adjective, securer, securest.
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:
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.
verb (used with object), secured, securing.
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), especially by binding the person’s arms or hands; pinion.
to guarantee the privacy or secrecy of:
to secure diplomatic phone conversations.
verb (used without object), secured, securing.
to be or become safe; have or obtain security.
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.
free from danger, damage, etc
free from fear, care, etc
in safe custody
not likely to fail, become loose, etc
able to be relied on; certain: a secure investment
(nautical) stowed away or made inoperative
(archaic) careless or overconfident
(transitive) to obtain or get possession of: I will secure some good seats
when intr, often foll by against. to make or become free from danger, fear, etc
(transitive) to make fast or firm; fasten
when intr, often foll by against. to make or become certain; guarantee: this plan will secure your happiness
(transitive) to assure (a creditor) of payment, as by giving security
(transitive) to make (a military position) safe from attack
(nautical) to make (a vessel or its contents) safe or ready by battening down hatches, stowing gear, etc
(transitive) (nautical) to stow or make inoperative: to secure the radio
noun 1. Seabee (def 2).
noun, plural seecatchie [see-kach-ee] /ˈsiˌkætʃ i/ (Show IPA) 1. the adult male of the fur seal, Callorhinus alascanus, of Alaska.
- Seed-bearing plant
seed-bearing plant A plant that produces seeds. The gymnosperms and the angiosperms together form the seed-bearing plants. The seed-bearing plants have been an enormously successful group in the history of life, owing to the evolution of seeds and pollen. The seed is a superior unit of dispersal to the naked spore, since it includes a […]
noun 1. land prepared for seeding. 2. a plot of ground for seedlings. 3. a place of development; source. noun 1. a plot of land in which seeds or seedlings are grown before being transplanted 2. the place where something develops: the seedbed of discontent