secure

Definitions

  • American Museum Expedition on the Red Deer River. Fossils secured along the banks were packed and loaded aboard the large scow and floated down the river to the railway station
    American Museum Expedition on the Red Deer River. Fossils secured along the banks were packed and loaded aboard the large scow and floated down the river to the railway station
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj secure free from fear or doubt; easy in mind "he was secure that nothing will be held against him"
    • adj secure free from danger or risk "secure from harm","his fortune was secure","made a secure place for himself in his field"
    • adj secure not likely to fail or give way "the lock was secure","a secure foundation","a secure hold on her wrist"
    • adj secure financially sound "a good investment","a secure investment"
    • adj secure immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with "an impregnable fortress","fortifications that made the frontier inviolable","a secure telephone connection"
    • v secure make certain of "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us","Preparation will guarantee success!"
    • v secure furnish with battens "batten ships"
    • v secure cause to be firmly attached "fasten the lock onto the door","she fixed her gaze on the man"
    • v secure fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug "plug the hole","stop up the leak"
    • v secure get by special effort "He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"
    • v secure assure payment of
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Additional illustrations & photos:

I will give any security you like I will give any security you like

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: NASDAQ stand for, "National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations."
    • Secure Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; -- commonly with of; as, secure of a welcome. "Confidence then bore thee on, secure Either to meet no danger, or to find
      Matter of glorious trial."
    • Secure Free from fear, care, or anxiety; easy in mind; not feeling suspicion or distrust; confident. "But thou, secure of soul, unbent with woes."
    • Secure Not exposed to danger; safe; -- applied to persons and things, and followed by against or from. "Secure from fortune's blows."
    • Secure Overconfident; incautious; careless; -- in a bad sense.
    • Secure To get possession of; to make one's self secure of; to acquire certainly; as, to secure an estate.
    • Secure To make fast; to close or confine effectually; to render incapable of getting loose or escaping; as, to secure a prisoner; to secure a door, or the hatches of a ship.
    • Secure To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect. "I spread a cloud before the victor's sight,
      Sustained the vanquished, and secured his flight."
    • Secure To put beyond hazard of losing or of not receiving; to make certain; to assure; to insure; -- frequently with against or from, rarely with of; as, to secure a creditor against loss; to secure a debt by a mortgage. "It secures its possessor of eternal happiness."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The most expensive shoes in the world are ruby slippers located in Harrods in London, which cost $1.6 million, has a full time security guard. The shoes are made from platinum thread and has 642 rubies in them. It took over 700 hours to produce the shoe
    • secure Free from care or fear; careless; dreading no evil; unsuspecting; hence, over-confident.
    • secure Free from apprehension or doubt; assured; certain; confident; sure: with of or an infinitive.
    • secure Free from danger; unexposed to danger; safe: frequently with against or from, and formerly of: as, secure against the attacks of the enemy.
    • secure In safe custody or keeping.
    • secure Of such firmness, stability, or strength as to insure safety, or preclude risk of failure or accident; stanch, firm, or stable, and fit for the purpose intended: as, to make a bridge secure; a secure foundation.
    • secure = Syn.3. See safe.
    • secure l. To make easy or careless; free from care, anxiety, or fear.
    • secure To make safe or secure; guard from danger; protect: as, a city secured by fortifications.
    • secure To make certain; assure; guarantee: sometimes with of: as, we were secured of his protection.
    • secure To make sure of payment, as by a bond, surety, etc.; warrant or guarantee against loss: as, to secure a debt by mortgage; to secure a creditor.
    • secure To make fast or firm: as, to secure a window; to secure the hatches of a ship.
    • secure To seize and confine; place in safe custody or keeping: as, to secure a prisoner.
    • secure In surgery, to seize and occlude by ligature or otherwise, as a vein or an artery, to prevent loss of blood during or as a consequence of an operation.
    • secure To get hold or possession of; make one's self master of; obtain; gain: as, to secure an estate for a small sum; to secure the attention of an audience; to secure a hearing at court.
    • secure To plight: pledge; assure.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The citrus industry started in the United States in 1873 when two Riverside, CA ranchers obtained some orange saplings from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Two years earlier, the government had secured a dozen saplings from Brazil.
    • adj Secure sē-kūr′ without care or anxiety, careless (B.): free from fear or danger: safe: confident: incautious: in safe keeping: of such strength as to ensure safety
    • v.t Secure to make safe: to guard from danger: to seize and confine: to get hold of: to make one's self master of:
    • v.t Secure (obs.) to plight or pledge: to render certain: to guarantee: to fasten
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Quotations

  • Confucius
    Confucius
    “He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    H.%20L.%20Mencken
    “Most people want security in this world, not liberty.”
  • James F. Byrnes
    James F. Byrnes
    “Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.”
  • Felix Frankfurter
    Felix Frankfurter
    “There can be no security where there is fear.”
  • Germaine Greer
    Germaine%20Greer
    “Security is when everything is settled. When nothing can happen to you. Security is the denial of life.”
  • Germaine Greer
    Germaine%20Greer
    “There is no such thing as security. There never has been.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. securus,; pref. se-, without + cura, care. See Cure care, and cf. Sure (a.)

