sure: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (shoor, shûr), [key]
— adj., adv. sur•er, sur•est,
  1. free from doubt as to the reliability, character, action, etc., of something: to be sure of one's data.
  2. confident, as of something expected: sure of success.
  3. convinced, fully persuaded, or positive: to be sure of a person's guilt.
  4. assured or certain beyond question: a sure victory.
  5. worthy of confidence; reliable; stable: a sure messenger.
  6. unfailing; never disappointing expectations: a sure cure.
  7. unerring; never missing, slipping, etc.: a sure aim.
  8. admitting of no doubt or question: sure proof.
  9. destined; bound inevitably; certain: sure death.
  10. secure; safe.
  11. to take care (to be or do as specified); be certain: Be sure to close the windows.
  12. as a certainty; surely: It's going to be a good day, for sure.
  13. to be or become absolutely certain: I'm calling to make sure that you remember to come.
  14. as might have been supposed; actually; certainly: Sure enough, the picnic was rained out.
  15. She sings well, to be sure, but she can't act.
    1. without doubt; surely; certainly.
    2. admittedly:She sings well, to be sure, but she can't act.
  1. certainly; surely: It sure is cold out. Sure, I'll come.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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