secure, unafraid, untroubled(adj)
free from fear or doubt; easy in mind
"he was secure that nothing will be held against him"
free from danger or risk
"secure from harm"; "his fortune was secure"; "made a secure place for himself in his field"
not likely to fail or give way
"the lock was secure"; "a secure foundation"; "a secure hold on her wrist"
impregnable, inviolable, secure, strong, unassailable, unattackable(adj)
immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with
"an impregnable fortress"; "fortifications that made the frontier inviolable"; "a secure telephone connection"
dependable, good, safe, secure(verb)
"a good investment"; "a secure investment"
get by special effort
"He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"
fasten, fix, secure(verb)
cause to be firmly attached
"fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
assure payment of
guarantee, ensure, insure, assure, secure(verb)
make certain of
"This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!"
plug, stop up, secure(verb)
fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug
"plug the hole"; "stop up the leak"
batten, batten down, secure(verb)
furnish with battens
To make secure (in all the above senses).
Free from attack or danger; protected.
Free from the danger of theft; safe.
Free from the risk of eavesdropping, interception or discovery; secret.
Free from anxiety or doubt; unafraid.
Firm and not likely to fail; stable.
Free from the risk of financial loss; reliable.
Origin: From securus, from se- + cura; see cure.
free from fear, care, or anxiety; easy in mind; not feeling suspicion or distrust; confident
overconfident; incautious; careless; -- in a bad sense
confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; -- commonly with of; as, secure of a welcome
net exposed to danger; safe; -- applied to persons and things, and followed by against or from
to make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect
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
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
to get possession of; to make one's self secure of; to acquire certainly; as, to secure an estate
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sē-kūr′, 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. Secūr′able, that may be secured.—n. Secur′ance, assurance, confirmation.—adv. Secūre′ly.—ns. Secūre′ment; Secūre′ness; Secūr′er, one who, or that which, secures or protects; Secūr′itan, one who dwells in fancied security; Secūr′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.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
In an operational context, to gain possession of a position or terrain feature, with or without force, and to make such disposition as will prevent, as far as possible, its destruction or loss by enemy action. See also denial measure.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'SECURE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3436
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'SECURE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4068
Rank popularity for the word 'SECURE' in Verbs Frequency: #360
Rank popularity for the word 'SECURE' in Adjectives Frequency: #656
cereus, ceruse, Creuse, recuse, rescue, Rescue, secuer
The numerical value of SECURE in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of SECURE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
You do not secure a country but telling people how secure they are, you secure a country by making people feel secure.
Happy the man, and happy he alone, He, who can call to-day his own He who, secure within, can say, To-morrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
The area is NOT secure. Media do not stage in the area, aVOID Centennial and Fillmore active shooter scene is not secure. Shopping Center shelter in place.
There are two modes of establishing our reputation to be praised by honest men, and to be abused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the former, because it will invariably be accompanied by the latter.
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Translations for SECURE
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- jistit, zajistitCzech
- sicher, absichern, zuverlässig, sichernGerman
- seguro, confiable, aplomado, resguardadoSpanish
- مطمئن, امن, ایمنPersian
- suojata, tallessa, varmistaa, vakaa, turvassa, peloton, kiinnittää, turvallinen, turvata, varmaFinnish
- diongbháilte, urraighIrish
- ապահով, անվտանգArmenian
- slaptas, saugus, apsaugotasLithuanian
- protejat, sigur, asigurat, stabilRomanian
- salamu, usalamuSwahili
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