September 3, 2014 - Word of the Day: secure
The word "secure" usually means safe. It's often used as an adjective. Sometimes "secure" means that something is in a good location--it's not going to fall over or come off easily because it's properly attached or put into a place.
- They feel secure inside their apartment.
- This part of the city isn't a secure location for raising a family.
- This door is not very secure. It's wobbling and it might fall off.
- The state needs a secure facility for housing prisoners temporarily.
- Move that box. It doesn't look secure.
- A secure website provides you with protection from having your data stolen.
https = hypertext transfer protocol secure
When you use "secure" as a verb, it means to get:
- Robert was able to secure a second job.
- Aleah will need to secure a loan from the bank to start a business.
- They need to secure housing for the winter.
As a noun, "secure" changes to "security."
- Laura's sense of security was shaken after thieves broke into her apartment.
- Call security. Someone left an unattended bag in the airport terminal.
- This building has good security.
The word "security" can also be used as an adjective:
- Our store has a good security system.
- The apartment building has all the latest security features.
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