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Main Entry: 1se·cure
Pronunciation: si-primarystresskyudot(schwa)r
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): se·cur·er; se·cur·est
Etymology: from Latin securus "safe, secure," literally, "without care," from se "without" and cura "care" --related to CURE, SURE --see Word History at CURE
1 : easy in mind : CONFIDENT <secure in the knowledge that help was near>
2 a : providing safety : SAFE <a secure hideaway> <is secure against attack> b : TRUSTWORTHY, DEPENDABLE <secure foundation>
3 : 1SURE 5a, certain <victory is secure>
- se·cure·ly adverb

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