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Meaning & Definition of Secure in English

English

Secure

/sɪkjʊr/

verb

1. Get by special effort

  • "He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"
    synonym:
  • procure
  • ,
  • secure

2. Cause to be firmly attached

  • "Fasten the lock onto the door"
  • "She fixed her gaze on the man"
    synonym:
  • fasten
  • ,
  • fix
  • ,
  • secure

3. Assure payment of

    synonym:
  • secure

4. Make certain of

  • "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"
  • "Preparation will guarantee success!"
    synonym:
  • guarantee
  • ,
  • ensure
  • ,
  • insure
  • ,
  • assure
  • ,
  • secure

5. Fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug

  • "Plug the hole"
  • "Stop up the leak"
    synonym:
  • plug
  • ,
  • stop up
  • ,
  • secure

6. Furnish with battens

  • "Batten ships"
    synonym:
  • batten
  • ,
  • batten down
  • ,
  • secure

adjective

1. Free from fear or doubt

  • Easy in mind
  • "He was secure that nothing will be held against him"
    synonym:
  • secure
  • ,
  • unafraid
  • ,
  • untroubled

2. Free from danger or risk

  • "Secure from harm"
  • "His fortune was secure"
  • "Made a secure place for himself in his field"
    synonym:
  • secure

3. Not likely to fail or give way

  • "The lock was secure"
  • "A secure foundation"
  • "A secure hold on her wrist"
    synonym:
  • secure

4. Immune to attack

  • Incapable of being tampered with
  • "An impregnable fortress"
  • "Fortifications that made the frontier inviolable"
  • "A secure telephone connection"
    synonym:
  • impregnable
  • ,
  • inviolable
  • ,
  • secure
  • ,
  • strong
  • ,
  • unassailable
  • ,
  • unattackable

5. Financially sound

  • "A good investment"
  • "A secure investment"
    synonym:
  • dependable
  • ,
  • good
  • ,
  • safe
  • ,
  • secure

Examples of using

Skype used to be secure. It used to be end-to-end encrypted. Then it was sold to the United States. Today, it no longer is secure.
Browsers are not all secure.
It's not secure.