Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word sure. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in sure.
Definitions and meaning of sure
From Middle Englishsure, seur, sur, borrowed from Middle Frenchsur or Old Frenchseür, from Latinsēcūrus(“secure”, literally “carefree”), from sē-(“apart”) + cūra(“care”) (compare Old Englishorsorg(“carefree”), from or-(“without”) + sorg(“care”)). See cure. Doublet of secure and the now obsolete or dialectal sicker(“certain, safe”).
Displaced native Middle Englishwis, iwis(“certain, sure”) (from Old Englishġewis, ġewiss(“certain, sure”)), Middle Englishsiker(“sure, secure”) (from Old Englishsicor(“secure, sure”)) with which was cognate.
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(Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ʃʊə/, /ʃɔː/
Rhymes: -ʊə(r), -ɔː(r)
(General Australian, General New Zealand) IPA(key): /ʃoː/
(General American) IPA(key): /ʃʊəɹ/, /ʃɔɹ/, /ʃɝ/
(Canada) IPA(key): /ʃɔɹ/, /ʃɝ/
(obsolete) IPA(key): /sjʊəɹ/, /sjuːɹ/, /sɪʊ̯ɹ/
Homophones: shaw, Shaw(in some non-rhotic dialects); shore (in some dialects)
sure (comparativesurer, superlativesurest)
Physically secure and certain, non-failing, reliable.
Certain in one's knowledge or belief.
Certain to act or be a specified way.
(obsolete) Free from danger; safe; secure.
(obsolete) Betrothed; engaged to marry.
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The king was sure to Dame Elizabeth Lucy, and her husband before God.
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I presume […] that you had been sure as fast as faith could bind you, man and wife.
(secure and steadfast):certain, failsafe, reliable, sicker
(steadfast in one's knowledge or belief):certain, positive, wis
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sure (comparativemore sure, superlativemost sure)
(modal adverb) Without doubt, certainly.
Sure he's coming! Why wouldn't he?
"Did you kill that bear yourself?" ―"I sure did!"
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These high and gusty relishes of life, sure, Have no allayings of mortality in them.
Often proscribed in favor of surely. May be informal.
Yes. (Expresses noncommittal agreement or consent.)
Yes; of course.
(noncommittal yes):OK, yes
1996, T.F. Hoad, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology, Oxford University Press, →ISBN