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Definitions of secure

  1. make certain of; "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. furnish with battens; of ships Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure investment" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. able to withstand attack; "an impregnable fortress"; "fortifications that made the frontier inviolable" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. remote from any source of danger; "the children are out of danger here" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug; "plug the hole"; "stop up the leak" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. get by special effort; "He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss; "the most protected spot I could find" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. assure payment of Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. free from fear or doubt; easy in mind; "secure himself, he went out of his way to help others" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. free from danger or risk; "secure from harm"; "his fortune was secure"; "made a secure place for himself in his field" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. not likely to fail or give way; "the lock was secure"; "a secure foundation"; "a secure hold on her wrist" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. furnish with battens; "batten ships" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. Free from fear, care, or anxiety; easy in mind; not feeling suspicion or distrust; confident. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. 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
  18. To get possession of; to make one's self secure of; to acquire certainly; as, to secure an estate. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Overconfident; incautious; careless; - in a bad sense. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. 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
  21. Net exposed to danger; safe; - applied to persons and things, and followed by against or from. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. 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
  23. Free from fear or danger; safe; protected; confident; assured: with of. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. To make safe; protect; guarantee; make fast; gain possession of; put beyond chance of losing or not receiving; as, to secure oneself against loss: insure. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. Securely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. 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.
  27. To make safe: to render certain: to guarantee: to fasten. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. SECURENESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Free from fear; safe; incautious; fast. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. To make safe or certain; guarantee; fasten. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. To protect; guarantee; fasten; close. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. To obtain; acquire. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Guarded against danger. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. Overconfident; incautious. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. Overconfident; incautious; careless; -- in a bad sense. mso.anu.edu.au
  40. Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; -- commonly with of; as, secure of a welcome. mso.anu.edu.au
  41. Net exposed to danger; safe; -- applied to persons and things, and followed by against or from. mso.anu.edu.au
  42. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  43. Overconfident; incautious; careless; in a bad sense. dictgcide_fs
  44. Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; commonly with of; as, secure of a welcome. dictgcide_fs
  45. Not exposed to danger; safe; applied to persons and things, and followed by against or from. dictgcide_fs
  46. 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. dictgcide_fs
  47. s[=e]-k[=u]r', adj. without care or anxiety, careless (B.): free from fear or danger: safe: confident: incautious: in safe keeping: of such strength as to ensure safety.--v.t. to make safe: to guard from danger: to seize and confine: to get hold of: to make one's self master of: (obs.) to plight or pledge: to render certain: to guarantee: to fasten.--adj. SEC[=U]R'ABLE, that may be secured.--n. SECUR'ANCE, assurance, confirmation.--adv. SEC[=U]RE'LY.--ns. SEC[=U]RE'MENT; SEC[=U]RE'NESS; SEC[=U]R'ER, one who, or that which, secures or protects; SEC[=U]R'ITAN, one who dwells in fancied security; SEC[=U]R'ITY, state of being secure: freedom from fear: carelessness: protection: certainty: a pledge: (pl.) bonds or certificates in evidence of debt or property.--SECURE ARMS, to guard the firearms from becoming wet. [L. securus--se- (for sine), without, cura, care.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  48. Untroubled by danger or apprehension (a quiet s. existence; dwell s.), (archaic) confident or unsuspecting (a s. fool, dupe &c.; the s. hope of salvation); safe against attack, impregnable; reliable, certain not to fail or give way, (a s. foundation, fastening, foothold, grasp); (usu. pred.) in safe keeping, firmly fastened, (have got him s.; are you sure it is s.?); having sure prospect of, safe against or from, (s. of victory; s. against assault; s. from interruption); hence securely adv. (Vb) fortify (town, harbour, &c., usu. with wall &c.); confine, enclose, fasten, or close, securely (s. prisoner, valuables, buckle, window; s. vein &c. in surgery, compress to prevent bleeding; s. arms mil., hold rifles with lock in armpit to guard from rain); guarantee, make safe against loss, (loan secured on landed property &c.; how can I s. myself against the consequences?; to s. the labourer the or in the fruits of his labour); succeed in getting, obtain, (esp. something coveted or competed for, as have secured front places, a first-class cook, the prize, my ends); hence securable a. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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