(noun, adjective)


1. clearly defined or formulated

Similar word(s): explicit, expressed, unequivocal

2. of recognized authority or excellence

- the definitive work on Greece

Similar word(s): standard, authoritative

3. supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement

- a definitive verdict

Similar word(s): conclusive, determinate

Sentences with definitive as an adjective:

- a definitive word


1. (grammar) a word, such as a definite article or demonstrative pronoun, that defines or limits something

2. (philately) an ordinary postage stamp that is part of a series of all denominations or is reprinted as needed to meet demand