Secure vs. Security

Secure vs. Security — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Secure and Security

Secureadjective

Free from danger or attack

a secure fortress.

Securitynoun

Freedom from risk or danger; safety.

Secureadjective

Free from risk of loss; safe

Her papers were secure in the vault.

Securitynoun

Freedom from doubt, anxiety, or fear; confidence.

Secureadjective

Free from the risk of being intercepted or listened to by unauthorized persons

Only one telephone line in the embassy was secure.

Securitynoun

A group or department of private guards

Call building security if a visitor acts suspicious.

Secureadjective

Free from fear, anxiety, or doubt

felt secure in his old job.

Securitynoun

Measures adopted by a government to prevent espionage, sabotage, or attack.

Secureadjective

Not likely to fail or give way; stable

a secure stepladder.

Securitynoun

Measures adopted, as by a business or homeowner, to prevent a crime such as burglary or assault

Security was lax at the firm's smaller plant.

Secureadjective

Firmly fastened

a secure lock.

Securitynoun

Measures adopted to prevent escape

Security in the prison is very tight.

Secureadjective

Reliable; dependable

secure investments.

Securitynoun

Something deposited or given as assurance of the fulfillment of an obligation; collateral.

Secureadjective

Assured; certain

With three goals in the first period they had a secure victory, but somehow they lost.

Securitynoun

One who undertakes to fulfill the obligation of another; a surety.

Secureadjective

(Archaic) Careless or overconfident.

Securitynoun

A financial instrument, such as a stock or bond, representing rights of ownership or creditorship and often traded in secondary markets.

Secureverb

To guard from danger or risk of loss

The troops secured the area before the civilians were allowed to return.

Securitynoun

(uncountable) The condition of not being threatened, especially physically, psychologically, emotionally, or financially.

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Secureverb

To make firm or tight; fasten.

Securitynoun

(countable) Something that secures.

Secureverb

To make certain; ensure

The speaker could not secure the goodwill of the audience.

Securitynoun

An organization or department responsible for providing security by enforcing laws, rules, and regulations as well as maintaining order.

Secureverb

To guarantee payment of (a loan, for example).

Securitynoun

(legal) Something that secures the fulfillment of an obligation or law.

Secureverb

To guarantee payment to (a creditor).

Securitynoun

(legal) Freedom from apprehension.

Secureverb

To get possession of; acquire

secured a job.

Securitynoun

A tradeable financial asset, such as a share of stock.W

Secureverb

To capture or confine

They secured the suspect in the squad car.

Securitynoun

(finance) Proof of ownership of stocks, bonds or other investment instruments.

Secureverb

To bring about; effect

secured release of the hostages.

Securitynoun

(finance) Property etc. temporarily relinquished to guarantee repayment of a loan.

Secureverb

To protect or ensure the privacy or secrecy of (a telephone line, for example).

Securitynoun

A guarantee.

Secureadjective

Free from attack or danger; protected.

Securitynoun

(obsolete) Carelessness; negligence.

Secureadjective

Free from the danger of theft; safe.

Securitynoun

the state of being free from danger or injury;

we support the armed services in the name of national security

Secureadjective

Free from the risk of eavesdropping, interception or discovery; secret.

Securitynoun

a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends;

he held several valuable securities

Secureadjective

Free from anxiety or doubt; unafraid.

Securitynoun

a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers;

the head of security was a former policeman

Secureadjective

Firm and not likely to fail; stable.

Securitynoun

measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.;

military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising

Secureadjective

Free from the risk of financial loss; reliable.

Securitynoun

defense against financial failure; financial independence;

his pension gave him security in his old ageinsurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness

Secureadjective

Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; commonly used with of.

secure of a welcome

Securitynoun

freedom from anxiety or fear;

the watch dog gave her a feeling of security

Secureadjective

(obsolete) Overconfident; incautious; careless.

Securitynoun

an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in

Secureverb

To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect.

Securitynoun

property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation;

bankers are reluctant to lend without good security

Secureverb

To put beyond hazard of losing or of not receiving; to make certain; to assure; frequently with against or from, or formerly with of.

to secure a creditor against loss; to secure a debt by a mortgage

Securitynoun

a guarantee that an obligation will be met

Secureverb

To make fast; to close or confine effectually; to render incapable of getting loose or escaping.

to secure a prisoner; to secure a door, or the hatches of a ship

Secureverb

To get possession of; to make oneself secure of; to acquire certainly.

to secure an estate

Secureverb

get by special effort;

He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed

Secureverb

cause to be firmly attached;

fasten the lock onto the doorshe fixed her gaze on the man

Secureverb

assure payment of

Secureverb

make certain of;

This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for usPreparation will guarantee success!

Secureverb

fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug;

plug the holestop up the leak

Secureverb

furnish with battens;

batten ships

Secureadjective

free from fear or doubt; easy in mind;

secure himself, he went out of his way to help others

Secureadjective

free from danger or risk;

secure from harmhis fortune was securemade a secure place for himself in his field

Secureadjective

kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss;

the most protected spot I could find

Secureadjective

not likely to fail or give way;

the lock was securea secure foundationa secure hold on her wrist

Secureadjective

able to withstand attack;

an impregnable fortressfortifications that made the frontier inviolable

Secureadjective

financially sound;

a good investmenta secure investment