What does SURE mean?

Definitions for SUREʃʊər, ʃɜr

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"


  1. sure(Adverb)

    Without doubt.

  2. sure(Adjective)

    Physically secure and certain, non-failing, reliable.

  3. sure(Adjective)

    Certain in one's knowledge or belief.

  4. sure(Adjective)

    Certain to act or be a specified way.

    Be sure to lock the door when you leave.

  5. sure(Interjection)

    Yes, of course.

  6. 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).

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


  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.]

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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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jesse Edgerton:

    We're not sure why.

  2. Steve Warren:

    It was Iraqi for sure.

  3. Mike Palmer:

    We can't know for sure.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    We don't know for sure.

  5. Richard Vegh:

    That is a reality for sure.

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