An example of secure is something that has been nailed in place.
An example of secure is the feeling you are get when you are in your house and all the doors are locked.
A secure fortress.
Her papers were secure in the vault.
An example of secure is when you tie something down.
An example of secure is when you lock up your money in a safe to protect it.
An example of secure is when you get hired for a job you've been trying really hard to get.
Only one telephone line in the embassy was secure.
Felt secure in his old job.
The speaker could not secure the goodwill of the audience.
Secured a job.
They secured the suspect in the squad car.
Secured release of the hostages.
A secure investment.
A secure phone line.
To secure a position against attack.
To secure a loan with collateral.
To secure aid.
To secure a laugh.
An insurance policy that secures against loss.
Secure of a welcome.
"[Captain] was able to secure some good photographs of the fortress." (Flight, 1911, p. 766)
With three goals in the first period they had a secure victory, but somehow they lost.
The troops secured the area before the civilians were allowed to return.
To make a knot secure.
Origin of secure
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition