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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sure /ˈʃʊr, ||ˈʃor/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sure a. [Compar. Surer superl. Surest.]
 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. Certain to find or retain; as, to be sure of game; to be sure of success; to be sure of life or health.
 3. Fit or worthy to be depended on; certain not to fail or disappoint expectation; unfailing; strong; permanent; enduring. “His sure word.”
    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.
 4. 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.
 5. 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sure adv. In a sure manner; safely; certainly. “Great, sure, shall be thy meed.”
    'T is pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print.   --Byron.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [syn: certain(p)]
             [ant: uncertain, uncertain]
      2: 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" [syn: certain]
      3: 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" [syn: certain] [ant: uncertain]
      4: physically secure or dependable; "a sure footing"; "was on
         sure ground"
      5: 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" [syn: certain]
      6: (of persons) worthy of trust or confidence; "a sure (or
         trusted) friend" [syn: trusted]
      7: infallible or unfailing; "a sure (or true) sign of one's
      8: certain not to fail; "a sure hand on the throttle"
      9: impossible to doubt or dispute; "indisputable (or sure)
         proof" [syn: indisputable]
      adv : 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 killed sure
            enough"; "he'll win sure as shooting"; "they sure smell
            good"; "sure he'll come" [syn: surely, certainly, for
            sure, for certain, sure enough, sure as shooting]