securely


securely
se|cure|ly [sıˈkjuəli US -ˈkjur-] adv
1.) tied, fastened etc tightly, especially in order to make something safe
securely locked/fastened/attached/held etc
All firearms should be kept securely locked in a cabinet.
2.) in a way that protects something from being stolen or lost
Customers can now buy products securely over the internet.
3.) in a way that is likely to continue successfully and not change
By that time, democracy had become securely established in Spain.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Securely — Se*cure ly, adv. In a secure manner; without fear or apprehension; without danger; safely. [1913 Webster] His daring foe . . . securely him defied. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • securely — adverb 1. in a secure manner; in a manner free from danger (Freq. 1) she held the child securely • Syn: ↑firmly • Derived from adjective: ↑secure 2. in a confident and unselfconscious manner he acts very securely in front of the …   Useful english dictionary

  • securely — adv. Securely is used with these adjectives: ↑attached, ↑fixed Securely is used with these verbs: ↑anchor, ↑attach, ↑bolt, ↑establish, ↑fasten, ↑fit, ↑fix, ↑hold, ↑knot, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • securely — adverb tied, fastened etc tightly, especially in order to make something safe: securely locked/fastened/tied etc: Make sure the saddle is securely buckled so it doesn t come loose …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • securely — secure ► ADJECTIVE 1) certain to remain safe and unthreatened. 2) fixed or fastened so as not to give way, become loose, or be lost. 3) feeling free from fear or anxiety. 4) protected against attack, burglary, etc. 5) (of a place of detention)… …   English terms dictionary

  • securely — adverb see secure I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • securely — See securable. * * * …   Universalium

  • securely — adverb In a secure manner; without fear or apprehension; without danger; safely …   Wiktionary

  • securely — adv. safely; certainly, surely; tightly, firmly (locked, closed, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • securely — se·cure·ly …   English syllables


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