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sure meaning

EN[ʃɔː]
US
WSure
  • Sure may refer to: Seemingly unrelated regressions Sure, as probability, see certainty Sure (brand), a brand of antiperspirant deodorant Sure (Cable & Wireless), a telephone company operating in the British Crown dependencies Stein's unbiased risk estimate (SURE), in estimation theory
  • AdjectiveCOMsurerCOMmore sureSUPsurestSUPmost surePREsur-SUF-ure
    1. Physically secure and certain, non-failing, reliable.
      1. This investment is a sure thing.   The bailiff had a sure grip on the prisoner's arm. ‎
    2. Certain in one's knowledge or belief.
      1. The Celebrity, by arts unknown, induced Mrs. Judge Short and two other ladies to call at Mohair on an afternoon when Mr. Cooke was trying a trotter on the track. The three returned wondering and charmed with Mrs. Cooke; they were sure she had had no hand in the furnishing of that atrocious house.
    3. Certain to act or be a specified way.
      1. Be sure to lock the door when you leave. ‎
    4. OBS Free from danger; safe; secure.
      1. OBS Betrothed; engaged to marry.
      2. AdverbCOMsurerCOMmore sureSUPsurestSUPmost sure
        1. (modal adverb) Without doubt.
          1. Sure he's coming! Why wouldn't he?
          2. "Did you kill that bear yourself? ―"I sure did!"
      3. Interjection
        1. Yes. (Expresses noncommittal agreement or consent.).
          1. "Do you want me to put this in the garage?" "Sure, go ahead." ‎
        2. Yes; of course.
          1. "Could you tell me where the washrooms are?" "Sure, they're in the corner over there." ‎
      4. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • He's aiming to be sure he hits the target on his first shot.
          • I am not sure how our "gentle-hearted" little girl will take the sight of the sheep's death, but when it happens she seems as matter-of-fact as the other two children.
          • Be sure to read the terms and conditions before signing. ‎
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Sure they sell the product, but do they support it?
          • Sure they sell the product, but do they provide support?
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • She sells sea shells by the sea shore, but the shells she sells aren't sea shells, I'm sure.
          • If mother finds out I broke the window, she'll give me Hail Columbia for sure!
          • Take a swipe at the answer, even if you're not sure.

      Meaning of sure for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "sure" is an adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, a sentence adverb. It's also an interjection.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Adverbs
            • Sentence adverbs
              • Modal adverbs
            • Interjections
            Difficultness: Level 1
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            Definiteness: Level 9
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            1. fr sure
            2. en surely
            3. en sure-fire
            4. en surer
            5. fr sures
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