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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Uncertain  \Un*cer"tain\,  a.  [Pref.  un-  +  certain.  Cf 
  {Incertain}.] 
  1.  Not  certain;  not  having  certain  knowledge;  not  assured  in 
  mind;  distrustful.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Man,  without  the  protection  of  a  superior  Being  .  . 
  .  is  uncertain  of  everything  that  he  hopes  for 
  --Tillotson. 
 
  2.  Irresolute;  inconsonant;  variable;  untrustworthy;  as  an 
  uncertain  person;  an  uncertain  breeze. 
 
  O  woman!  in  our  hours  of  ease,  Uncertain,  coy,  and 
  hard  to  please!  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  3.  Questionable;  equivocal;  indefinite;  problematical.  ``The 
  fashion  of  uncertain  evils.''  --Milton. 
 
  From  certain  dangers  to  uncertain  praise.  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  Not  sure  liable  to  fall  or  err;  fallible. 
 
  Soon  bent  his  bow,  uncertain  in  his  aim  --Dryden. 
 
  Whistling  slings  dismissed  the  uncertain  stone. 
  --Gay. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Precarious}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Uncertain  \Un*cer"tain\,  v.  t.  [1st  pref.  un-  +  certain;  or  fr 
  uncertain,  a.] 
  To  make  uncertain.  [Obs.]  --Sir  W.  Raleigh. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  uncertain 
  adj  1:  lacking  or  indicating  lack  of  confidence  or  assurance; 
  "uncertain  of  his  convictions";  "unsure  of  himself  and 
  his  future";  "moving  with  uncertain  (or  unsure) 
  steps";  "an  uncertain  smile";  "touched  the  ornaments 
  with  uncertain  fingers"  [syn:  {unsure},  {incertain}] 
  [ant:  {certain(p)},  {certain(p)}] 
  2:  not  established  beyond  doubt;  still  undecided  or  unknown; 
  "an  uncertain  future";  "a  manuscript  of  uncertain  origin"; 
  "plans  are  still  uncertain";  "changes  of  great  if 
  uncertain  consquences";  "without  further  evidence  his 
  story  must  remain  uncertain"  [ant:  {certain(p)}] 
  3:  not  firm  or  secure;  "balancing  three  boxes  in  an  uncertain 
  pile" 
  4:  not  established  or  confirmed;  "his  doom  is  as  yet  unsealed" 
  [syn:  {unsealed}]  [ant:  {sealed}] 
  5:  not  certain  to  occur;  not  inevitable;  "everything  is 
  uncertain  about  the  army";  "the  issue  is  uncertain"  [ant: 
  {certain}] 
  6:  subject  to  change;  "a  changeable  climate";  "the  weather  is 
  uncertain";  "unsettled  weather  with  rain  and  hail  and 
  sunshine  coming  one  right  after  the  other"  [syn:  {changeable}, 
  {unsettled}] 
  7:  not  safe  from  danger  or  mishap;  "faced  an  uncertain  future"; 
  "an  unsure  existence"  [syn:  {unsure}] 
  8:  not  consistent  or  dependable;  "an  uncertain  recollection  of 
  events";  "a  gun  with  a  rather  uncertain  trigger" 
  9:  especially  in  the  negative  "no  uncertain,"  as  in  "spoke  in 
  no  uncertain  terms" 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Uncertain,  TX  (city,  FIPS  74240) 
  Location:  32.70856  N,  94.12249  W 
  Population  (1990):  194  (148  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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