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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 ?
Taking off my turban I bound myself securely to it with the linen in the hope that the roc, when it took flight next morning, would bear me away with it from the desolate island.
She arose at daybreak, in order to attend mass, and she worked without interruption until night; then, when dinner was over, the dishes cleared away and the door securely locked, she would bury the log under the ashes and fall asleep in front of the hearth with a rosary in her hand.
Huddled close to the base of a rapid fire gun was a young white girl, securely bound.
The general reasons for the first have been discussed; it remains to name those for the second, and to see what resources he had, and what any one in his situation would have had for maintaining himself more securely in his acquisition than did the King of France.
To this end Clayton selected four trees which formed a rectangle about eight feet square, and cutting long branches from other trees he constructed a framework around them, about ten feet from the ground, fastening the ends of the branches securely to the trees by means of rope, a quantity of which Black Michael had furnished him from the hold of the Fuwalda.
With a writhing motion she settled herself more securely in the hammock.
Here we imagined we might repose securely, a felicity we had long been strangers to.
It is thither that after many wanderings Charles Strickland came, and it is there that he painted the pictures on which his fame most securely rests.
At all times except when whales were alongside, this bench was securely lashed athwartships against the rear of the Try-works.
I was strapped securely to as wild and unmanageable a thoat as I had ever seen, and, with a mounted warrior on either side to prevent the beast from bolting, we rode forth at a furious pace in pursuit of the column.