Secure arms
Secure Se*cure", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Secured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Securing}.] 1. To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect. [1913 Webster]

I spread a cloud before the victor's sight, Sustained the vanquished, and secured his flight. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

It secures its possessor of eternal happiness. --T. Dick. [1913 Webster]

3. 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. [1913 Webster]

4. To get possession of; to make one's self secure of; to acquire certainly; as, to secure an estate. [1913 Webster]

{Secure arms} (Mil.), a command and a position in the manual of arms, used in wet weather, the object being to guard the firearm from becoming wet. The piece is turned with the barrel to the front and grasped by the right hand at the lower band, the muzzle is dropped to the front, and the piece held with the guard under the right arm, the hand supported against the hip, and the thumb on the rammer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • secure arms Military — hold a rifle with the muzzle downward and the lock in the armpit to guard it from rain. → secure …   English new terms dictionary

  • Secure — Se*cure , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Secured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Securing}.] 1. To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect. [1913 Webster] I spread a cloud before the victor s sight, Sustained the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • secure — adj. & v. adj. 1 untroubled by danger or fear. 2 safe against attack: impregnable. 3 reliable; certain not to fail (the plan is secure). 4 fixed or fastened so as not to give way or get loose or be lost (made the door secure). 5 a (foll. by of)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • secure — adjective 1》 fixed or fastened so as not to give way, become loose, or be lost. 2》 certain to remain safe and unthreatened.     ↘protected against attack or other criminal activity. 3》 feeling free from fear or anxiety.     ↘(secure of) dated… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Arms Length Management Organisation — Arms Length Management Organisations or arm s length management organisations (ALMOs) are UK not for profit companies set up by a local authorities primarily to manage and improve all or part of their housing stock. Ownership of the housing stock …   Wikipedia

  • Secure Option ARM — A type of payment option adjustible rate mortgage with a fixed interest rate period. The mechanics of a secure option arm are very similar to a payment option arm except that it has a fixed interest rate period similar to fixed period or hybrid… …   Investment dictionary

  • secure — securable, adj. securely, adv. secureness, n. securer, n. /si kyoor /, adj., securer, securest, v., secured, securing. adj. 1. free from or not exposed to danger or harm; safe …   Universalium

  • secure — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb 1 fix/lock sth firmly ADVERB ▪ firmly, properly, tightly PREPOSITION ▪ to ▪ The crates had not been firmly secured to the truck …   Collocations dictionary

  • secure — se•cure [[t]sɪˈkyʊər[/t]] adj. cur•er, cur•est, 1) free from danger or harm; safe 2) not liable to fail, yield, etc., as a support or fastening; firm 3) affording safety, as a place 4) kept in safe custody 5) free from care or anxiety 6) firmly… …   From formal English to slang

  • Combat Arms — Entwickler Doobic Studios Publisher Nex …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”