from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Firm or determined; unwavering.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Firm, unyielding, determined.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a decided purpose; determined; resolved; fixed in a determination; hence, bold; firm; steady.
- adj. Convinced; satisfied; sure.
- adj. Resolving, or explaining.
- n. One who is resolute; hence, a desperado.
- n. Redelivery; repayment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Separated; loose; broken up; dissolved.
- Convinced; satisfied; certain.
- Resolving; convincing; satisfying.
- Having a fixed resolve; determined; hence, bold; firm; steady; constantin pursuing a purpose.
- Synonyms Decided, fixed, unshaken, unwavering, stanch, undaunted, steadfast; the place of resolute among such words is determined by its fundamental idea, that of a fixed will or put pose, and its acquired idea, that of a firm front and bold action presented to opposers or resistors. It is therefore a high word in the field of will and courage. See decision.
- n. A resolute or determined person.
- n. Repayment; redelivery.
- n. In mathematics, the specifically directed component of a vector.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by quickness and firmness
- adj. firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination
Middle English, dissolved, dissolute, from Latin resolūtus, relaxed, past participle of resolvere, to relax, untie; see resolve.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin resolutus (past participle of resolvō). (Wiktionary)