- First Reference: Genesis 28:11
- Last Reference: Jude 1:4
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H1400 Used 2 times
- H259 Used 9 times
- H3045 Used 3 times
- H3330 Used 1 time
- H3559 Used 2 times
- H376 Used 14 times
- H6256 Used 1 time
- H6422 Used 1 time
- G1212 Used 1 time
- G1520 Used 2 times
- G3391 Used 4 times
- G5100 Used 111 times
1. Sure; true; undoubted; unquestionable; that cannot be denied; existing in fact and truth.
The dream is certain and the interpretation sure. Daniel 2:45.
2. Assured in mind; having no doubts; followed by of, before a noun.
However I with thee have fixed my lot,
CERTAIN to undergo like doom of death,
Consort with thee.
To make her certain of the sad event.
3. Unfailing; always producing the intended effect; as, we may have a certain remedy for a disease.
4. Not doubtful or casual; really existing.
Virtue that directs our ways
Through certain dangers to uncertain praise.
5. Stated; fixed; determinate; regular.
Ye shall gather a certain rate every day. Exodus 16:4.
There came a certain poor widow. Mark 12:1.
In the plural number, a particular part or number; some; an indefinite part, number, or quantity. Hanani came, he and certain men of Judah. I mourned certain days. Nehemiah 1:2. 6.
In the latter sense, it is used as a noun; as, certain also of your own poets have said. Acts 17:5.
1. Without doubt or question; in truth and fact.
CERTAINLY this was a righteous man. Luke 23:47.
2. Without failure.
He said, I will certainly return to thee. Genesis 18:10.
CERTAINNESS, noun Certainty, which see.
1. A fixed or real state; truth; fact.
Know for a certainty that the Lord your God will no more drive out these nations. Joshua 23:13. Luke 1:4.
2. Full assurance of mind; exemption from doubt.
CERTAINTY is the perception of the agreement or disagreement of our ideas.
3. Exemption from failure; as the certainty of an event, or of the success of a medicine.
The certainty of punishment is the truest security against crimes.
4. Regularity; settled state.