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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
          • Be sure to keep your nose to the grindstone today; the suits are making a "surprise" visit to this department. ‎
          • That guy sure can hold a grudge when something goes wrong.
          • ake sure you understand this before the next class. — Will do, for sure.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Sure they sell the product, but do they provide support?
          • Sure they sell the product, but do they support it?
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • I'll take a stab at the answer, but I don't really know for 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
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            1. fr sure
            2. en surely
            3. en sure-fire
            4. en surer
            5. fr sures
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