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- secuer (obsolete)
From Latin securus (“of persons, free from care, quiet, easy; in a bad sense, careless, reckless; of things, tranquil, also free from danger, safe, secure”), from se- (“without”) + cura (“care”); see cure.
- Free from attack or danger; protected.
- Free from the danger of theft; safe.
- Free from the risk of eavesdropping, interception or discovery; secret.
- Free from anxiety or doubt; unafraid.
- But thou, secure of soul, unbent with woes.
- Firm and not likely to fail; stable.
- Free from the risk of financial loss; reliable.
- Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; commonly used with of.
- secure of a welcome
- Confidence then bore thee on, secure / Either to meet no danger, or to find / Matter of glorious trial.
- Overconfident; incautious; careless.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Macaulay to this entry?)
free from attack or danger; protected
free from the danger of theft; safe
free from the risk of eavesdropping, interception or discovery; secret
free from anxiety or doubt; unafraid
Firm and not likely to fail; stable
Free from the risk of financial loss; reliable
Translations to be checked
- To make secure (in all the above senses).
- "[Captain] was able to secure some good photographs of the fortress." (Flight, 1911, p. 766)
- 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 3, The Mirror and the Lamp:
- One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached on “The Inner Life.” He at once secured attention by his informal method, and when presently the coughing of Jarvis […] interrupted the sermon, he altogether captivated his audience with a remark about cough lozenges being cheap and easily procurable.
To make secure
- secure in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- secure in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- Feminine plural form of securo
- ablative singular of
- săcure (archaic)