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Sure Meaning & Definition
Sure Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Sure?

[adv] definitely or positively; "the results are surely encouraging"; "she certainly is a hard worker"; "it's going to be a good day for sure"; "they are coming, for certain"; "they thought he had been killed sure enough"; "he'll win sure as shooting"; (`sure' is used informally for `surely' as in"they sure smell good"; "sure he'll come")
[adj] exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance; "be certain to disconnect the iron when you are through"; "be sure to lock the doors"
[adj] impossible to doubt or dispute; "indisputable (or sure) proof"
[adj] having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured; "felt certain of success"; "was sure (or certain) she had seen it"; "was very sure in his beliefs"; "sure of her friends"
[adj] certain to occur; destined or inevitable; "he was certain to fail"; "his fate is certain"; "In this life nothing is certain but death and taxes"- Benjamin Franklin; "he faced certain death"; "sudden but sure regret"; "he is sure to win"
[adj] capable of being depended on; "a quick and certain remedy"; "a sure way to distinguish the two"; "wood dust is a sure sign of termites"
[adj] physically secure or dependable; "a sure footing"; "was on sure ground"
[adj] certain not to fail; "a sure hand on the throttle"
[adj] infallible or unfailing; "a sure (or true) sign of one's commitment"
[adj] (of persons) worthy of trust or confidence; "a sure (or trusted) friend"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Sure: bound(p) | careful | certain | certain(p) | certainly | confident(p) | convinced(p) | dependable | destined | doomed | fated | for certain | for sure | foreordained | in for(p) | indisputable | positive(p) | predestinate | predestined | reliable | secure | steady | sure as shooting | sure enough | surely | true | trusted | trustworthy | trusty

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See Also | predictable

Sure In Webster's Dictionary

\Sure\, a. [Compar. {Surer}; superl. {Surest}.] [OE. sur, OF. se["u]r, F. s[^u]r, L. securus; se aside, without + cura care. See {Secure}, and cf. {Assure}, {Insure}, {Sicker} sure.] 1. Certainly knowing and believing; confident beyond doubt; implicity trusting; unquestioning; positive. We are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. --Rom. ii. 2. I'm sure care 's an enemy of life. --Shak. 2. Certain to find or retain; as, to be sure of game; to be sure of success; to be sure of life or health. 3. Fit or worthy to be depended on; certain not to fail or disappoint expectation; unfailing; strong; permanent; enduring. ``His sure word.'' --Keble. The Lord will certainly make my lord a sure house; because my lord fighteth the battles of the Lord. --1 Sam. xxv. 28. The testimony of the Lord is sure. --Ps. xix. 7. Which put in good sure leather sacks. --Chapman. 4. Betrothed; engaged to marry. [Obs.] The king was sure to Dame Elizabeth Lucy, and her husband before God. --Sir T. More. I presume . . . that you had been sure as fast as faith could bind you, man and wife. --Brome. 5. Free from danger; safe; secure. Fear not; the forest is not three leagues off; If we recover that we are sure enough. --Shak. {To be sure}, or {Be sure}, certainly; without doubt; as, Shall you do? To be sure I shall. {To make sure}. (a) To make certain; to secure so that there can be no failure of the purpose or object. ``Make Cato sure.'' --Addison. ``A peace can not fail, provided we make sure of Spain.'' --Sir W. Temple. (b) To betroth. [Obs.] She that's made sure to him she loves not well. --Cotgrave. Syn: Certain; unfailing; infallible; safe; firm; permanent; steady; stable; strong; secure; indisputable; confident; positive.
\Sure\, adv. In a sure manner; safely; certainly. ``Great, sure, shall be thy meed.'' --Spenser. 'T is pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print. --Byron.

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