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Definitions of secure

  1. furnish with battens; of ships
  2. financially sound; " a good investment"; " a secure investment"
  3. cause to be firmly attached; " fasten the lock onto the door"; " she fixed her gaze on the man"
  4. remote from any source of danger; " the children are out of danger here"
  5. fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug; " plug the hole"; " stop up the leak"
  6. get by special effort; " He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"
  7. assure payment of
  8. free from fear or doubt; easy in mind; " secure himself, he went out of his way to help others"
  9. free from danger or risk; " secure from harm"; " his fortune was secure"; " made a secure place for himself in his field"
  10. not likely to fail or give way; " the lock was secure"; " a secure foundation"; " a secure hold on her wrist"
  11. furnish with battens; " batten ships"
  12. Free from fear, care, or anxiety; easy in mind; not feeling suspicion or distrust; confident.
  13. To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect.
  14. 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.
  15. To get possession of; to make one's self secure of; to acquire certainly; as, to secure an estate.
  16. Overconfident; incautious; careless; - in a bad sense.
  17. Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; - commonly with of; as, secure of a welcome.
  18. Net exposed to danger; safe; - applied to persons and things, and followed by against or from.
  19. 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.
  20. Free from fear or danger; safe; protected; confident; assured: with of.
  21. Securely.
  22. Without care or anxiety, careless, so in B.: free from fear or danger: safe: confident: incautious.
  23. To make safe: to render certain: to guarantee: to fasten.
  24. SECURENESS.
  25. Free from fear; safe; incautious; fast.
  26. To make safe or certain; guarantee; fasten.
  27. To protect; guarantee; fasten; close.
  28. To obtain; acquire.
  29. Guarded against danger.
  30. Overconfident; incautious.
  31. Free from danger of being taken; free from fear or danger; safe; undisturbed; unalarmed; confident; careless; certain.
  32. 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.
  33. To protect; to render safe; to put beyond hazard or doubt; to make certain; to fasten, as a door.
  34. Free from danger, or the apprehension of it; protected; safe; confident; not vigilant; careless.
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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
  3. He thinks he will give me a home, the children, a big income; then secure his freedom and marry you. – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  4. But Maggie was secure now. – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  5. In a secure house, whither Toulan will lead them, the royal family will find simple citizen's clothing. – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  6. The Caribs believe that every time they secure an enemy's head they have gained a servant in the next world. – A Grammar of Freethought by Chapman Cohen
  7. Even your Earth Council, secure in its power, cannot do that. – Tarrano the Conqueror by Raymond King Cummings
  8. How did you ever secure such fresh cut flowers 'way up here? – Janice Day by Helen Beecher Long
  9. You fear everybody- you think there is no secure place- you have more? – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. I could only reply, that we had lost nothing in France, and that property there appeared to be as secure as at home. – Notes of an Overland Journey Through France and Egypt to Bombay by Miss Emma Roberts
  11. He did not feel comfortable until he had crept all over the house and seen that everything was made secure. – The Mystery of the Four Fingers by Fred M. White
  12. It is come to the point where either the rebels are to win over the Indians, or where we must take measures to secure their services. – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  13. When we secure evidence against any man I will arrest him myself and turn him over to you. – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  14. Show how this was to secure better cooperation. – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn
  15. When they were all ready they looked carefully at the soldier, but he had closed his eyes and did not move or stir, so they felt themselves quite secure. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  16. But how am I to secure a passage in their boat? – The Magician's Show Box and Other Stories by Lydia Maria Child
  17. Now to secure information that would be of value to General Washington and a benefit to the great Cause of Liberty. – The Dare Boys of 1776 by Stephen Angus Cox
  18. He would die to secure her good. – What a Young Woman Ought to Know by Mary Wood-Allen
  19. He says there is a movement on foot to secure a pardon for father. – Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon
  20. Every cent of money that I had to secure my letter of credit is gone from my bureau. – The Sport of the Gods by Paul Laurence Dunbar
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