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"
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"
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"
physically secure or dependable
"a sure footing"; "was on sure ground"
reliable in operation or effect
"a quick and certain remedy"; "a sure way to distinguish the two"; "wood dust is a sure sign of termites"
(of persons) worthy of trust or confidence
"a sure (or trusted) friend"
infallible or unfailing
"a sure (or true) sign of one's commitment"
certain not to fail
"a sure hand on the throttle"
impossible to doubt or dispute
"indisputable (or sure) proof"
surely, certainly, sure, for sure, for certain, sure enough, sure as shooting(adverb)
definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely')
"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"; "they sure smell good"; "sure he'll come"
Physically secure and certain, non-failing, reliable.
Certain in one's knowledge or belief.
Certain to act or be a specified way.
Be sure to lock the door when you leave.
Yes, of course.
Origin: From sure, from sur, from seür, from securus, from se + (compare orsorg, from or + sorg). See cure. Displaced native wis (from gewiss), siker (from sicor).
certainly knowing and believing; confident beyond doubt; implicity trusting; unquestioning; positive
certain to find or retain; as, to be sure of game; to be sure of success; to be sure of life or health
fit or worthy to be depended on; certain not to fail or disappoint expectation; unfailing; strong; permanent; enduring
betrothed; engaged to marry
free from danger; safe; secure
in a sure manner; safely; certainly
"Sure" was the fifteenth single by the Japanese j-pop group Every Little Thing, released on February 16, 2000. It was used as the drama Virtual Girl's theme song.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
shōōr, adj. secure: fit to be depended on; certain: strong: confident beyond doubt.—advs. Sure, Surely, firmly, safely: certainly, assuredly.—adj. Sure′footed, walking firmly or securely: not liable to stumble.—adv. Surefoot′edly.—ns. Surefoot′edness; Sure′ness.—Sure enough, certainly.—Be sure, be certain, see to it; Have a sure thing (slang), to have a certainty; Make sure, to make certain; To be sure, without doubt. [O. Fr, seür (Fr. sûr)—L. securus—se-, apart from, cura, care.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'SURE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #448
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'SURE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #235
Rank popularity for the word 'SURE' in Adjectives Frequency: #33
The numerical value of SURE in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of SURE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull.
If someone offers to furnish a sure test, ask what the test was which made the sure test sure.
Incompetency begets incompetency. The last thing a guy who isn't sure of himself wants is a guy backing him up who is sure of himself.
We need to make sure the priorities are clear, make sure the supplies are going to be available, make sure the quality assurance is taken care of. The remedy has to work.
Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes.
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Translations for SURE
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- أكيد, طبعًاArabic
- segurCatalan, Valencian
- siwr, sicrWelsh
- ασφαλής, βέβαιοςGreek
- claro, por supuesto, seguroSpanish
- varma, tokiFinnish
- certain, sûr, sûre, bien sûrFrench
- dearfa, deimhinIrish
- deimhinn, cinnteachScottish Gaelic
- בטח, בטוחHebrew
- վստահ, անշուշտ, իհարկեArmenian
- certo, certa, sicuro, sicuraItalian
- 確か, もちろんJapanese
- დარწმუნებული, უთუოდ, სანდოGeorgian
- 확실, 물론Korean
- oczywiście, pewien, pewnie!, pewnyPolish
- tudo bem, certo, claro, tá, seguroPortuguese
- segir, sgür, sieir, siirRomansh
- cert, sigurRomanian
- конечно, уверенныйRussian
- sicuru, seguru, securu, siguruSardinian
- säker, jodå, självklartSwedish
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