Definitions for secure
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word secure.
secure, unafraid, untroubledadjective
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, unattackableadjective
immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with
"an impregnable fortress"; "fortifications that made the frontier inviolable"; "a secure telephone connection"
dependable, good, safe, secureverb
"a good investment"; "a secure investment"
get by special effort
"He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"
fasten, fix, secureverb
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, secureverb
make certain of
"This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!"
plug, stop up, secureverb
fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug
"plug the hole"; "stop up the leak"
batten, batten down, secureverb
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.
Etymology: From securus, from se- + cura; see cure.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: securus, Latin.
Confidence then bore thee on secure
To meet no danger. John Milton.
One maid she had, belov’d above the rest;
Secure of her, the secret she confess’d. Dryden.
In Lethe’s lake souls long oblivion taste;
Of future life secure, forgetful of the past. Dryden.
But thou, secure of soul, unbent with woes;
The more thy fortune frowns, the more oppose. Dryden.
We live and act as if we were perfectly secure of the final event of things, however we may behave ourselves. Francis Atterbury.
The portion of their wealth they design for the uses of the poor, they may throw into one of these publick repositories, secure that it will be well employed. Francis Atterbury.
It concerns the most secure of his strength, to pray to God not to expose him to an enemy. John Rogers.
Let us not then suspect our happy state,
As not secure to single or combin’d. John Milton.
Secure of steel, and fated from the fire,
In pomp appears. Dryden.
Haply too secure of our discharge
From penalty. John Milton.
Secure from fortune’s blows,
Secure of what I cannot lose,
In my small pinnace I can sail. John Dryden, Horace.
Etymology: from the adjective.
That might his happy state secure,
Secure from outward force. John Milton.
I spread a cloud before the victor’s sight,
Sustain’d the vanquish’d, and secur’d his flight;
Ev’n then secur’d him, when I sought with joy
The vow’d destruction of ungrateful Troy. Dryden.
Actions have their preference, not according to the transient pleasure or pain that accompanies or follows them here, but as they serve to secure that perfect durable happiness hereafter. John Locke.
Truth and certainty are not secured by innate principles; but men are in the same uncertain floating estate with as without them. John Locke.
That prince who shall be so wise as by established laws of liberty to secure protection to the honest industry of mankind, against the oppression of power, will quickly be too hard for his neighbours. John Locke.
Deeper to wound, she shuns the fight;
She drops her arms to gain the field:
Secures her conquest by her flight,
And triumphs when she seems to yield. Matthew Prior.
Nothing can be more artful than the address of Ulysses: he secures himself of a powerful advocate, by paying an ingenuous and laudable deference to his friend. William Broome.
Where two or three sciences are pursued at the same time, if one of them be dry, as logick, let another be more entertaining, to secure the mind from weariness. Isaac Watts.
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.
An area or system with authorized access.
All banking systems are secure and the bank ensures only those who are authorized would have access to the system.
Submitted by MaryC on December 22, 2019
Guarantee payment of.
The loan was secured with their parents as guarantors
Submitted by MaryC on December 22, 2019
To feel and know we are safe.
We feel secure when we know we are working, healthy, earning an income, paying our bills and contributing to society.
Submitted by MaryC on January 11, 2020
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
The numerical value of secure in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of secure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
It is (a) well defined agreement on who will secure this area.
The CDR will now take the necessary administrative steps, including informing (Chinook) to consider the preliminary approval canceled, and that the financial guarantee, which the company offered as a guarantee they would secure the required documents, will be claimed.
I can tell you today if you have something that needs to be secure, your best place to keep it is in Gmail, it’s attacked all day and [hackers] don’t get in. It’s certainly far more secure than anything you’re going to find in the U.S. government.
Soldiers and commanders know they have the full support of the command level, i feel very secure with our support and with the investigations, which are a necessary tool for our continued improvement.
They clean office buildings and keep us safe and secure and serve millions of meals a year, why should these hardworking people be forced to pay the price of the shutdown themselves?
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Translations for secure
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- zajistit, jistitCzech
- sicher, absichern, sichern, zuverlässigGerman
- confiable, seguro, resguardado, aplomadoSpanish
- ایمن, مطمئن, امنPersian
- varma, kiinnittää, turvallinen, peloton, turvassa, turvata, vakaa, varmistaa, tallessa, suojataFinnish
- urraigh, diongbháilteIrish
- անվտանգ, ապահովArmenian
- slaptas, apsaugotas, saugusLithuanian
- protejat, sigur, stabil, asiguratRomanian
- salamu, usalamuSwahili
- đảm bảoVietnamese
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