adjective, se·cur·er, se·cur·est.
verb (used with object), se·cured, se·cur·ing.
- to assure payment of (a debt) by pledging property.
- to assure (a creditor) of payment by the pledge or mortgaging of property.
verb (used without object), se·cured, se·cur·ing.
- 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.
Origin of secure
Synonyms for secure
Antonyms for secure
Related Words for securelyheavily, fully, vigorously, firmly, greatly, steadily, heartily, energetically, resolutely, robustly, staunchly, actively, solidly, tight, hard, strongly, thoroughly, rigidly, tightly, soundly
Examples from the Web for securely
Contemporary Examples of securely
And all the household cleaning chemicals and medications need to be inaccessibly and securely stored.Kids Eat the Darndest Things: Laundry Pods, Teething Necklaces, and More Of The Weirdest Stuff Sending Kids to the E.R.
November 14, 2014
However, there are plenty of existing federal systems that securely transmit personal information with private companies.
CEO Blake Hall tells me in an email that his system could have securely dealt with IRS data.
The order is securely dated like any proper product of a well run office.Chasing Cleopatra: Peter Stothard Writes About the Queen
August 8, 2013
The article inside declared that "the once securely buttoned-down fortress of male fashion is clearly under heavy siege."‘Male Plumage’ Then and Now: The Changing Face of Men’s Fashion
Clarisa Diaz, Michael Keller, Isabel Wilkinson
July 1, 2013
Historical Examples of securely
His nephew was securely disposed of for the night, being fastened in his chamber.
The mandate was obeyed, and Bates was lodged in the forecastle, securely ironed.
She had supposed she was leaning on John Gilman as securely as she had leaned on her father.
A second later, when he saw her securely on the road below, he smiled to himself.
The window is securely fastened, your Excellency, unless he breaks the glass.Jennie Baxter, Journalist
Word Origin for secure
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.