Definition of sure

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • sure is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 4
  • sure is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 4
  • sure is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 5

Definition of sure


  • having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured (adjective)

    Examples

    1. was sure (or certain) she had seen it
    2. was very sure in his beliefs
    3. sure of her friends

    Synonyms

    1. certain
  • certain to occur; destined or inevitable (adjective)

    Examples

    1. sudden but sure regret
    2. he is sure to win

    Synonyms

    1. certain
  • impossible to doubt or dispute (adjective)

    Examples

    1. indisputable (or sure) proof

    Synonyms

    1. indisputable
  • exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance (adjective)

    Examples

    1. be sure to lock the doors

    Synonyms

    1. certain
  • reliable in operation or effect (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a sure way to distinguish the two
    2. wood dust is a sure sign of termites

    Synonyms

    1. certain
  • (of persons) worthy of trust or confidence (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a sure (or trusted) friend

    Synonyms

    1. trusted
  • definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely') (adverb)

    Examples

    1. the results are surely encouraging
    2. it's going to be a good day for sure
    3. they thought he had been killed sure enough
    4. he'll win sure as shooting
    5. they sure smell good
    6. sure he'll come

    Synonyms

    1. certainly
    2. for certain
    3. for sure
    4. sure as shooting
    5. sure enough
    6. surely
  • certain not to fail (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a sure hand on the throttle
  • infallible or unfailing (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a sure (or true) sign of one's commitment
  • physically secure or dependable (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a sure footing
    2. was on sure ground

See definition of sure in Merriam Webster

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