a mountain pass in E Mexico between Veracruz and Jalapa: defeat of Mexican troops by U.S. troops 1847.
a mountain pass in E Mexico, between Veracruz and Jalapa: site of a battle in the Mexican War (1847) in which American forces under General Scott decisively defeated the Mexicans
certificate. certification. certified. certify. noun (informal) something that is a certainty, esp a horse that is certain to win a race (esp in the phrase a dead cert) colloquial abbreviation of certain or certainty, attested from 1889. Computer Emergency Response Team certain certainly certificate certified certiorari
free from doubt or reservation; confident; sure: I am certain he will come. destined; sure to happen (usually followed by an infinitive): He is certain to be there. inevitable; bound to come: They realized then that war was certain. established as true or sure; unquestionable; indisputable: It is certain that he tried. fixed; agreed upon; […]
with certainty; without doubt; assuredly: I’ll certainly be there. yes, of course: Certainly, take the keys. surely; to be sure: He certainly is successful. adverb with certainty; without doubt: he certainly rides very well sentence substitute by all means; definitely: used in answer to questions adv. c.1300, in all main modern senses, from certain + […]
the state of being certain. something certain; an assured fact. for / of a certainty, certainly; without a doubt: I suspect it, but I don’t know it for a certainty. noun (pl) -ties the condition of being certain something established as certain or inevitable for a certainty, without doubt n. c.1300, certeynte, “surety, pledge,” from […]