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Dictionary definition for: Sure

1. (a) having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured; "felt certain of success" "was sure (or certain) she had seen it" "was very sure in his beliefs" "sure of her friends"

2. (r) definitely or positively (`sure" is sometimes used informally for "surely'') "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 kille

3. (s) exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance; "be certain to disconnect the iron when you are through" "be sure to lock the doors"

4. (a) certain to occur; destined or inevitable; "he was certain to fail" "his fate is certain" "In this life nothing is certain but death and taxes"- Benjamin Franklin; "he faced certain death" "sudden but sure regret" "he is sure to win"

5. (s) physically secure or dependable; "a sure footing" "was on sure ground"

6. (s) capable of being depended on; "a quick and certain remedy" "a sure way to distinguish the two" "wood dust is a sure sign of termites"

7. (s) (of persons) worthy of trust or confidence; "a sure (or trusted) friend"

8. (s) infallible or unfailing; "a sure (or true) sign of one''s commitment"

9. (s) certain not to fail; "a sure hand on the throttle"

10. (s) impossible to doubt or dispute; "indisputable (or sure) proof"

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