What does SECURE mean?

Definitions for SECUREsɪˈkyʊər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word SECURE.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. secure, unafraid, untroubled(adj)

    free from fear or doubt; easy in mind

    "he was secure that nothing will be held against him"

  2. secure(adj)

    free from danger or risk

    "secure from harm"; "his fortune was secure"; "made a secure place for himself in his field"

  3. secure(adj)

    not likely to fail or give way

    "the lock was secure"; "a secure foundation"; "a secure hold on her wrist"

  4. 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"

  5. dependable, good, safe, secure(verb)

    financially sound

    "a good investment"; "a secure investment"

  6. procure, secure(verb)

    get by special effort

    "He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"

  7. fasten, fix, secure(verb)

    cause to be firmly attached

    "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"

  8. secure(verb)

    assure payment of

  9. guarantee, ensure, insure, assure, secure(verb)

    make certain of

    "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!"

  10. plug, stop up, secure(verb)

    fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug

    "plug the hole"; "stop up the leak"

  11. batten, batten down, secure(verb)

    furnish with battens

    "batten ships"

Wiktionary

  1. secure(Verb)

    To make secure (in all the above senses).

  2. secure(Adjective)

    Free from attack or danger; protected.

  3. secure(Adjective)

    Free from the danger of theft; safe.

  4. secure(Adjective)

    Free from the risk of eavesdropping, interception or discovery; secret.

  5. secure(Adjective)

    Free from anxiety or doubt; unafraid.

  6. secure(Adjective)

    Firm and not likely to fail; stable.

  7. secure(Adjective)

    Free from the risk of financial loss; reliable.

  8. Origin: From securus, from se- + cura; see cure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Secure(adj)

    free from fear, care, or anxiety; easy in mind; not feeling suspicion or distrust; confident

  2. Secure(adj)

    overconfident; incautious; careless; -- in a bad sense

  3. Secure(adj)

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

  4. Secure(adj)

    net exposed to danger; safe; -- applied to persons and things, and followed by against or from

  5. Secure(verb)

    to make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect

  6. Secure(verb)

    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

  7. Secure(verb)

    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

  8. Secure(verb)

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Secure

    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. securusse- (for sine), without, cura, care.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. secure

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SECURE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3436

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SECURE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4068

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SECURE' in Verbs Frequency: #360

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SECURE' in Adjectives Frequency: #656

Anagrams for SECURE »

  1. cereus, ceruse, Creuse, recuse, rescue, Rescue, secuer

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SECURE in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SECURE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Confucius:

    He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.

  2. Mwenda Njoka:

    You do not secure a country but telling people how secure they are, you secure a country by making people feel secure.

  3. John Dryden:

    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.

  4. The Colorado Springs Police department:

    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.

  5. Charles Caleb Colton:

    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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