- (secure and steadfast): certain, failsafe, reliable
- (steadfast in one's knowledge or belief): certain, positive, wis
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From Middle English sure, sur from Middle French sur from Old French seür from Latin sēcūrus (“secure”) "carefree" from se + cura ("apart" + "care", compare Old English orsorg "carefree" < or + sorg "without" + "care"). See cure. Displaced native Middle English wis, iwis "certain, sure" (from Old English ġewis, ġewiss "certain, sure"), Middle English siker "sure, secure" (from Old English sicor "secure, sure").
- (RP) IPA: /ʃʊə(ɹ)/, SAMPA: /SU@(r)/
- Rhymes: -ʊə(r)
- (GenAm) IPA: /ʃʊɹ/, /ʃɔɹ/, /ʃɝ/, SAMPA: /SUr/
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- (Australia) IPA: /ʃɔ/, SAMPA: /So:/
- Homophones: shaw, Shaw (in some non-rhotic dialects); shore (in some dialects)
- 1996, T.F. Hoad, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192830988
- definite and plural of sur
- indicative present connegative form of surra
- singular imperative present form of surra
- singular imperative present connegative form of surra
- feminine form of sur
From Germanic, related to sūr (“sour”).
- IPA: /ˈsuːre/
- Inflected form of sur
- absolute definite natural masculine form of sur.
From Arabic سورة (sūra).