Definitions for: Secure


[adj] kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss; "the most protected spot I could find"
[adj] remote from any source of danger; "the children are out of danger here"
[adj] free from fear or doubt; easy in mind; "secure himself, he went out of his way to help others"
[adj] free from danger or risk; "secure from harm"; "his fortune was secure"; "made a secure place for himself in his field"
[adj] not likely to fail or give way; "the lock was secure"; "a secure foundation"; "a secure hold on her wrist"
[adj] financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure investment"
[adj] able to withstand attack; "an impregnable fortress"; "fortifications that made the frontier inviolable"
[v] make certain of; "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!"
[v] furnish with battens; of ships
[v] cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
[v] fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug; "plug the hole"; "stop up the leak"
[v] get by special effort; "He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"
[v] assure payment of



Webster (1913) Definition: Se*cure", a. [L. securus; pref. se- without + cura
care. See Cure care, and cf. Sure, a.]
1. Free from fear, care, or anxiety; easy in mind; not
feeling suspicion or distrust; confident.

But thou, secure of soul, unbent with woes.
--DRyden.

2. Overconfident; incautious; careless; -- in a bad sense.
--Macaulay.

3. Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having
reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; -- commonly
with of; as, secure of a welcome.

Confidence then bore thee on, secure Either to meet
no danger, or to find Matter of glorious trial.
--Milton.

4. 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", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Secured; p. pr. & vb.
n. Securing.]
1. 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.

2. 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 secure a creditor
against loss; to secure a debt by a mortgage.

It secures its possessor of eternal happiness. --T.
Dick.

3. To make fast; to close or confine effectually; to render
incapable of getting loose or escaping; as, to secure a
prisoner; to secure a door, or the hatches of a ship.

4. To get possession of; to make one's self secure of; to
acquire certainly; as, to secure an estate.

Secure arms (Mil.), a command and a position in the manual
of arms, used in wet weather, the object being to guard
the firearm from becoming wet. The piece is turned with
the barrel to the front and grasped by the right hand at
the lewer band, the muzzle is dropped to the front, and
the piece held with the guard under the right arm, the
hand supported against the hip, and the thumb on the
rammer.

Synonyms: assure, assured, bastioned, batten, batten down, battlemented, bonded, burglarproof, certified, covert, dependable, ensure, established, fail-safe, fasten, firm, fix, fortified, good, guarantee, guaranteed, impregnable, in safe custody(p), insure, inviolable, moated, out of danger(p), plug, procure, promised, protected, safe, safe-deposit, safety-deposit, secured, sheltered, shielded, snug, sound, steady, stop up, stormproof, strong, sure, tight, tightened, unafraid, unassailable, unattackable, untroubled, warranted, weatherproof

Antonyms: insecure, unfasten, unprotected, unsafe

See Also: anchor, attach, bandage, bar, beef up, belay, belt, berth, bight, bind, bitt, brad, brooch, buckle, button, cable, cast anchor, cement, certify, chain, chink, chock, cinch, clamp, clasp, cleat, clinch, close, coapt, copyright, cork, cork up, cramp, crank, deposit, drop anchor, engage, enlist, enter, entrench, fill, fill up, fixed, fortify, garter, girth, ground, grout, guarantee, hang, hang up, hasp, hook, infix, insert, intrench, introduce, invulnerable, joggle, joint, latch, lock, lock up, lodge, make, moor, noose, obtain, patent, picket, pin, rig, rivet, rope up, run up, screw, secure, sew, sew together, spike, stake, staple, stay, stick, stitch, stopper, stopple, strap, strengthen, string, suborn, tack, tampon, tie, tie up, toggle, velcro, vouch, wedge, wire, zip, zip up, zipper

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