(1)   Kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss
"The most protected spot I could find"
(2)   Free from fear or doubt; easy in mind
"Secure himself, he went out of his way to help others"
(3)   Free from danger or risk
"Secure from harm"
"His fortune was secure"
"Made a secure place for himself in his field"
(4)   Not likely to fail or give way
"The lock was secure"
"A secure foundation"
"A secure hold on her wrist"
(5)   Financially sound
"A good investment"
"A secure investment"
(6)   Able to withstand attack
"An impregnable fortress"
"Fortifications that made the frontier inviolable"


(7)   Make certain of
"This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"
"Preparation will guarantee success!"
(8)   Furnish with battens
"Batten ships"
(9)   Cause to be firmly attached
"Fasten the lock onto the door"
"She fixed her gaze on the man"
(10)   Fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug
"Plug the hole"
"Stop up the leak"
(11)   Get by special effort
"He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"
(12)   Assure payment of


From < + ; see cure.


  1. Free from attack or danger; protected.
  2. Free from the danger of theft; safe.
  3. Free from the risk of eavesdropping, interception or discovery; secret.
  4. Free from anxiety or doubt; unafraid.
  5. Firm and not likely to fail; stable.
  6. Free from the risk of financial loss; reliable.