What does Security mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Security.

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

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

  2. securitynoun

    something that secures.

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

  3. securitynoun

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

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

  4. securitynoun

    something that secures the fulfillment of an obligation or law.

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

  5. securitynoun

    Freedom from apprehension.

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

  6. securitynoun

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

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

  7. securitynoun

    property temporarily relinquished to guarantee repayment of a loan

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

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

Freebase

  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. Amel Roushdi:

    We don't know the old security chief and we won't know the new one.

  2. Holger Muench:

    The security situation is getting worse with the growing numbers of refugees, conflicts among asylum-seekers are increasing, the mood among the right is being stirred. This dynamic worries me.

  3. State John Kerry:

    Political interference with the Independent National Electoral Commission is unacceptable, and it is critical that the government not use security concerns as a pretext for impeding the democratic process.

  4. South China Morning Post:

    Interpol President Meng Hongwei, 64, who is also a vice-minister at China's Ministry of Public Security, was' taken away' for questioning by discipline authorities' as soon as Interpol President Meng Hongwei landed in China' last week.

  5. Abdul Ameer al-Shammari:

    The security barrier around Baghdad will prevent terrorists from infiltrating the capital or smuggling explosives and car bombs to target innocent civilians.

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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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