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Secure meaning

secure - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. furnish with battens; " batten ships"
  2. 2. Free from fear, care, or anxiety; easy in mind; not feeling suspicion or distrust; confident.
  3. 3. To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. To get possession of; to make one's self secure of; to acquire certainly; as, to secure an estate.
  6. 6. Overconfident; incautious; careless; - in a bad sense.
  7. 7. Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; - commonly with of; as, secure of a welcome.
  8. 8. Net exposed to danger; safe; - applied to persons and things, and followed by against or from.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. Free from fear; safe; incautious; fast.
  11. 11. To make safe or certain; guarantee; fasten.

secure - examples of usage

  1. But you don't feel secure yourself? - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. " You mean you wish to pay money to secure my release? - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  3. But in our state of things no one is secure of this. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
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