What does Security mean?

Definitions for Security
sɪˈkyʊər ɪ tise·cu·ri·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. securitynoun

    the state of being free from danger or injury

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

  2. security, protectionnoun

    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. securitynoun

    freedom from anxiety or fear

    "the watch dog gave her a feeling of security"

  4. security, certificatenoun

    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, suretynoun

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

    "bankers are reluctant to lend without good security"

  6. security, security departmentnoun

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

    "the head of security was a former policeman"

  7. security, suretynoun

    a guarantee that an obligation will be met

  8. security system, security measure, securitynoun

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

  9. security, security measuresnoun

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. securitynoun

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

  2. securitynoun

    something that secures.

  3. securitynoun

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

  4. securitynoun

    something that secures the fulfillment of an obligation or law.

  5. securitynoun

    Freedom from apprehension.

  6. securitynoun

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

  7. securitynoun

    property temporarily relinquished to guarantee repayment of a loan

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Securitynoun

    Etymology: securité, Fr. securitas, Lat. from secure.

    Marvellous security is always dangerous, when men will not believe any bees to be in a hive, until they have a sharp sense of their stings. John Hayward.

    There is scarce truth enough alive to make societies secure; but security enough to make fellowships accurst. William Shakespeare.

    How senseless then, and dead a soul hath he,
    Which thinks his soul doth with his body die;
    Or thinks not so, but so would have it be,
    That he might sin with more security. Davies.

    If the providence of God be taken away, what security have we against those innumerable dangers to which human nature is continually exposed? John Tillotson.

    When they had taken security of Jason, they let them go. Acts xvii. 9.

    It is possible for a man, who hath the appearance of religion, to be wicked and an hypocrite; but it is impossible for a man, who openly declares against religion, to give any reasonable security that he will not be false and cruel. Jonathan Swift.

    Exchequer bills have been generally reckoned the surest and most sacred of all securities. Jonathan Swift, Examiner.

    The Romans do not seem to have known the secret of paper credit, and securities upon mortgages. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.

    Some, who gave their advice for entering into a war, alleged that we should have no security for our trade, while Spain was subject to a prince of the Bourbon family. Jonathan Swift.

ChatGPT

  1. security

    Security can be generally defined as the state or condition of being protected against threats, risks, or potential harm. In various contexts, security can refer to the measures, practices, or systems implemented to ensure safety, privacy, integrity, or control over assets, information, individuals, organizations, or societies. It involves identifying and mitigating vulnerabilities, implementing protective measures, and maintaining resilience to minimize the likelihood and impact of unwanted incidents or unauthorized access.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Securitynoun

    the condition or quality of being secure; secureness

  2. Securitynoun

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

  3. Securitynoun

    hence, carelessness; negligence; heedlessness

  4. Securitynoun

    freedom from risk; safety

  5. Securitynoun

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

  6. Securitynoun

    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. Securitynoun

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

  8. Securitynoun

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

Wikidata

  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 Terms

  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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Security in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Security in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Security in a Sentence

  1. Michelle Wolf:

    After Gina was nominated, my best friend Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted, ‘Any Democrat who claims to support women’s empowerment and our national security but opposes her nomination is a total hypocrite,’ well if anyone’s an expert of hypocrites, it’s Sarah huckabee Sanders. And for the record, that was not a looks-based joke. That was about her ugly personality. She has the Mario Batali of personalities.

  2. Abdullah Zeydan:

    There are people with critical injuries who are being treated in homes. Security forces have shelled a neighborhood, and hit residential buildings.

  3. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    When he was in Afghanistan as commanding general of ISAF joint command, I had a lot of opportunity to observe Mark on the ground leading our coalition allies and partners and helping the Afghan people prepare to take responsibility for their own security, mark and I flew to Iraq the day after an attack on the U.S. consulate there, and I saw Mark take command of the scene and stand with our people there I was impressed by his candor and good judgment, and I knew right away that he had more to offer the United States Army.

  4. Mike Garcia:

    The average American doesn't necessarily care about the Republican Party or the Democrat Party. They care about their own security, they want to know that when they dial 9-1-1, the cops are going to show up and help them. When these progressive, woke politicians start bending the knee to organizations that are fighting for the rights of criminals, that's when we get into this trouble.

  5. Vladimir Putin:

    Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear program is a crude violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions, undermines the non-proliferation regime and creates a threat to the security of northeastern Asia, at the same time, it is clear that it is impossible to resolve the problem of the Korean Peninsula only by sanctions and pressure.

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Translations for Security

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  • sekuriteitAfrikaans
  • حِمَايَة, سَلَامَة, أَمَانَة, أَمْنArabic
  • təhlükəsizlikAzerbaijani
  • бяспе́каBelarusian
  • безопа́сностBulgarian
  • নিরাপত্তাBengali
  • seguretatCatalan, Valencian
  • cenný papír, bezpečí, ostraha, zajištění, záruka, jistota, zástava, bezpečnost, zabezpečeníCzech
  • 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
  • securitas, pignusLatin
  • ຄວາມປອດໄພLao
  • saugumasLithuanian
  • drošībaLatvian
  • си́гурност, бе́збедност, обезбедувањеMacedonian
  • аюулгүй байдалMongolian
  • keselamatanMalay
  • sigurtàMaltese
  • sikkerhetNorwegian
  • onderpand, veiligheidsdienst, zekerheid, veiligheid, beveiligingDutch
  • sikkerhetNorwegian
  • bezpieczeństwoPolish
  • segurança, garantiaPortuguese
  • siguranță, securitateRomanian
  • надёжность, це́нная бума́га, защи́та, поручи́тельство, гара́нтия, безопа́сность, [[слу́жба]] [[безопасность, 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
  • பாதுகாப்புTamil
  • భద్రతTelugu
  • амниятTajik
  • ความปลอดภัยThai
  • ygtybarlylykTurkmen
  • emniyet, güvenlilik, güvenlik güçleri, güvenlikTurkish
  • безпе́каUkrainian
  • زامن, سیکورٹیUrdu
  • xavfsizlik, bexatarlikUzbek
  • an toànVietnamese
  • såvritéWalloon
  • זיכערהייטYiddish

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