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.
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.]