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SECU'RE, a. [L. securus.]

1. Free from danger of being taken by an enemy; that may resist assault or attack. Teh place is well fortified and very secure. Gibraltar is a secure fortress. In this sense, secure is followed by against or from; as secure against attack, or from an enemy.

2. Free from danger; safe; applied to persons; with from.

3. Free from fear or apprehension of danger; not alarmed; not disturbed by fear; confident of safety; hence, careless of the means of defense. Men are often most in danger when they feel most secure.

Confidence then bore thee on, secure




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SECU'RE, a. [L. securus.]

1. Free from danger of being taken by an enemy; that may resist assault or attack. Teh place is well fortified and very secure. Gibraltar is a secure fortress. In this sense, secure is followed by against or from; as secure against attack, or from an enemy.

2. Free from danger; safe; applied to persons; with from.

3. Free from fear or apprehension of danger; not alarmed; not disturbed by fear; confident of safety; hence, careless of the means of defense. Men are often most in danger when they feel most secure.

Confidence then bore thee on, secure


SE-CURE, a. [L. securus; It. sicuro; Sp. seguro. It coincides in elements with the oriental סגר and סכר, to shut or inclose, to make fast; but it may be from se or sine, and cura, care, free from anxiety.]

  1. Free from danger of being taken by an enemy; that may resist assault or attack. The place is well fortified and very secure. Gibraltar is a secure fortress. In this sense, secure is followed by against or from; as, secure against attack, or from an enemy.
  2. Free from danger; safe; applied to persons; with from.
  3. Free from fear or apprehension of danger; not alarmed; not disturbed by fear; confident of safety; hence, careless of the means of defense. Men are often most in danger when they feel most secure. Confidence then bore thee on, secure / To meet no danger. – Milton
  4. Confident; not distrustful; with of. But thou, secure of soul, unbent with woes. – Dryden. It concerns the most secure of his strength, to pray to God not to expose him to an enemy. – Rogers.
  5. Careless; wanting caution. [See No. 3.]
  6. Certain; very confident. He is secure of a welcome reception.

SE-CURE, v.t.

  1. To guard effectually from danger; to make, safe. Fortifications may secure a city; ships of war may secure a harbor. I spread a cloud before the victor's sight, / Sustain'd the vanquish'd, and secur'd his flight. – Dryden.
  2. To make certain; to put beyond hazard. Liberty and fixed laws secure to every citizen due protection of person and property. The first duty and the highest interest of men is to secure the favor of God by repentance and faith, and thus to secure to themselves future felicity.
  3. To inclose or confine effectually; to guard effectually from escape; sometimes, to seize and confine; as, to secure a prisoner. The sherif pursued the thief with a warrant, and secured hint
  4. To make certain of payment; as, to secure a debt by mortgage.
  5. To make certain of receiving a precarious debt by giving bond, bail, surety, or otherwise; as, to secure a creditor.
  6. To insure, as property.
  7. To make fast; as, to secure a door; to secure a rafter to a plate; to secure the hatches of a ship.

Se*cure"
  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. 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.

  3. Overconfident; incautious; careless; -- in a bad sense.

    Macaulay.
  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.

    It secures its possessor of eternal happiness. T. Dick.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.
  7. Not 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.

  8. 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 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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Secure

SECU'RE, adjective. [Latin securus.]

1. Free from danger of being taken by an enemy; that may resist assault or attack. Teh place is well fortified and very secure. Gibraltar is a secure fortress. In this sense, secure is followed by against or from; as secure against attack, or from an enemy.

2. Free from danger; safe; applied to persons; with from.

3. Free from fear or apprehension of danger; not alarmed; not disturbed by fear; confident of safety; hence, careless of the means of defense. Men are often most in danger when they feel most secure.

Confidence then bore thee on, secure

To meet no danger. Milton.

4. Confident; not distrultful; with of.

But thou, secure of soul, unbent with woes. Dryden.

It concerns the most secure of his strength, to pray to God not to expose him to an enemy. Rogers.

5. Careless; wanting caution. [See No. 3.]

6. Certain; very confident. He is secure of a welcome reception.

SECU'RE, v. t.

1. To guard effectually from danger; to make safe. Fortifications may secure a city; ships of war may secure a harbor.

I spread a cloud before the victor's sight,

Sustain'd the vanquish'd, and secur'd his flight. Dryden.

2. To make certain; to put beyond hazard. Liberty and fixed laws secure to every citizen

due protection of person and property. the first duty of the highest interest of men is to secure the favor of God by repentance and faith, and thus secure to themselves future felicity.

3. To inclose or confine effectually; to guard effectually from escape; sometimes, to seize

and confine; as, to secure a prisoner. The sherif pursued the theif with a warrant, and secured him.

4. To made certain of payment; as, to secure a debt by mortgage.

5. To make certain of receiving a precarious debt by giving bond, mail, surety or other-wise; as, to secure a creditor.

6. To insure, as property.

7. To make fast; as, to secure a door; to secure a rafter to a plate; to secure the hatches of a ship.

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