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4 definitions found
 for secure
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Secure \Se*cure"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Secured; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Securing.]
     1. To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or
        exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect.
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              I spread a cloud before the victor's sight,
              Sustained the vanquished, and secured his flight.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. 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.
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              It secures its possessor of eternal happiness. --T.
                                                    Dick.
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     3. 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.
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     4. To get possession of; to make one's self secure of; to
        acquire certainly; as, to secure an estate.
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     Secure arms (Mil.), a command and a position in the manual
        of arms, used in wet weather, the object being to guard
        the firearm from becoming wet. The piece is turned with
        the barrel to the front and grasped by the right hand at
        the lower band, the muzzle is dropped to the front, and
        the piece held with the guard under the right arm, the
        hand supported against the hip, and the thumb on the
        rammer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Secure \Se*cure"\, a. [L. securus; pref. se- without + cura
     care. See Cure care, and cf. Sure, a.]
     1. Free from fear, care, or anxiety; easy in mind; not
        feeling suspicion or distrust; confident.
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              But thou, secure of soul, unbent with woes.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. Overconfident; incautious; careless; -- in a bad sense.
        --Macaulay.
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     3. Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having
        reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; -- commonly
        with of; as, secure of a welcome.
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              Confidence then bore thee on, secure
              Either to meet no danger, or to find
              Matter of glorious trial.             --Milton.
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     4. Not exposed to danger; safe; -- applied to persons and
        things, and followed by against or from. "Secure from
        fortune's blows." --Dryden.
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     Syn: Safe; undisturbed; easy; sure; certain; assured;
          confident; careless; heedless; inattentive.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  secure
      adj 1: free from fear or doubt; easy in mind; "he was secure
             that nothing will be held against him" [syn: secure,
             unafraid, untroubled] [ant: insecure]
      2: free from danger or risk; "secure from harm"; "his fortune
         was secure"; "made a secure place for himself in his field"
         [ant: insecure, unsafe]
      3: not likely to fail or give way; "the lock was secure"; "a
         secure foundation"; "a secure hold on her wrist" [ant:
         insecure]
      4: immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with; "an
         impregnable fortress"; "fortifications that made the frontier
         inviolable"; "a secure telephone connection" [syn:
         impregnable, inviolable, secure, strong,
         unassailable, unattackable]
      5: financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure investment"
         [syn: dependable, good, safe, secure]
      v 1: get by special effort; "He procured extra cigarettes even
           though they were rationed" [syn: procure, secure]
      2: cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door";
         "she fixed her gaze on the man" [syn: fasten, fix,
         secure] [ant: unfasten]
      3: assure payment of
      4: make certain of; "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement
         for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!" [syn:
         guarantee, ensure, insure, assure, secure]
      5: fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug; "plug the
         hole"; "stop up the leak" [syn: plug, stop up, secure]
      6: furnish with battens; "batten ships" [syn: batten, batten
         down, secure]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  392 Moby Thesaurus words for "secure":
     accept, acquire, admit, advocate, affix, anchor, anchored, annex,
     arm, armor, arouse, arrogant, arrogate, ascertained, assume,
     assumed, assure, assured, attach, attest, attested, back, bag,
     balanced, bang, bar, barricade, batten, batten down, be seized of,
     be sponsor for, belay, believing, bind, bless, bolt, bond, bonded,
     bridle, bring, bring back, bring forth, bring out, bring to light,
     bulwark, button, button up, calculable, call a strike, call for,
     call forth, call it quits, call out, call up, capture, catch,
     cement, cemented, certain, certified, certify, chain, champion,
     chase after, choke, choke off, cinch, clamp, clap, clinch, cloak,
     close, close down, close shop, close up, closed, cocksure, collar,
     come by, come in for, come into, compass about, confident, confirm,
     constrict, contain, contract, convinced, cool, copyright, corral,
     cosy, countersecure, cover, cramp, cushion, decided, deduce,
     defend, definite, dependable, derive, derive from, determinate,
     determined, devout, dogmatic, doubtless, drag down, drag out, draw,
     draw forth, draw from, draw out, earn, easy, educe, elicit,
     enchain, endorse, engraft, ensure, ensured, enter into possession,
     entrammel, established, evident, evoke, faithful, faithworthy,
     fast, fasten, fasten down, fastened, fence, fend, fetch,
     fetch and carry, fetter, fideistic, fiducial, firm,
     firm as Gibraltar, fix, fixed, flank, fold, fold up, gain, get,
     get from, get hold of, get out of, glued, go after, go and get,
     go fetch, go for, go get, go on strike, go to get, good, graft,
     grapple, guarantee, guaranteed, guaranty, guard, guard against,
     gyve, hamper, handcuff, harbor, harvest, have, have coming in,
     haven, healthy, hobble, hog-tie, hopple, hubristic, hypothecate,
     immovable, immune, immunized, imperturbable, impressed with,
     in equilibrium, in the bag, induce, inevitable, insure, insured,
     intact, invincible, jammed, keep, keep from harm, key, knit,
     knock off, lash, latch, lay off, leash, lock, lock out, lock up,
     locked up, made sure, make, make fast, make safe, make secure,
     make sure, manacle, moor, moored, nail, nailed down, nestle, net,
     obtain, obvious, occlude, on ice, open-and-shut, overconfident,
     oversure, overweening, padlock, patent, peg down, persuaded,
     pick up, picket, pietistic, pin down, pinion, pious, pistic, plumb,
     poised, police, pompous, positive, predictable, prehend, preserve,
     probable, procure, produce, profitable, protect, protected, proud,
     proved, pull down, put in irons, put to, reap, reassured, receive,
     register, reliable, restrain, retrieve, ride shotgun for, rivet,
     rope, rouse, run after, sack, safe, safe and sound, safeguard,
     sanguine, satisfied, score, screen, screw up, seal, seal off,
     seal up, self, self-assured, self-confident, self-important,
     self-reliant, set, set to, settled, shackle, shag, shelter,
     sheltered, shield, shielded, shroud, shut, shut down,
     shut the door, shut up, shut up shop, sign, sign for, slam, snap,
     snug, sold on, solid, sound, sponsor, squeeze shut, stable,
     stand behind, stand up for, stated, staunch, steadfast, steady,
     stimulate, straitjacket, strangle, strap, strike, strong, stuck,
     sturdy, subscribe to, substantial, summon forth, summon up, sure,
     surefire, take, take in, take on, take over, take possession of,
     taped, tested, tether, tie, tie down, tie up, tight, tighten,
     trammel, trice up, tried, trim, trustworthy, trusty, unafraid,
     undamaged, under the impression, undersign, underwrite, undoubtful,
     undoubting, unexposed, unfailing, unfaltering, unflappable,
     unflinching, unharmed, unhesitating, unhurt, unquestionable,
     unscathed, unshakable, unthreatened, untouched, unwavering,
     walk out, wangle, wangle out of, warrant, warranted, wedged,
     well-balanced, well-founded, well-grounded, win, winkle out,
     without nerves, worm out, worm out of, zip up, zipper
  
  

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