[ si-kyoor ]
/ sɪˈkyʊər /

adjective, se·cur·er, se·cur·est.

verb (used with object), se·cured, se·cur·ing.

verb (used without object), se·cured, se·cur·ing.

to be or become safe; have or obtain security.
  1. to cover openings and make movable objects fast: The crew was ordered to secure for sea.
  2. to be excused from duty: to secure from general quarters.

Origin of secure

1525–35; < Latin sēcūrus carefree, equivalent to sē- se- + cūr(a) care (see cure) + -us adj. suffix; cf. sure


1 protected. See safe.
2 stable, fast, fixed.
7 confident.
10 gain. See get.
11 protect, guard, safeguard.
12 assure, guarantee.

OTHER WORDS FROM secure Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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/ (sɪˈkjʊə) /



Derived forms of secure

Word Origin for secure

C16: from Latin sēcūrus free from care, from sē- without + cūra care
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