedcertain people may doubt this
- (as pronoun; functioning as plural)certain of the members have not paid their subscriptions
Word Origin for certain
Idioms and Phrases with for certain (1 of 2)
Also, for sure. Without doubt. For example, I can't tell for certain if this is the right color, or I know for sure that she has a new car. The first term dates from the early 1300s. The variant, dating from the late 1500s, is also used colloquially to express agreement or assert the truth of a statement, as in Mary is really bossy.—That's for sure, or Are you coming to the party?—For sure I am.
Idioms and Phrases with for certain (2 of 2)
see for certain.