What does the word definitive mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Definitively.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Definitiveness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Sharply defining or limiting; explicit; positive.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A word that defines or limits.

Usage examples for definitive

  1. Volumes have been written about " Jim Lane," but the last definitive word as to his character is yet to be uttered. – The Struggle for Missouri by John McElroy
  2. Not having practiced in the humid tropics myself, I have no definitive answer about this. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  3. It was there firmly imagined that no definitive measures would be taken, either with respect to a peace or filling the vacancy in the nizamut, before our arrival,- as the 'Lapwing' arrived in the month of January with your general letter, and the appointment of a committee with express powers to that purpose, for the successful exertion of which the happiest occasion now offered. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke