secure Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb get by special effort
- He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed
verb cause to be firmly attached
- fasten the lock onto the door
- she fixed her gaze on the man
verb assure payment of
verb make certain of
insure; assure; ensure; guarantee.
- This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us
- Preparation will guarantee success!
verb fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug
plug; stop up.
- plug the hole
- stop up the leak
verb furnish with battens
batten; batten down.
- batten ships
adjective free from fear or doubt; easy in mind
- he was secure that nothing will be held against him
adjective free from danger or risk
- secure from harm
- his fortune was secure
- made a secure place for himself in his field
adjective not likely to fail or give way
- the lock was secure
- a secure foundation
- a secure hold on her wrist
adjective satellite immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with
unattackable; unassailable; impregnable; inviolable; strong.
- an impregnable fortress
- fortifications that made the frontier inviolable
- a secure telephone connection
adjective satellite financially sound
safe; good; dependable.
- a good investment
- a secure investment
Free from fear, care, or anxiety; easy in mind; not feeling suspicion or distrust; confident.
But thou, secure of soul, unbent with woes. DRyden.
Overconfident; incautious; careless; -- in a bad sense.Macaulay.
Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; -- commonly with of; as,. secureof a welcome
Confidence then bore thee on, secure Either to meet no danger, or to find Matter of glorious trial. Milton.
Net exposed to danger; safe; -- applied to persons and things, and followed by against or from."Secure from fortune's blows." Dryden. Syn. -- Safe; undisturbed; easy; sure; certain; assured; confident; careless; heedless; inattentive.
Se*cure" transitive verb
To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect.
I spread a cloud before the victor's sight, Sustained the vanquished, and secured his flight. Dryden.
To put beyond hazard of losing or of not receiving; to make certain; to assure; to insure; -- frequently with against or from, rarely with of; as, to. securea creditor against loss; to securea debt by a mortgage
It secures its possessor of eternal happiness. T. Dick.
To make fast; to close or confine effectually; to render incapable of getting loose or escaping; as, to. securea prisoner; to securea door, or the hatches of a ship
To get possession of; to make one's self secure of; to acquire certainly; as, to. securean estate
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