What does SURE mean?

Definitions for SURE
ʃʊər, ʃɜrSURE

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word SURE.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. certain(p), sure(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"

  2. certain, sure(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"

  3. certain, sure(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"

  4. sure(adj)

    physically secure or dependable

    "a sure footing"; "was on sure ground"

  5. certain, sure(adj)

    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"

  6. sure, trusted(adj)

    (of persons) worthy of trust or confidence

    "a sure (or trusted) friend"

  7. sure(adj)

    infallible or unfailing

    "a sure (or true) sign of one's commitment"

  8. sure(adj)

    certain not to fail

    "a sure hand on the throttle"

  9. indisputable, sure(adverb)

    impossible to doubt or dispute

    "indisputable (or sure) proof"

  10. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. sure(Adverb)

    Without doubt.

    Etymology: 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).

  2. sure(Adjective)

    Physically secure and certain, non-failing, reliable.

    Etymology: 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).

  3. sure(Adjective)

    Certain in one's knowledge or belief.

    Etymology: 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).

  4. sure(Adjective)

    Certain to act or be a specified way.

    Be sure to lock the door when you leave.

    Etymology: 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).

  5. sure(Interjection)

    Yes, of course.

    Etymology: 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).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sure

    certainly knowing and believing; confident beyond doubt; implicity trusting; unquestioning; positive

  2. Sure

    certain to find or retain; as, to be sure of game; to be sure of success; to be sure of life or health

  3. Sure

    fit or worthy to be depended on; certain not to fail or disappoint expectation; unfailing; strong; permanent; enduring

  4. Sure

    betrothed; engaged to marry

  5. Sure

    free from danger; safe; secure

  6. Sure(adverb)

    in a sure manner; safely; certainly

Freebase

  1. Sure

    "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

  1. Sure

    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. securusse-, apart from, cura, care.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. sure

    See SHORE.

Editors Contribution

  1. sure

    To feel the truth with our heart, mind and soul.

    They both knew their wedding would go ahead and their love and unity is forever.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 22, 2020  
  2. sure

    To know with confidence.

    They were both sure they wanted to get married sooner than planned.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 17, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SURE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #448

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SURE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #235

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SURE' in Adjectives Frequency: #33

Anagrams for SURE »

  1. user

  2. rues

  3. ruse, Ruse

  4. Ruse

How to pronounce SURE?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say SURE in sign language?

  1. sure

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SURE in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SURE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of SURE in a Sentence

  1. Will Smith:

    You go out there and you make sure you have some fun.

  2. Transport Minister Lisa Raitt:

    Well my principle is we said we would make sure that a certain minimum amount of grain is moving, and we expect it to be moved, eventually they should pay the fine.

  3. Christopher Finazzo:

    We wanted to make sure we had something that lived up to the expectations of the Whopper, we've done sort of a blind taste test with our franchisees, with people in the office, with my partners on the executive team, and virtually nobody can tell the difference.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    I didn’t know he was doing that, to be honest with you. We are righteous in making sure there’s no coordination.

  5. Paul Auerbach:

    This is going to be a complicated rescue, it's manageable, but they have to be sure that these kids are physically capable of it and emotionally capable of it, as well.

Images & Illustrations of SURE

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