sure-footed

  • 1 sure-footed — [shoor′foot′id] adj. 1. not likely to stumble, slip, or fall 2. not likely to err; skillful, competent, etc.: Also written surefooted sure footedly adv. sure footedness n. * * * sure foot·ed or sure·foot·ed ( …

    Universalium

  • 2 Sure-footed — Sure foot ed, a. Not liable to stumble or fall; as, a sure footed horse. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 sure-footed — [shoor′foot′id] adj. 1. not likely to stumble, slip, or fall 2. not likely to err; skillful, competent, etc.: Also written surefooted sure footedly adv. sure footedness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 sure-footed — sure foot|ed [ ,ʃur futəd ] adjective 1. ) good at walking or climbing and unlikely to fall 2. ) going ahead confidently in a situation that needs skill or good judgment: The whole department admired her sure footed approach to the problem …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5 sure-footed — ► ADJECTIVE 1) unlikely to stumble or slip. 2) confident and competent …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 sure-footed — also surefooted 1) ADJ GRADED A person or animal that is sure footed can move easily over steep or uneven ground without falling. My horse is small but wiry and sure footed. 2) ADJ GRADED If someone is sure footed, they are confident in what they …

    English dictionary

  • 7 sure-footed — UK [ˌʃɔː(r) ˈfʊtɪd] / US [ˌʃʊr ˈfʊtəd] adjective 1) good at walking or climbing and unlikely to fall 2) going ahead confidently in a situation that needs skill or good judgment The whole department admired her sure footed approach to the problem …

    English dictionary

  • 8 sure-footed — adjective Date: 1633 not liable to stumble, fall, or err • sure footedly adverb • sure footedness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 sure-footed — adjective 1》 unlikely to stumble or slip. 2》 confident and competent. Derivatives sure footedly adverb sure footedness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 10 sure-footed — /ˈʃɔ fʊtəd/ (say shaw footuhd) adjective 1. not liable to stumble, slip, or fall. 2. proceeding surely; unerring. –sure footedly, adverb –sure footedness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 11 sure-footed — [ˌʃɔː ˈfʊtɪd] adj 1) good at walking or climbing and unlikely to fall 2) dealing with a situation confidently and skilfully …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 12 sure-footed — adjective 1. not liable to error in judgment or action most surefooted of the statesmen who dealt with the depression Walter Lippman demonstrates a surefooted storytelling talent Michiko Kakutani • Syn: ↑confident, ↑surefooted • Similar to:… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 13 sure´-foot´ed|ness — sure foot|ed «SHUR FUT ihd», adjective. not liable to stumble, slip, or fall: »The elephant is a sure footed animal Figurative. The new salesman proved to be sure footed and reliable. –sure´ foot´ed|ly, adverb. –sure´ foot´ed|ness, noun …

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  • 14 sure´-foot´ed|ly — sure foot|ed «SHUR FUT ihd», adjective. not liable to stumble, slip, or fall: »The elephant is a sure footed animal Figurative. The new salesman proved to be sure footed and reliable. –sure´ foot´ed|ly, adverb. –sure´ foot´ed|ness, noun …

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  • 15 sure-foot|ed — «SHUR FUT ihd», adjective. not liable to stumble, slip, or fall: »The elephant is a sure footed animal Figurative. The new salesman proved to be sure footed and reliable. –sure´ foot´ed|ly, adverb. –sure´ foot´ed|ness, noun …

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  • 16 sure — c.1300, safe, secure, later mentally certain (mid 15c.), from O.Fr. sur, seur safe, secure, from L. securus free from care, untroubled, heedless, safe (see SECURE (Cf. secure)). Pronunciation development followed that of SUGAR (Cf. sugar). As an… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 17 sure — adj. & adv. adj. 1 having or seeming to have adequate reason for a belief or assertion. 2 (often foll. by of, or that + clause) convinced. 3 (foll. by of) having a certain prospect or confident anticipation or satisfactory knowledge of. 4… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 -footed — [[t] f ʊtid[/t]] COMB in ADJ footed combines with words such as heavy or light to form adjectives which indicate how someone moves or walks. → See also , flat footed, sure footed ...a slim, light footed little man... He was a nimble footed boy of …

    English dictionary

  • 19 footed — adjective (in combination) having a specified form of foot e.g. sure footed …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 sure-footedly — adverb see sure footed …

    New Collegiate Dictionary


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