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SURE, a. shure. [L. assevero, and to be connected with swear, and perhaps with L. verus; s being the remains of a prefix.]

1. Certain; unfailing; infallible.

The testimony of the Lord is sure. Ps.19.

We have also a more sure word of prophecy. 2 Pet.1.

2. Certainly knowing, or having full confidence.

We are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth-- Rom.2.

Now we are sure that thou knowest all things. John 16.

3. Certain; safe; firm; permanent.

Thy kingdom shall be sure to thee. Dan.4.

4. Firm; stable; steady; not liable to failure, loss or change; as a sure covenant. 2 Sam. 23. Neh.9. Is.28.

The Lord will make my lord a sure house. 1 Sam.25.

So we say, to stand sure, to be sure of foot.

5. Certain of obtaining or of retaining; as, to be sure of game; to be sure of success; to be sure of life or health.

6. Strong; secure; not liable to be broken or disturbed.

Go your way, make it as sure as ye can. Math.27.

7. Certain; not liable to failure. The income is sure.

To be sure, or be sure, certainly. Shall you go? be sure I shall.

To make sure, to make certain; to secure so that there can be no failure of the purpose or object.

Make sure of Cato.

A peace cannot fail, provided we make sure of Spain.

Give all diligence to make your calling and election sure. 2 Pet. 1.

SURE, adv. Certainly; without doubt; doubtless.

Sure the queen would wish him still unknown.

[But in this sense, surely is more generally used.]




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SURE, a. shure. [L. assevero, and to be connected with swear, and perhaps with L. verus; s being the remains of a prefix.]

1. Certain; unfailing; infallible.

The testimony of the Lord is sure. Ps.19.

We have also a more sure word of prophecy. 2 Pet.1.

2. Certainly knowing, or having full confidence.

We are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth-- Rom.2.

Now we are sure that thou knowest all things. John 16.

3. Certain; safe; firm; permanent.

Thy kingdom shall be sure to thee. Dan.4.

4. Firm; stable; steady; not liable to failure, loss or change; as a sure covenant. 2 Sam. 23. Neh.9. Is.28.

The Lord will make my lord a sure house. 1 Sam.25.

So we say, to stand sure, to be sure of foot.

5. Certain of obtaining or of retaining; as, to be sure of game; to be sure of success; to be sure of life or health.

6. Strong; secure; not liable to be broken or disturbed.

Go your way, make it as sure as ye can. Math.27.

7. Certain; not liable to failure. The income is sure.

To be sure, or be sure, certainly. Shall you go? be sure I shall.

To make sure, to make certain; to secure so that there can be no failure of the purpose or object.

Make sure of Cato.

A peace cannot fail, provided we make sure of Spain.

Give all diligence to make your calling and election sure. 2 Pet. 1.

SURE, adv. Certainly; without doubt; doubtless.

Sure the queen would wish him still unknown.

[But in this sense, surely is more generally used.]


SURE, a. [shure; Fr. sûr, seur; Arm. sur; Norm. seor, seur. In G. zwar signifies indeed, to be sure, it is true; which leads me to suspect sure to be contracted from the root of sever, in L. assevero, and to be connected with swear and perhaps with L. verus; s being the remains of a prefix. But sure may be a contraction of L. securus.]

  1. Certain; unfailing; infallible The testimony of the Lord is sure. – Ps. xix. We have also a more sure word of prophecy. – 2 Pet i.
  2. Certainly knowing; or having full confidence. We are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth. – Rom. ii. Now we are sure that thou knowest all things. – John xvi.
  3. Certain; safe; firm; permanent. Thy kingdom shall be sure to thee. – Dan. iv.
  4. Firm; stable; steady; not liable to failure, loss or change; as, a sure covenant. – 2 Sam. xxiii. Neh. ix. Is. xxviii. The Lord will make my lord a sure house. – 1 Sam. xxv. So we say, to stand sure, to be sure of foot.
  5. Certain of obtaining or of retaining; as, to be sure of game; to be sure of success; to be sure of life or health.
  6. Strong; secure; not liable to be broken or disturbed. Go your way, make it as sure as ye can. – Matth. xxvii.
  7. Certain; not liable to failure. The income is sure. To be sure, or be sure, certainly. Shall you go? be sure I shall. To make sure, to make certain; to secure so that there can be no failure of the purpose or object. Make sure of Cato. – Addison. A peace can not fail, provided we make sure of Spain. – Temple. Give all diligence to make your calling and election sure. – 2 Pet. i.

