Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To fix the boundaries of; to mark off and separate.
determinedthe times before appointed.
Acts xvii. 26.
To set bounds to; to fix the determination of; to limit; to bound; to bring to an end; to finish.
The knowledge of men hitherto hath been
determinedby the view or sight.
Now, where is he that will not stay so long
Till his friend sickness hath
Till his friend sickness hath
To fix the form or character of; to shape; to prescribe imperatively; to regulate; to settle.
The character of the soul is
determinedby the character of its God.
Something divinely beautiful . . . that at some time or other might influence or even
determineher course of life.
To fix the course of; to impel and direct; – with a remoter object preceded by to;
as, another’s will.
determinedme to this course
To ascertain definitely; to find out the specific character or name of; to assign to its true place in a system;
determinean unknown or a newly discovered plant or its name
To bring to a conclusion, as a question or controversy; to settle authoritative or judicial sentence; to decide;
as, the court has.
To resolve on; to have a fixed intention of; also, to cause to come to a conclusion or decision; to lead;
determinedhim to go immediately
To define or limit by adding a differentia.
To ascertain the presence, quantity, or amount of;
determinethe parallax; to
determinethe salt in sea water.
To come to an end; to end; to terminate.
He who has vented a pernicious doctrine or published an ill book must know that his life
determineon future contingencies.
To come to a decision; to decide; to resolve; – often with on.“Determine on some course.”
He shall pay as the judges
Ex. xxi. 22.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To end; particularly, to end by the decision or conclusion of a cause, or of a doubtful or controverted point; applicable to the decisions of the mind, or to judicial decisions. We say, I had determined this question in my own mind; the court has determined the cause.
2.To end and fix; to settle ultimately; as, this event determined his fate.
3.To fix on; to settle or establish; as, to determine the proper season for planting seeds.
God--hath determined the times before appointed. Acts 17.
4.To end; to limit; to bound; to confine. Yonder hill determines our view. Knowledge is determined by the sight.
5.To give a direction to; to influence the choice; that is, to limit to a particular purpose or direction; as, this circumstance determined him to the study of law. Also, to give a direction to material bodies in their course; as, impulse may determine a moving body to this or that point.
6.To resolve, that is, to end or settle a point in the mind, as in Definition first.
I determined this with myself. 2 Corinthians 2.
Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus. Acts 20.
7.To destroy. [Not used.]
8.To put an end to; as, to determine a will.
9.To settle or ascertain, as something uncertain.
The character of the soul is determined by the character of its God.
1.To resolve; to conclude; to come to a decision.
He shall pay as the judges determine. Exodus 21.
It is indifferent how the learned shall determine concerning this matter.
2.To end; to terminate. The danger determined by the death of the conspirators. Revolutions often determine in setting up tyranny at home, or in conquest from abroad.
Some estates may determine, on future contingencies.