something that is or is supposed to be a certain success, as a bet or a business venture:
He thinks that real estate is a sure thing.
something assured; certainty:
It’s a sure thing that he’ll refuse to cooperate.
surely; for sure; O.K.
(sentence substitute) (mainly US) all right! yes indeed! used to express enthusiastic assent
something guaranteed to be successful
sure as you’re a foot high
a sure thing. A certainty, as in Making the bestseller list has been a sure thing for Stephen King. This usage originally alluded to a bet that one could not lose. [ First half of 1800s ]
Yes indeed, certainly, as in Are you coming tonight?—Sure thing! This use of the idiom as an interjection dates from the late 1800s.
noun, plural sureties. 1. security against loss or damage or for the fulfillment of an obligation, the payment of a debt, etc.; a pledge, guaranty, or bond. 2. a person who has made himself or herself responsible for another, as a sponsor, godparent, or bondsman. 3. the state or quality of being sure. 4. certainty. […]
noun, Law. 1. the relationship between the surety, the principal debtor, and the creditor.
noun 1. the swell of the sea that breaks upon a shore or upon shoals. 2. the mass or line of foamy water caused by the breaking of the sea upon a shore, especially a shallow or sloping shore. verb (used without object) 3. to ride a surfboard. 4. to float on the crest of […]
noun 1. the outer face, outside, or exterior boundary of a thing; outermost or uppermost layer or area. 2. any face of a body or thing: the six surfaces of a cube. 3. extent or area of outer face; superficial area. 4. the outward appearance, especially as distinguished from the inner nature: to look below […]