Definition of definite noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdefɪnət//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdefɪnət//
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[singular] (informal) something that you are certain about or that you know will happen; somebody who is sure to do something ‘We're moving our office to Glasgow.’ ‘That's a definite, is it?’ ‘Is Sarah coming to the party?’ ‘Yes, she's a definite.’ Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin definitus ‘defined, set within limits’, past participle of definire, from de- (expressing completion) + finire ‘finish’.
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