Phonetics. voiceless (opposed to sonant).
Mathematics. (of a quantity) not capable of being expressed in rational numbers; irrational.
Phonetics. a voiceless consonant (opposed to sonant).
Mathematics. a surd quantity.
(maths) an expression containing one or more irrational roots of numbers, such as 2√3 + 3√2 + 6
(phonetics) a voiceless consonant, such as (t)
of or relating to a surd
- Sure as fuck
- Sure as hell
sure as fuck
- Sure as shooting
sure as God made little green apples sure as shooting Most certainly, as in It’s going to snow tonight, sure as shooting, or That grizzly is sure as shooting going to make dinner out of us. This idiom has replaced the older sure as a gun, dating from the mid-1600s, a time when guns fired […]
- Sure cure
A remedy that won’t fail, as in Hard work is a sure cure for brooding. Originating in the late 1800s as an advertising slogan (Dr. Keck’s Sure Cure for Catarrh; first recorded in 1881), this rhyming phrase was soon extended to other matters.