Definition of Security

1. Noun. The state of being free from danger or injury. "We support the armed services in the name of national security"

Generic synonyms: Safety
Specialized synonyms: Peace, Public Security, Secureness, Protection, Shelter
Antonyms: Insecurity
Derivative terms: Secure

2. Noun. Defense against financial failure; financial independence. "Insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
Exact synonyms: Protection
Generic synonyms: Assets
Specialized synonyms: Easy Street, Hedge, Hedging, Insurance
Derivative terms: Secure

3. Noun. Freedom from anxiety or fear. "The watch dog gave her a feeling of security"
Generic synonyms: Bravery, Fearlessness
Specialized synonyms: Confidence
Derivative terms: Secure

4. Noun. A formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends. "He held several valuable securities"

5. Noun. Property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation. "Bankers are reluctant to lend without good security"

6. Noun. A department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers. "The head of security was a former policeman"
Exact synonyms: Security Department
Generic synonyms: Department, Section

7. Noun. A guarantee that an obligation will be met.
Exact synonyms: Surety
Generic synonyms: Guarantee, Warrant, Warrantee, Warranty

8. Noun. An electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in.
Exact synonyms: Security Measure, Security System
Generic synonyms: Electrical Device

9. Noun. Measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.. "Military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising"
Exact synonyms: Security Measures
Generic synonyms: Guard, Precaution, Safeguard

Definition of Security

1. n. The condition or quality of being secure; secureness.

Definition of Security

1. Noun. the condition of not being threatened, especially physically, psychologically, emotionally, or financially ¹

2. Noun. something that secures. ¹

3. Noun. an organization or department responsible for providing security by enforcing laws, rules, and regulations as well as maintaining order. ¹

4. Noun. (legal) something that secures the fulfillment of an obligation or law. ¹

5. Noun. (legal) Freedom from apprehension. ¹

6. Noun. (finance) proof of ownership of stocks, bonds or other investment instruments.W ¹

7. Noun. (finance) property temporarily relinquished to guarantee repayment of a loan ¹

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Definition of Security

1. the state of being secure [n -TIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Security

securities market
security (current term)
security blanket
security blankets
security by design
security camera
security communities
security community
security consultant
security department
security deposit
security deposits
security director
security force
security forces
security guard

Literary usage of Security

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by Indiana Building and Loan Association Dept (1905)
"Loans on mortgage security 386,90000 Cash on hand June 30, 1905 $7500 79 Furniture anil fixtures C50 00 Loans on stock or pass book security, loans on other ..."

2. Energy Policies Of IEA Countries: 2006 Review by International Energy Agency, SourceOECD (Online service) (2006)
"The events between Russia and Ukraine in January 2006 alerted the world to the issues surrounding the security of Russian gas supply. ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"... not as a present immediate security, but for the purpose of having a ... claiming the benefit of a security upon real estates, by a deposit of the ..."

4. The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States, Being by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay (1888)
"... This is the security which appears to have been principally ... the next and most difficult task is to provide some practical security for each, ..."

5. Energy Policies of IEA Countries: 2005 Review by International Energy Agency (2005)
"This includes long-term security of gas and electricity supplies under liberalised markets and growing dependence on oil and gas imports. ..."

6. Combating Terrorism: Role of the National Guard Response Teams,Hearing edited by Christopher Shays (2001)

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