Definitions of security

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. defense against financial failure; "his pension gave him security in his old age"; "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the state of being free from danger or injury; "we support the armed services in the name of national security" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.; "military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a guarantee that an obligation will be met Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. freedom from anxiety or fear; "the watch dog gave her a feeling of security" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation; "bankers are reluctant to lend without good security" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers; "the head of security was a former policeman" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. defense against financial failure; financial independence; "his pension gave him security in his old age"; "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. The condition or quality of being secure; secureness. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Freedom from apprehension, anxiety, or care; confidence of power of safety; hence, assurance; certainty. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Hence, carelessness; negligence; heedlessness. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Freedom from risk; safety. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. That which secures or makes safe; protection; guard; defense. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Something given, deposited, or pledged, to make certain the fulfillment of an obligation, the performance of a contract, the payment of a debt, or the like; surety; pledge. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. One who becomes surety for another, or engages himself for the performance of another's obligation. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. An evidence of debt or of property, as a bond, a certificate of stock, etc.; as, government securities. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. The state or quality of being safe or protected; freedom from fear or danger; certainty; something given to guarantee the fulfilment of a contract, etc.; pledge; as, security for a loan; evidence of debt or ownership, as stocks, notes, etc.; one who becomes responsible for another. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. State of being secure: freedom from fear: carelessness: protection: certainty: a pledge:-pl. bonds or certificates in evidence of debt or property. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Freedom from fear; safety; protection; certainty; a pledge. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. The state of being secure; something that makes one secure, as against loss. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. State of being or feeling secure; protection; effectual defence or safety from danger of any kind; freedom from fear; confidence of safety; safety; certainty; a pledge; one who becomes surety; an evidence of debt or of property; something given or done to secure peace or good behaviour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. That which protects or secures; anything given or done as a pledge or guarantee; one who becomes surety for another; protection; confidence of safety; assurance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. In adj. senses; also or esp.; over-confidence; thing that guards or guarantees (pride should at least be a s. against meanness; in s. for, as guarantee for), thing deposited or hypothecated as pledge for fulfilment of undertaking or payment of loan to be forfeited in case of failure, document as evidence of loan, certificate of stock, bond, exchequer bill, &c. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. n. That which secures; protection ; defence; state of safety or safe-keeping;-freedom from Dear, care, or anxiety; confidence; hence, carelessness; want of caution or vigilance;-certainty; assurance;-act of giving caution or of being bound; or anything given as a bond, caution, or pledge;- one who becomes surety for another. Cabinet Dictionary

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