The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

1 definition found
 for Secure arms
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        [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.
        [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
        [1913 Webster]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229