What is the difference between stable and secure?
Secure is a synonym of stable.
As verbs the difference between stable and secure
is that stable
is to put or keep (horse) in a stable while secure
is to make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect.
As adjectives the difference between stable and secure
is that stable
is relatively unchanging, permanent; firmly fixed or established; consistent; not easily moved, altered, or destroyed while secure
is free from attack or danger; protected.
As a noun stable
is a building, wing or dependency set apart and adapted for lodging and feeding (and training) animals with hoofs, especially horses.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A building, wing or dependency set apart and adapted for lodging and feeding (and training) animals with hoofs, especially horses.
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(metonymy) All the racehorses of a particular stable, i.e. belonging to a given owner.
to put or keep (horse) in a stable.
(rail transport) to park (a rail vehicle)
* (rail transport) outstable
From (etyl) stabilis (itself from )
Relatively unchanging, permanent; firmly fixed or established; consistent; not easily moved, altered, or destroyed.
- He was in a stable relationship.
- a stable government
- In this region of chance, where nothing is stable .
* secuer (obsolete)
Free from attack or danger; protected.
Free from the danger of theft; safe.
Free from the risk of eavesdropping, interception or discovery; secret.
Free from anxiety or doubt; unafraid.
Firm and not likely to fail; stable.
Free from the risk of financial loss; reliable.
Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; commonly used with of .
- But thou, secure of soul, unbent with woes.
- secure of a welcome
Overconfident; incautious; careless.
- Confidence then bore thee on, secure / Either to meet no danger, or to find / Matter of glorious trial.
To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect.
To put beyond hazard of losing or of not receiving; to make certain; to assure; frequently with against'' or ''from'', or formerly with ''of .
- I spread a cloud before the victor's sight, / Sustained the vanquished, and secured his flight.
* T. Dick
- to secure''' a creditor against loss; to '''secure a debt by a mortgage
To make fast; to close or confine effectually; to render incapable of getting loose or escaping.
- It secures its possessor of eternal happiness.
To get possession of; to make oneself secure of; to acquire certainly.
- to secure''' a prisoner; to '''secure a door, or the hatches of a ship
* 2014 , Jamie Jackson, "
- to secure an estate
Ángel di María says Manchester United were the ‘only club’ after Real", The Guardian , 26 August 2014:
- With the Argentinian secured United will step up their attempt to sign a midfielder and, possibly, a defender in the closing days of the transfer window. Juventus’s Arturo Vidal, Milan’s Nigel de Jong and Ajax’s Daley Blind, who is also a left-sided defensive player, are potential targets.
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- "[Captain] was able to secure some good photographs of the fortress."
(Flight, 1911, p. 766)
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