We have sure proof of his innocence.
I am sure we will win the game.
A sure method.
A sure friend.
To be sure of one's facts.
A sure defeat.
A sure aim.
An example of sure is someone who's positive they're getting a job for which they interviewed.
Be sure to turn off the stove.
A sure victory for the team.
She is sure to succeed.
A sure grip on the suitcase.
A sure friend.
She is sure of her friends.
Be sure to lock the door when you leave.
I presume [...] that you had been sure as fast as faith could bind you, man and wife.
Sure to be elected.
- Certainly; unquestionably:We'll win for sure.
- To establish something without doubt; make certain:Make sure he writes it down.
- As one might have expected; certainly.
- Indeed; certainly.
- certain(ly); without doubt
- to be or cause to be certain
- certainly; without doubt
- surely; certainly
Other Word Forms
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of sure
- Middle English from Old French safe from Latin sēcūrus secure
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English sure, sur, from Middle French sur, from Old French seür, from Latin sÄ“cÅ«rus (“secure", literally “carefree"), from se (“apart") + cura (“care") (compare Old English orsorg (“carefree"), from or- (“without") + sorg (“care")). See cure. Displaced native Middle English wis, iwis (“certain, sure") (from Old English Ä¡ewis, Ä¡ewiss (“certain, sure")), Middle English siker (“sure, secure") (from Old English sicor (“secure, sure")).