SURE, adv.

Certainly; without doubt; doubtless. Sure the queen would wish him still unknown. – Smith. [But in this sense, surely is more generally used.]


Sure
  1. Certainly knowing and believing; confident beyond doubt; implicity trusting; unquestioning; positive.

    We are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. Rom. ii. 2.

    I'm sure care 's an enemy of life. Shak.

  2. In a sure manner; safely; certainly.

    "Great, sure, shall be thy meed." Spenser.

    'T is pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print. Byron.

  3. Certain to find or retain; as, to be sure of game; to be sure of success; to be sure of life or health.
  4. Fit or worthy to be depended on; certain not to fail or disappoint expectation; unfailing; strong; permanent; enduring.

    "His sure word." Keble.

    The Lord will certainly make my lord a sure house; because my lord fighteth the battles of the Lord. 1 Sam. xxv. 28.

    The testimony of the Lord is sure. Ps. xix. 7.

    Which put in good sure leather sacks. Chapman.

  5. Betrothed; engaged to marry.

    [Obs.]

    The king was sure to Dame Elizabeth Lucy, and her husband before God. Sir T. More.

    I presume . . . that you had been sure as fast as faith could bind you, man and wife. Brome.

  6. Free from danger; safe; secure.

    Fear not; the forest is not three leagues off;
    If we recover that we are sure enough.
    Shak.

    -- To be sure, or Be sure, certainly; without doubt; as, Shall you do? To be sure I shall. -- To make sure. (a) To make certain; to secure so that there can be no failure of the purpose or object. "Make Cato sure." Addison. "A peace can not fail, provided we make sure of Spain." Sir W. Temple. (b) To betroth. [Obs.]

    She that's made sure to him she loves not well. Cotgrave.

    Syn. -- Certain; unfailing; infallible; safe; firm; permanent; steady; stable; strong; secure; indisputable; confident; positive.

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Sure

SURE, adjective shure. [Latin assevero, and to be connected with swear, and perhaps with Latin verus; s being the remains of a prefix.]

1. Certain; unfailing; infallible.

The testimony of the Lord is sure Psalms 19:7.

We have also a more sure word of prophecy. 2 Peter 1:10.

2. Certainly knowing, or having full confidence.

We are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth-- Romans 2:2.

Now we are sure that thou knowest all things. John 16:30.

3. Certain; safe; firm; permanent.

Thy kingdom shall be sure to thee. Daniel 4:26.

4. Firm; stable; steady; not liable to failure, loss or change; as a sure covenant. 2 Samuel 23:5. Nehemiah 9:38. Isaiah 28:16.

The Lord will make my lord a sure house. 1 Samuel 25:28.

So we say, to stand sure to be sure of foot.

5. Certain of obtaining or of retaining; as, to be sure of game; to be sure of success; to be sure of life or health.

6. Strong; secure; not liable to be broken or disturbed.

Go your way, make it as sure as ye can. Math.27.

7. Certain; not liable to failure. The income is sure

To be sure or be sure certainly. Shall you go? be sure I shall.

To make sure to make certain; to secure so that there can be no failure of the purpose or object.

Make sure of Cato.

A peace cannot fail, provided we make sure of Spain.

Give all diligence to make your calling and election sure 2 Peter 1:10.

SURE, adverb Certainly; without doubt; doubtless.

SURE the queen would wish him still unknown.

[But in this sense, surely is more generally used.]

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