Definitions of secure

  1. To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect.
  2. 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.
  3. To get possession of; to make one's self secure of; to acquire certainly; as, to secure an estate.
  4. 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.
  5. To make safe: to render certain: to guarantee: to fasten.
  6. To make safe or certain; guarantee; fasten.
  7. To protect; guarantee; fasten; close.
  8. To obtain; acquire.
  9. fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug; " plug the hole"; " stop up the leak"
  10. assure payment of
  11. 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.
  12. To protect; to render safe; to put beyond hazard or doubt; to make certain; to fasten, as a door.
  14. Securely.
  15. remote from any source of danger; " the children are out of danger here"
  16. free from fear or doubt; easy in mind; " secure himself, he went out of his way to help others"
  17. free from danger or risk; " secure from harm"; " his fortune was secure"; " made a secure place for himself in his field"
  18. not likely to fail or give way; " the lock was secure"; " a secure foundation"; " a secure hold on her wrist"
  19. furnish with battens; " batten ships"
  20. Free from fear, care, or anxiety; easy in mind; not feeling suspicion or distrust; confident.
  21. Overconfident; incautious; careless; - in a bad sense.
  22. Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; - commonly with of; as, secure of a welcome.
  23. Net exposed to danger; safe; - applied to persons and things, and followed by against or from.
  24. Free from fear or danger; safe; protected; confident; assured: with of.
  25. Without care or anxiety, careless, so in B.: free from fear or danger: safe: confident: incautious.
  26. Free from fear; safe; incautious; fast.
  27. Guarded against danger.
  28. Overconfident; incautious.
  29. Free from danger of being taken; free from fear or danger; safe; undisturbed; unalarmed; confident; careless; certain.
  30. Free from danger, or the apprehension of it; protected; safe; confident; not vigilant; careless.