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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  I  spread  a  cloud  before  the  victor's  sight, 
  Sustained  the  vanquished,  and  secured  his  flight. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  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. 
 
  It  secures  its  possessor  of  eternal  happiness.  --T. 
  Dick. 
 
  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. 
 
  4.  To  get  possession  of  to  make  one's  self  secure  of  to 
  acquire  certainly;  as  to  secure  an  estate. 
 
  {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  lewer  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  But  thou,  secure  of  soul,  unbent  with  woes. 
  --DRyden. 
 
  2.  Overconfident;  incautious;  careless;  --  in  a  bad  sense 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  Confident  in  opinion;  not  entertaining,  or  not  having 
  reason  to  entertain,  doubt;  certain;  sure  --  commonly 
  with  of  as  secure  of  a  welcome. 
 
  Confidence  then  bore  thee  on  secure  Either  to  meet 
  no  danger,  or  to  find  Matter  of  glorious  trial. 
  --Milton. 
 
  4.  Net  exposed  to  danger;  safe;  --  applied  to  persons  and 
  things  and  followed  by  against  or  from  ``Secure  from 
  fortune's  blows.''  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  Safe;  undisturbed;  easy;  sure  certain;  assured; 
  confident;  careless;  heedless;  inattentive. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  secure 
  adj  1:  free  from  fear  or  doubt;  easy  in  mind;  "secure  himself,  he 
  went  out  of  his  way  to  help  others"  [syn:  {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}] 
  3:  kept  safe  or  defended  from  danger  or  injury  or  loss  "the 
  most  protected  spot  I  could  find"  [syn:  {protected}]  [ant: 
  {unprotected}] 
  4:  remote  from  any  source  of  danger;  "the  children  are  out  of 
  danger  here"  [syn:  {out  of  danger(p)}] 
  5:  not  likely  to  fail  or  give  way  "the  lock  was  secure";  "a 
  secure  foundation";  "a  secure  hold  on  her  wrist"  [ant:  {insecure}] 
  6:  able  to  withstand  attack;  "an  impregnable  fortress"; 
  "fortifications  that  made  the  frontier  inviolable"  [syn:  {impregnable}, 
  {inviolable},  {strong},  {unassailable},  {unattackable}] 
  7:  financially  sound;  "a  good  investment";  "a  secure 
  investment"  [syn:  {dependable},  {good},  {safe}] 
  v  1:  get  by  special  effort;  "He  procured  extra  cigarettes  even 
  though  they  were  rationed"  [syn:  {procure}] 
  2:  cause  to  be  firmly  attached;  "fasten  the  lock  onto  the 
  door";  "she  fixed  her  gaze  on  the  man"  [syn:  {fasten},  {fix}] 
  [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}] 
  5:  fill  or  close  tightly  with  or  as  if  with  a  plug;  "plug  the 
  hole";  "stop  up  the  leak"  [syn:  {plug},  {stop  up}] 
  6:  furnish  with  battens;  of  ships  [syn:  {batten},  {batten  down}] 




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