AskDefine | Define secure

Dictionary Definition

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 not likely to fail or give way; "the lock was secure"; "a secure foundation"; "a secure hold on her wrist" [ant: insecure]
5 able to withstand attack; "an impregnable fortress"; "fortifications that made the frontier inviolable" [syn: impregnable, inviolable, strong, unassailable, unattackable]
6 financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure investment" [syn: dependable, good, safe]


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; "batten ships" [syn: batten, batten down]

User Contributed Dictionary




From securus.


  1. Free from attack or danger; protected.
  2. Free from the danger of theft; safe.
  3. Free from the risk of eavesdropping, interception or discovery; secret.
  4. Free from anxiety or doubt; unafraid.
  5. Firm and not likely to fail; stable.
  6. Free from the risk of financial loss; reliable.


Derived terms


Free from attack or danger; protected
  • French: sûr
  • German: sicher
  • Norwegian: sikker
Free from the danger of theft; safe
  • French: sûr
  • German: sicher
  • Norwegian: sikker
Free from the risk of eavesdropping, interception or discovery; secret
  • French: sûr
  • German: sicher
  • Norwegian: sikker
Free from anxiety or doubt; unafraid
  • French: sûr
  • German: sicher
  • Norwegian: sikker
Firm and not likely to fail; stable
  • French: sûr
  • German: zuverlässig
  • Norwegian: sikker
Free from the risk of financial loss; reliable
  • French: sûr
  • German: sicher, zuverlässig
  • Norwegian: sikker


  1. To make secure (in all the above senses).


To make secure
  • Czech: jistit, zajistit
  • Finnish: turvata, suojata, varmistaa, kiinnittää
  • German: sichern, absichern



From a language, compare Czech sekera.


secure f

Extensive Definition

Secure may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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