Usage

In literature:

Patrols are used to provide the necessary security against surprise.
"Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911" by United States War Department
No wonder that such a community sought for means of security for its commerce.
"The Story of Russia" by R. Van Bergen
Quickly did they set to work to secure what was in the water, but it was of little value.
"Three Boys in the Wild North Land" by Egerton Ryerson Young
When we first went aboard our party of four desired to secure a table by ourselves.
"In Africa" by John T. McCutcheon
He secured one to his waist, as did I, signing to the Indians to hold the other ends.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
Even at that moment Spanish gallantry was maintained; no undue haste was shown by any to secure their own lives.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
The officers were gathered aft, the men in the waist, holding on firmly to the stanchions, or anything to which they could secure themselves.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
I here easily disposed of my remaining skins for a good sum of money, which I secured in a band round my waist.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
Some of the men were below; Jim and I and others were aft, and the rest, though half-drowned, managed to secure themselves.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
Our father is still unhappily blinded by the hope of securing worldly advantages, or he would not think of acting as he proposes.
"The Wanderers" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

"Dear God, what security,
comfort and bliss!
and to think, too what ages
have brought us to this!"
"Comfort" by Walter de la Mare
Thou labour'dst to secure
Freedom in this great land,
Not only to the white,
But to the colour'd band.
"Lines Inscribed To Benjamin Lundy, Esq." by Benjamin Cutler Clark
For as time should lengthen
From months into years
The trust should but strengthen
Secure from all fears.
"A Broken Friendship" by Anonymous British
Ronnan, I will defend: Do thou
securely go.--He went. He returned
on his day. But Durstan returned
before him.
"Fragment IX" by James Macpherson
CAPTAIN. Luis, sire, without delay
We secured; but not before
He killed three, and wounded more,
Of our company.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
O hide me in Thy love, secure
From this earth-clinging meanness.
Lave my uncleanness
In Thy compassionating love!
"O Hide Me In Thy Love" by John Freeman

In news:

NFR Security's Sentivist Achieves Prominent Government Security Certification.
After a flurry of security breaches and a healthy public outcry over the holidays, travelers with iPhones can give the Transportation Security Administration a piece of their minds.
Breaches have become an inevitable part of IT security, making incident response an important element in security programs.
The Saudi government has deployed thousands of security forces in Mecca, Mina, Arafat, Muzdalifah, and cities within a 10 kilometer radius to ensure security of travelers taking part in the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
The Transportation Security Administration has posted a special Thanksgiving notice on its website reminding flyers about the foods they cannot bring through the security checkpoint.
WASHINGTON — The State Department removed a key security detail from Libya before the attack on the Benghazi consulate that killed a US ambassador — who had requested the security team be.
Rupesh Persaud, left, a behavior detection officer with the Transportation Security Administration, watches passengers at a security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey in October.
A set of security recommendations for the transportation of certain quantities of hazardous materials across the nation's highways has been announced by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Security Networks buys Proton Security.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a Security Council meeting to discuss Peace and Security in the Middle East during the.
Optimistically titled "U. S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team Makes Progress in Securing Cyberspace, but Challenges Remain," it paints a disturbing picture of a national security disaster waiting to happen.
Increased security at first Carrier Dome event since new security plan.
Security increased at the Carrier Dome on Friday night following new security measures implemented by Syracuse University and Syracuse Police.
A security officer performs a security check with a sniffer dog prior to the Nobel Prize Ceremony at Concert Hall on Dec 10, 2012, in Stockholm, Sweden.
7, 2002: Cameras and other gadgets will be a critical but limited tool as the United States and Canada step up security on their border, Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge said Friday.
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In science:

In particular, we observed that it is hard to extend the security proof of HMQV to any of the proposed fixing solutions (indeed, HMQV was very carefully designed to enjoy provable security in the CK-framework).
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
In particular, the special structure of sOAKE-HDR also much simplifies the security analysis of sOAKE by only using the standard forking lemma , and tightens the security reductions.
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
However, as already stressed in , security against exposed DH-exponents is deemed to be the main and prime concern for any robust DHKE, and security against exposed offline pre-computed values (particularly, the DH-components) is important to both lower-power devices and to high volume servers .
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
The above security analysis considers the security of OAKE-HDR/sOAKE-HDR against any other uncorrupted players other than the signer itself, i.e., the (in)feasibility of outputting a successful forgery (m1 , m0 , ˆA, A, ˆB , B , X0 , Y0 , r0 ) where ˆA is an uncorrupted player and ˆA 6= ˆB .
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
The security reduction (from the security of sOAKE to the security of the underlying HDR signatures) is tighter than that of HMQV.
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
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