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Definitions of sure

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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") Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. impossible to doubt or dispute; "indisputable (or sure) proof" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (of persons) worthy of trust or confidence; "a sure (or trusted) friend" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. physically secure or dependable; "a sure footing"; "was on sure ground" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. certain not to fail; "a sure hand on the throttle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. infallible or unfailing; "a sure (or true) sign of one's commitment" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. 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". Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. Certainly knowing and believing; confident beyond doubt; implicity trusting; unquestioning; positive. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Certain to find or retain; as, to be sure of game; to be sure of success; to be sure of life or health. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Fit or worthy to be depended on; certain not to fail or disappoint expectation; unfailing; strong; permanent; enduring. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. Betrothed; engaged to marry. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. Free from danger; safe; secure. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. In a sure manner; safely; certainly. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. Confident beyond doubt; as, I am sure it is true; certain; as, he is sure to succeed; reliable; as, this is a sure investment; firmly fixed; not likely to change or fail. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. Secure: fit to be depended on: certain: strong: confident beyond doubt. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. SURE, SURELY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Certain; absolutely confident; secure; unfailing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. Sureness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Not liable to change or failure. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Reliable; trust worthy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Cartain; positive. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Certainly knowing; perfectly confident; certain; secure; firm; not liable to fail; certain of obtaining. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. Certainly. To make sure, to make certain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. Certain; not liable to failure, loss, or change; firm; stable; free from doubt or danger. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. Certainly; without doubt. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. ["Towards a Broader Basis for Logic Programming", BharatJayaraman, TR CS Dept, SUNY Buffalo, 1990]. foldoc_fs
  31. sh[=oo]r, 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  32. Having or seeming to have adequate reason for belief, convinced of or (that), having certain prospect or confident anticipation or satisfactory knowledge of, free from doubts of, (are you s.?; you may be s. of his honesty, he is or that he is honest; he feels or is s. of success; I did not feel s. of my company, could not feel s. about it; if one could be s. of living to 70; I\'m sure I didn\'t mean to hurt you, form of asseveration; well, I\'m s. !, excl. of surprise); safe, reliable, trusty, unfailing, (sent it by a s. hand; put it in a s. place; a s. shot, marksman who never misses; a s. draw, covert certain to yield fox, remark &c. certain to draw person; s. card, scheme &c. certain to succeed; SLOW& s.; there is only one s. way; s.-footed, never stumbling or making false step lit. or fig.); to be relied on, certain, to do (is s. to turn out well; would be s. to dislike him); undoubtedly true or truthful (one thing is s.; to be s., formula of concession= to avoid overstatement, as t. b. s. she is not perfect, is pretty, also as excl. of surprise, as so it is, t. b. s.!, well, to be s.!; make s., ascertain absolutely that something is as supposed, take measures to secure that something is as desired; make s. of, establish the truth or ensure the happening of; also make s. of or that, have confident but often false anticipation of or that); hence sureness n. (Adv.): (archaic) I admit, you will admit, (\'tis pleasant, s., to see one\'s name in print); as certainly as (as s. as eggs is eggs, as s. gun, colloq. forms of asseveration); s. enough, in fact as well as in prospect (I said it would be, & s. e. it is), with practical certainty (he will come s. e.). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  33. adv. Certainly; without doubt; doubtless; surely. Cabinet Dictionary

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