Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the quality or state of being secure, security

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The condition or quality of being secure; exemption from fear; want of vigilance; security.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being secure or safe.
  • n. Safety; security.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
  • n. the state of freedom from fear or danger

Etymologies

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secure +‎ -ness

Examples

  • And right as in the first word that our good Lord shewed, signifying His blissful Passion, -- Herewith is the devil overcome, -- right so He said in the last word, with full true secureness, meaning us all: Thou shalt not be overcome.

    Revelations of Divine Love

  • FLOCK: Give me a sense, general, of what your men will be doing today and what they have been doing in terms of secureness?

    CNN Transcript May 6, 2007

  • But there is no way in all the blue hells that I would do something so inane as to bet on that outcome, or somehow think that putting money on it is an indication of the secureness of my opinion in this matter.

    California Legislature Passes Same-Sex Marriage Law; Schwarzenegger hints he’ll veto

  • When I feel the secureness of the chignon at the top, I think it straightens me up a bit more, and puts me more in sort of a proper lady-like kind of attitude, with a little extra sexiness.

    CNN Transcript Feb 15, 2002

  • It was with the same thoroughness that we assessed the vehicles which we purchased in terms of the level of secureness and cost.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "It was with the same thoroughness that we assessed the vehicles which we purchased in terms of the level of secureness and cost."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Stage Company realized a secureness in Billy Ryus, and knew he would linger on in their employ, bravely facing the dangers feared by the other drivers and conductors until such a time as they could employ other men to take his place.

    The Second William Penn A true account of incidents that happened along the old Santa Fe Trail

  • To the kitchen, then, they hurried, and found real comfort in its smallness and secureness.

    Prudence of the Parsonage

  • A square seat, about as wide and unyielding as a table-top, was strapped securely to each donkey, and to this seat we clung, with no secureness at all.

    Peking Dust

  • This word was said with more love and secureness and spiritual keeping than I can or may tell.

    Revelations of Divine Love

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