[ uh-shoo rd, uh-shurd ]
/ əˈʃʊərd, əˈʃɜrd /


guaranteed; sure; certain; secure: an assured income.
bold; confident; authoritative: His art was both assured and facile.
boldly presumptuous.
Chiefly British. insured, as against loss.


  1. the beneficiary under a policy.
  2. the person whose life or property is covered by a policy.

Nearby words

  1. assumptively,
  2. assur,
  3. assurance,
  4. assurbanipal,
  5. assure,
  6. assured tenancy,
  7. assuredly,
  8. assurgent,
  9. assurnasirpal ii,
  10. assyr.

Origin of assured

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at assure, -ed2

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for assuredly


/ (əˈʃʊəd) /


made certain; sure; guaranteed
mainly British insured, esp by a life assurance policy


mainly British
  1. the beneficiary under a life assurance policy
  2. the person whose life is insured
Derived Formsassuredly (əˈʃʊərɪdlɪ), adverbassuredness, noun

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Word Origin and History for assuredly



of persons, "confident, self-assured," late 14c., past participle adjective from assure. Related: Assuredly; assuredness.

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