The victors conducted him to a well-secured upper apartment in the House of Stennis, and placed a sentinel at the door.
A well-secured shaft of stone rose through the lower apartment into the upper floor.
My companions soon raised a cabin, well-secured to the North.
How easily then could the thick, less shapely great coat be painted on the well-secured foundation.
A loud knock, inflicted by one of the constables, brought forth the gaoler, and caused him to open the well-secured gate.
Box-stalls should have a centre drain with a well-secured top to prevent accident.
It may also be grown with happy results as shown in the illustration, needing only a well-secured twiggy bush.
I know what you would say, a handsome settlement,—a well-secured jointure, and all that.
1530s, "without care, dreading no evil," from Latin securus, of persons, "free from care, quiet, easy," also in a bad sense, "careless, reckless;" of things, "tranquil; free from danger, safe," from *se cura, from se "free from" (see secret (n.)) + cura "care" (see cure (n.)).
In English, of places, "free from danger, unexposed," from 1580s. Meaning "firmly fixed" (of material things) is from 1841, on notion of "affording grounds for confidence." Of telephones, "not wiretapped," from 1961. Replaced Middle English siker, from Old English sicor, from the Latin word. Related: Securely.
c.1600, "to make safe," from secure (adj.). Meaning "ensure, make certain" is from 1650s; that of "seize and hold" is from 1640s; sense of "get possession" is from 1743. Related: Secured; securing.