securely


securely
adverb
1. in a secure manner; in a manner free from danger (Freq. 1)
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she held the child securely

Syn: ↑firmly
Derived from adjective: ↑secure
2. in a confident and unselfconscious manner
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he acts very securely in front of the camera

Ant: ↑insecurely
Derived from adjective: ↑secure
3. in a manner free from fear or risk
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the outcome of expansion in the sixties and seventies will be an academic hierarchy securely supported by scholastic selection

Ant: ↑insecurely
Derived from adjective: ↑secure
4. in an invulnerable manner
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the agreed line was to involve at several points the withdrawal of French troops from positions which they had quite securely held

Derived from adjective: ↑secure

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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 — 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… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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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