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Is sure a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word sure is a Scrabble US word. The word sure is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

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Yes. The word sure is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

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Valid words made from Sure

You can make 20 words from 'sure' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'sure'

RUES 4RUSE 4
SUER 4SURE 4
URES 4USER 4

3 letters words from 'sure'

ERS 3RES 3
RUE 3SER 3
SUE 3SUR 3
URE 3USE 3

2 letters words from 'sure'

ER 2ES 2
RE 2UR 2
US 2 

All 4 letters words made out of sure

sure usre srue rsue urse ruse suer user seur esur uesr eusr sreu rseu seru esru resu ersu ures rues uers eurs reus erus

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

sure

Alternative forms

  • sho
  • sho'

Etymology

From Middle English sure, seur, sur, from Middle French sur or Old French seür, from Latin sēcūrus (secure, literally carefree), from sē- (apart) + cūra (care) (compare Old English orsorg (carefree), from or- (without) + sorg (care)). See cure. Doublet of secure and the now obsolete or dialectal sicker (certain, safe).

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)) with which was cognate.

This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ʃʊə/, /ʃɔː/, /ʃɜː/
  • (General Australian, General New Zealand) IPA(key): /ʃoː/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ʃʊɹ/, /ʃɔɹ/, /ʃɝ/
  • (Canada) IPA(key): /ʃɔɹ/, /ʃɝ/
  • (obsolete) IPA(key): /sjʊəɹ/, /sjuːɹ/, /sɪʊ̯ɹ/
  • Rhymes: -ʊə(ɹ), -ɔː(ɹ)
  • Homophones: shaw, Shaw (in non-rhotic dialects with the horse-hoarse merger), shore (with the cure-force merger), show (in non-rhotic with the dough-door merger)

Adjective

sure (comparative surer, superlative surest)

  1. Physically secure and certain, non-failing, reliable.
  2. Certain in one's knowledge or belief.
    She is sure of herself.
    He was sure of being a finalist.
    They weren't sure who would attend.
    You seemed sure that the car was his.
  3. (followed by a to infinitive) Certain to act or be a specified way.
  4. (obsolete) Free from danger; safe; secure.
  5. (obsolete) Betrothed; engaged to marry.
    • c. 1513-1518 (probably date written, published after 1535) Thomas More, History of King Richard III
      The king was sure to Dame Elizabeth Lucy, and her husband before God.
    • 1632, Richard Brome, The Northern Lass
      I presum'd [] [that] you had been sure, as fast as faith could bind you, man and wife.

Synonyms

  • (secure and steadfast): certain, failsafe, reliable, sicker
  • (steadfast in one's knowledge or belief): certain, positive, wis

Derived terms

  • for sure
  • sure as hell
  • surely
  • sure up

Pages starting with “sure”.

Descendants

  • Irish: siúráil
  • Welsh: siwr

Translations

Adverb

sure (comparative more sure, superlative most sure)

  1. (modal adverb) Without doubt, certainly.
    Sure he's coming! Why wouldn't he?
    "Did you kill that bear yourself?" ―"I sure did!"
    • 1802, Charles Lamb, John Woodvil
      These high and gusty relishes of life, sure,
      Have no allayings of mortality in them.
  2. (archaic) Without fail, surely.

Usage notes

  • Often proscribed in favor of surely. May be informal.

Interjection

sure

  1. Yes, expressing noncommittal agreement or consent.
  2. Yes; of course.
  3. You're welcome; polite response to being thanked.

Synonyms

  • (noncommittal yes): OK, yes

Translations

References

  • 1996, T.F. Hoad, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology, Oxford University Press, →ISBN

Anagrams

  • ERUs, Ersu, Reus, Rues, Ruse, US'er, rues, ruse, suer, ures, user

Danish

Adjective

sure

  1. inflection of sur:
    1. definite singular
    2. plural

Finnish

Verb

sure

  1. Indicative present connegative form of surra.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of surra.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of surra.

Anagrams

  • resu, seur.

French

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -yʁ

Adjective

sure

  1. feminine singular of sur

Adjective

sure

  1. Alternative spelling of sûre

Anagrams

  • rues
  • ruse, rusé
  • suer
  • user

Further reading

  • “sure”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old French seür, from Latin sēcūrus. Doublet of siker.

Alternative forms

  • sur, seur, seure, sewre, sewr, sewere, suer, suere, soure, suir, sere, sore

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɛu̯r/, /siu̯r/, /suːr/

Adjective

sure (comparative seurer)

  1. safe, protected (not dangerous or harmful)
  2. fortified, well-defended, protected; especially religiously
  3. sure, certain, confirmed
  4. sure-minded (certain of one's intent)
  5. reliable, of good quality
  6. sound, sturdy, hardy
Derived terms
  • surely
  • surement
  • suren
  • surenes
  • surete
Descendants
  • English: sure
    • Irish: siúráil
    • Welsh: siwr
  • Scots: shuir
References
  • “seur, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-04-21.

Adverb

sure

  1. sure, surely, with no doubt or uncertainty
  2. entirely, wholly, fully
  3. While protecting something, with protection
  4. With a tight grasp or grip
Descendants
  • English: sure
  • Scots: shuir
References
  • “seur, adv.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-04-21.

Etymology 2

Verb

sure

  1. Alternative form of suren

Etymology 3

Noun

sure

  1. Alternative form of sire

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From Arabic سُورَة(sūra, chapter of the Qur'an).

Alternative forms

  • sura

Noun

sure m (definite singular suren, indefinite plural surer, definite plural surene)

  1. (Islam) a sura (any of the 114 chapters of the Qur'an)

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Adjective

sure

  1. definite singular of sur
  2. plural of sur

References

  • “sure” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • “sure” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).

Anagrams

  • ruse, suer, ures

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Arabic سُورَة(sūra, chapter of the Qur'an).

Alternative forms

  • sura

Noun

sure m (definite singular suren, indefinite plural surar, definite plural surane)

  1. (Islam) a sura (any of the 114 chapters of the Qur'an)

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Adjective

sure

  1. definite singular of sur
  2. plural of sur

References

  • “sure” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • ruse, suer

Old English

Etymology

From Germanic, related to sūr (sour).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsuː.re/

Noun

sūre f

  1. sorrel

Pali

Alternative forms

Noun

sure

  1. vocative singular of surā (a class of liquor)

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsure/

Adjective

sure

  1. inflection of sur:
    1. genitive/dative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/genitive/dative feminine/neuter plural

Swedish

Adjective

sure

  1. absolute definite natural masculine singular of sur.

Turkish

Etymology

From Arabic سُورَة(sūra).

Noun

sure (definite accusative sureyi, plural sureler)

  1. sura

Declension


Source: wiktionary.org
  • SURDITY, deafness.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)