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Meaning & Definition of Sure in English

English

Sure

/ʃʊr/

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • certain(p)
  • ,
  • sure

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • certain
  • ,
  • sure

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • certain
  • ,
  • sure

4. Physically secure or dependable

  • "A sure footing"
  • "Was on sure ground"
    synonym:
  • sure

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • certain
  • ,
  • sure

6. (of persons) worthy of trust or confidence

  • "A sure (or trusted) friend"
    synonym:
  • sure
  • ,
  • trusted

7. Infallible or unfailing

  • "A sure (or true) sign of one's commitment"
    synonym:
  • sure

8. Certain not to fail

  • "A sure hand on the throttle"
    synonym:
  • sure

9. Impossible to doubt or dispute

  • "Indisputable (or sure) proof"
    synonym:
  • indisputable
  • ,
  • sure

adverb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • surely
  • ,
  • certainly
  • ,
  • sure
  • ,
  • for sure
  • ,
  • for certain
  • ,
  • sure enough
  • ,
  • sure as shooting

Examples of using

"How soon can you land?" "I can't tell." "You can tell me. I'm a doctor." "No, I mean I'm just not sure!" "Can't you take a guess?" "Well, not for another two hours." "You can't take a guess for another two hours?"
I'm not sure if it's love.
I'm sure that I'll miss her a lot.