English adjective: sure
|1.||sure having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured|
|Samples||Felt certain of success.|
Was sure (or certain) she had seen it.
Was very sure in his beliefs.
Sure of her friends.
|Similar||confident, convinced, positive|
|Attribute||assurance, authority, certainty, confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence, sureness|
|Antonyms||incertain, uncertain, unsure|
|2.||sure exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance|
|Samples||Be certain to disconnect the iron when you are through.|
Be sure to lock the doors.
|3.||sure certain to occur; destined or inevitable|
|Samples||He was certain to fail.|
His fate is certain.
In this life nothing is certain but death and taxes.
He faced certain death.
Sudden but sure regret.
He is sure to win.
|Similar||bound, destined, doomed, fated, foreordained, in for, predestinate, predestined|
|4.||sure physically secure or dependable|
|Samples||A sure footing.|
Was on sure ground.
|5.||sure reliable in operation or effect|
|Samples||A quick and certain remedy.|
A sure way to distinguish the two.
Wood dust is a sure sign of termites.
|6.||sure (of persons) worthy of trust or confidence|
|Samples||A sure (or trusted) friend.|
|7.||sure infallible or unfailing|
|Samples||A sure (or true) sign of one's commitment.|
|8.||sure certain not to fail|
|Samples||A sure hand on the throttle.|
|9.||sure impossible to doubt or dispute|
|Samples||Indisputable (or sure) proof.|
English adverb: sure
|1.||sure definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely')|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||certainly, for certain, for sure, sure as shooting, sure enough, surely|