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Definitions of security

  1. 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
  2. an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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
  4. The condition or quality of being secure; secureness. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Freedom from apprehension, anxiety, or care; confidence of power of safety; hence, assurance; certainty. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Hence, carelessness; negligence; heedlessness. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Freedom from risk; safety. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. That which secures or makes safe; protection; guard; defense. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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
  10. One who becomes surety for another, or engages himself for the performance of another's obligation. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. An evidence of debt or of property, as a bond, a certificate of stock, etc.; as, government securities. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Freedom from fear; safety; protection; certainty; a pledge. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.

Usage examples for security

  1. For what we are seeking now, what in my mind is the single thought of this message, is national efficiency and security – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  2. When I said he ought to marry and have a son to succeed him, Sir, said he, what security can I have that my son will think and act as I do? – Boswell's Correspondence with the Honourable Andrew Erskine, and His Journal of a Tour to Corsica by James Boswell