1. (a.) Free from fear, care, or anxiety; easy in mind; not feeling suspicion or distrust; confident.

2. (a.) Overconfident; incautious; careless; -- in a bad sense.

3. (a.) Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; -- commonly with of; as, secure of a welcome.

4. (a.) Net exposed to danger; safe; -- applied to persons and things, and followed by against or from.

5. (v. t.) To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect.

6. (v. t.) 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.

7. (v. t.) 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.

8. (v. t.) To get possession of; to make one's self secure of; to acquire certainly; as, to secure an estate.

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