secure: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (si-kyoor'), [key]
— adj., v., -cur•er, -cur•est, -cured, -cur•ing.
- free from or not exposed to danger or harm; safe.
- dependable; firm; not liable to fail, yield, become displaced, etc., as a support or a fastening: The building was secure, even in an earthquake.
- affording safety, as a place: He needed a secure hideout.
- in safe custody or keeping: Here in the vault the necklace was secure.
- free from care; without anxiety: emotionally secure.
- firmly established, as a relationship or reputation: He earned a secure place among the baseball immortals.
- sure; certain; assured: secure of victory; secure in religious belief.
- safe from penetration or interception by unauthorized persons: secure radio communications between army units.
- to get hold or possession of; procure; obtain: to secure materials; to secure a high government position.
- to free from danger or harm; make safe: Sandbags secured the town during the flood.
- to effect; make certain of; ensure: The novel secured his reputation.
- to make firm or fast, as by attaching: to secure a rope.
- to assure payment of (a debt) by pledging property.
- to assure (a creditor) of payment by the pledge or mortgaging of property.
- to lock or fasten against intruders: to secure the doors.
- to protect from attack by taking cover, by building fortifications, etc.: The regiment secured its position.
- to capture (a person or animal): No one is safe until the murderer is secured.
- to tie up (a person), esp. by binding the person's arms or hands; pinion.
- to guarantee the privacy or secrecy of: to secure diplomatic phone conversations.
- to be or become safe; have or obtain security.
- The crew was ordered to secure for sea.
- to cover openings and make movable objects fast:The crew was ordered to secure for sea.
- to be excused from duty:to secure from general quarters.
- secure (Thesaurus)