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se·cure

 (sĭ-kyo͝or′)
adj. se·cur·er, se·cur·est
1. Free from danger or attack: a secure fortress.
2. Free from risk of loss; safe: Her papers were secure in the vault.
3. Free from the risk of being intercepted or listened to by unauthorized persons: Only one telephone line in the embassy was secure.
4. Free from fear, anxiety, or doubt: felt secure in his old job.
5.
a. Not likely to fail or give way; stable: a secure stepladder.
b. Firmly fastened: a secure lock.
6. Reliable; dependable: secure investments.
7. Assured; certain: With three goals in the first period they had a secure victory, but somehow they lost.
8. Archaic Careless or overconfident.
tr.v. se·cured, se·cur·ing, se·cures
1. To guard from danger or risk of loss: The troops secured the area before the civilians were allowed to return.
2. To make firm or tight; fasten. See Synonyms at fasten.
3. To make certain; ensure: The speaker could not secure the goodwill of the audience.
4.
a. To guarantee payment of (a loan, for example).
b. To guarantee payment to (a creditor).
5. To get possession of; acquire: secured a job.
6. To capture or confine: They secured the suspect in the squad car.
7. To bring about; effect: secured release of the hostages.
8. To protect or ensure the privacy or secrecy of (a telephone line, for example).

[Latin sēcūrus : sē-, without; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots + cūra, care; see cure.]

se·cur′a·ble adj.
se·cure′ly adv.
se·cure′ment n.
se·cure′ness n.
se·cur′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.securely - in a secure manner; in a manner free from danger; "she held the child securely"
2.securely - in a confident and unselfconscious manner; "he acts very securely in front of the camera"
insecurely - in a tentative and self-conscious manner; "she always acts very insecurely in the presence of her father"
3.securely - in a manner free from fear or risk; "the outcome of expansion in the sixties and seventies will be an academic hierarchy securely supported by scholastic selection"
insecurely - in a manner involving risk; "our positions here at the university are rather insecurely supported by grant money"
4.securely - in an invulnerable manner; "the agreed line was to involve at several points the withdrawal of French troops from positions which they had quite securely held"
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securely

[sɪˈkjʊəlɪ] ADV
1. (= firmly) [fasten, lock, fix, tie] → bien
it is securely fastenedestá bien abrochado
2. (= safely) → firmemente
he remains securely in powerpermanece firmemente afincado en el poder
securely establishedfirmemente establecido

securely

[sɪˈkjʊərli] adv
(= firmly) [fix, fasten, tie] → solidement
(= safely) → fermementsecure unit n (for dangerous prisoners, patients)quartier m de haute sécuritésecurities dealer ncourtier m en Boursesecurities firm nsociété f de Bourse

securely

adv (= firmly)fest; (= safely)sicher; the prisoner was kept securely in his cellder Gefangene wurde streng gesichert in seiner Zelle gehalten; securely establishedfest etabliert

securely

[sɪˈkjʊəlɪ] adv (firmly) → saldamente, bene; (safely) → in modo sicuro

secure

(siˈkjuə) adjective
1. (often with against or from) safe; free from danger, loss etc. Is your house secure against burglary?; He went on holiday, secure in the knowledge that he had done well in the exam.
2. firm, fastened, or fixed. Is that door secure?
3. definite; not likely to be lost. She has had a secure offer of a job; He has a secure job.
verb
1. (with against or from (something bad)) to guarantee or make safe. Keep your jewellery in the bank to secure it against theft.
2. to fasten or make firm. He secured the boat with a rope.
seˈcurely adverb
seˈcurity noun
the state of being, or making safe, secure, free from danger etc. the security of a happy home; This alarm system will give the factory some security; There has to be tight security at a prison; (also adjective) the security forces; a security guard.
security risk
a person considered not safe to be given a job involving knowledge of secrets because he might give secret information to an enemy etc.
References in classic literature ?
Madame Ratignolle folded her sewing, placing thimble, scissors, and thread all neatly together in the roll, which she pinned securely.
But, happily, we have fallen in with a hunter, he whom you hear talking to the singer, that is acquainted with the deerpaths and by-ways of the woods, and who promises to lead us to a place where we may rest securely till the morning.
But I am securely fastened now by my well-hidden rope--you don't get ME out in the road there!
The door, therefore, which they supposed to be securely locked, --which Holgrave, indeed, had seen to be so, and at which Phoebe had vainly tried to enter,--must have been opened from without.
It was none the less a fact, however, that in the eyes of the very men who spoke thus, the scarlet letter had the effect of the cross on a nun's bosom It imparted to the wearer a kind of sacredness, which enabled her to walk securely amid all peril.
I had not a little relied on Queequeg's sagacity to point out the whaler best fitted to carry us and our fortunes securely.
At all times except when whales were alongside, this bench was securely lashed athwartships against the rear of the Try-works.
The natural thing for the officer to do, in this case, was to follow straight on my heels; he would find a stout oaken door, securely locked, be- tween him and me; before he could break it down, I should be far away and engaged in slipping into a suc- cession of baffling disguises which would soon get me into a sort of raiment which was a surer protection from meddling law-dogs in Britain than any amount of mere innocence and purity of character.
We were in the post of danger in the extreme rear, and tied securely to five guides apiece.
And yet the moment Tom happened to be good to her, and kind-- and this occurred every now and then--all her sore places were healed, and she was happy; happy and proud, for this was her son, her nigger son, lording it among the whites and securely avenging their crimes against her race.
Catherine evinced a child's annoyance at this neglect; repaid it with contempt, and thus enlisted my informant among her enemies, as securely as if she had done her some great wrong.
After touching the bell, she took from the table her letter to Norah and her letter to the captain, put them both into her dressing-case with the laudanum, and locked it securely with the key which she kept attached to her watch-chain.