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Definitions of secure

  1. To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To get possession of; to make one's self secure of; to acquire certainly; as, to secure an estate. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To make safe: to render certain: to guarantee: to fasten. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To make safe or certain; guarantee; fasten. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To protect; guarantee; fasten; close. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To obtain; acquire. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug; "plug the hole"; "stop up the leak" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. get by special effort; "He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. assure payment of Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. To guard effectually from danger; to make safe; to ensure the payment of a debt, or the fulfilment of a bond; to make certain; to confine effectually; to insure; to make fast. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. To protect; to render safe; to put beyond hazard or doubt; to make certain; to fasten, as a door. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. SECURENESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Securely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. remote from any source of danger; "the children are out of danger here" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. free from fear or doubt; easy in mind; "secure himself, he went out of his way to help others" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. free from danger or risk; "secure from harm"; "his fortune was secure"; "made a secure place for himself in his field" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. not likely to fail or give way; "the lock was secure"; "a secure foundation"; "a secure hold on her wrist" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. furnish with battens; "batten ships" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. Free from fear, care, or anxiety; easy in mind; not feeling suspicion or distrust; confident. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Overconfident; incautious; careless; - in a bad sense. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; - commonly with of; as, secure of a welcome. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Net exposed to danger; safe; - applied to persons and things, and followed by against or from. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Free from fear or danger; safe; protected; confident; assured: with of. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. Without care or anxiety, careless, so in B.: free from fear or danger: safe: confident: incautious. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Free from fear; safe; incautious; fast. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. Guarded against danger. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Overconfident; incautious. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Free from danger of being taken; free from fear or danger; safe; undisturbed; unalarmed; confident; careless; certain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. Free from danger, or the apprehension of it; protected; safe; confident; not vigilant; careless. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for secure

  1. We live in a wonderful age- wonderful in the fact that life and liberty are fairly secure wonderful in freedom of conscience. – Editorials-from-the-Hearst-Newspapers by Brisbane, Arthur
  2. I would do anything that a man can do to secure it. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
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