Definitions for securitysɪˈkyʊər ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. security(noun)

    the state of being free from danger or injury

    "we support the armed services in the name of national security"

  2. security, protection(noun)

    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"

  3. security(noun)

    freedom from anxiety or fear

    "the watch dog gave her a feeling of security"

  4. security, certificate(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. security, surety(noun)

    property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation

    "bankers are reluctant to lend without good security"

  6. security, security department(noun)

    a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers

    "the head of security was a former policeman"

  7. security, surety(noun)

    a guarantee that an obligation will be met

  8. security system, security measure, security(noun)

    an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in

  9. security, security measures(noun)

    measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.

    "military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. security(Noun)

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

  2. security(Noun)

    something that secures.

  3. security(Noun)

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

  4. security(Noun)

    something that secures the fulfillment of an obligation or law.

  5. security(Noun)

    Freedom from apprehension.

  6. security(Noun)

    proof of ownership of stocks, bonds or other investment instruments.

  7. security(Noun)

    property temporarily relinquished to guarantee repayment of a loan

  8. Origin: From securite, from (French: sécurité), from securitas, from securus "safe, secure".

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Security(noun)

    the condition or quality of being secure; secureness

  2. Security(noun)

    freedom from apprehension, anxiety, or care; confidence of power of safety; hence, assurance; certainty

  3. Security(noun)

    hence, carelessness; negligence; heedlessness

  4. Security(noun)

    freedom from risk; safety

  5. Security(noun)

    that which secures or makes safe; protection; guard; defense

  6. Security(noun)

    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

  7. Security(noun)

    one who becomes surety for another, or engages himself for the performance of another's obligation

  8. Security(noun)

    an evidence of debt or of property, as a bond, a certificate of stock, etc.; as, government securities

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Security

    Security is the degree of resistance to, or protection from, harm. It applies to any vulnerable and valuable asset, such as a person, dwelling, community, nation, or organization. As noted by the Institute for Security and Open Methodologies in the OSSTMM 3, security provides "a form of protection where a separation is created between the assets and the threat." These separations are generically called "controls," and sometimes include changes to the asset or the threat.

Dictionary of Military and Associated TermsRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. security

    1. Measures taken by a military unit, activity, or installation to protect itself against all acts designed to, or which may, impair its effectiveness. 2. A condition that results from the establishment and maintenance of protective measures that ensure a state of inviolability from hostile acts or influences. 3. With respect to classified matter, the condition that prevents unauthorized persons from having access to official information that is safeguarded in the interests of national security. See also national security.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'security' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #681

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'security' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1405

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'security' in Nouns Frequency: #251


Translations for security

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • sekuriteitAfrikaans
  • حِمَايَة, سَلَامَة, أَمَانَة, أَمْنArabic
  • təhlükəsizlikAzerbaijani
  • бяспе́каBelarusian
  • безопа́сностBulgarian
  • নিরাপত্তাBengali
  • seguretatCatalan, Valencian
  • cenný papír, bezpečí, ostraha, zajištění, záruka, jistota, zástava, bezpečnostCzech
  • diogelwchWelsh
  • sikkerhedDanish
  • Sicherheit, Schutz, SicherheitsdienstGerman
  • αξία, ασφάλεια, αξιόγραφο, εγγύηση, εχέγγυο, χρηματόγραφοGreek
  • seguridad, prenda, documento, confianza, garantía, respaldo, título de propiedad, certificadoSpanish
  • ohutusEstonian
  • امنیتPersian
  • turvallisuusosasto, takuu, turva, takaus, turvallisuus, pantti, turvallisuuspalvelu, arvopaperi, vakuusFinnish
  • trygdFaroese
  • titre, sécurisant, sécuritéFrench
  • tearmannIrish
  • urras, tèarainteachdScottish Gaelic
  • ביטחון, בִּטָחוֹןHebrew
  • सुरक्षाHindi
  • biztonságHungarian
  • ապահովությունArmenian
  • keamanan, keselamatanIndonesian
  • öryggiIcelandic
  • sicurezzaItalian
  • 抵当, 安全, 保証, セキュリティー, 証券, 保護, 担保, 有価証券Japanese
  • დაცულობა, უსაფრთხოებაGeorgian
  • қауіпсіздікKazakh
  • និរន្តរាយ, សន្តិសុខKhmer
  • 안전Korean
  • ئه‌مانه‌ت, ئاسایش, ئاشتیKurdish
  • коопсуздукKyrgyz
  • securitasLatin
  • ຄວາມປອດໄພLao
  • saugumasLithuanian
  • drošībaLatvian
  • си́гурност, бе́збедност, обезбедувањеMacedonian
  • аюулгүй байдалMongolian
  • keselamatanMalay
  • sigurtàMaltese
  • sikkerhetNorwegian
  • onderpand, veiligheidsdienst, zekerheid, veiligheid, beveiligingDutch
  • bezpieczeństwoPolish
  • segurança, garantiaPortuguese
  • siguranță, securitateRomanian
  • надёжность, це́нная бума́га, защи́та, поручи́тельство, гара́нтия, безопа́сность, [[слу́жба]] [[безопасностьRussian
  • सुरक्षाSanskrit
  • jamstvo, osiguranje, garancija, сигурност, zaštita, vrijednosni papir, sigurnostSerbo-Croatian
  • bezpečnosť, bezpečieSlovak
  • vrednostni papir, varnostSlovene
  • siguriAlbanian
  • säkerhetsåtgärd, säkerhet, trygghet, värdepapper, säkerhetstjänst, trygghetskänsla, vaktbolag, garanti, skydd, borgenSwedish
  • భద్రతTelugu
  • амниятTajik
  • ความปลอดภัยThai
  • ygtybarlylykTurkmen
  • emniyet, güvenlilik, güvenlik güçleri, güvenlikTurkish
  • безпе́каUkrainian
  • زامنUrdu
  • xavfsizlik, bexatarlikUzbek
  • an toànVietnamese
  • såvritéWalloon

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