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. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. security(Noun)

    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. security(Noun)

    something that secures.

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

  3. security(Noun)

    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. security(Noun)

    something that secures the fulfillment of an obligation or law.

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

  5. security(Noun)

    Freedom from apprehension.

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

  6. security(Noun)

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

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

  7. security(Noun)

    property temporarily relinquished to guarantee repayment of a loan

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

Webster Dictionary

  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

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

How to pronounce security?

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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. Donald Trump:

    What we need is smart border security. And we need to invest more at the border with new technology, observation towers, drones, some physical barrier, for sure, and make that part of a compromise to provide a path to citizenship for Dreamers in our country.

  2. Adib Shishakly:

    You cannot send a U.N. envoy without political backing of the big players in the U.N. Security Council. De Mistura does not have the tools.

  3. Joe Biden:

    I have never heard anyone say with any serious background in foreign policy, 'Pull all troops out of the Middle East', if she meant pulling our fleet out of the eastern Mediterranean or the Persian Gulf, I think it will be an absolute disaster for American security and American foreign policy ... I hope she didn't mean in a literal sense.

  4. Miles Taylor:

    I had lunch with the vice president of the United States in the West Wing of the The White House and Miles Taylor told me to my face Olivia Troye is doing an incredible job as my homeland security adviser, keith Kellogg told me this year Olivia Troye is doing an incredible job, I'm so glad DHS referred Olivia Troye to us.

  5. Ashraf Ghani:

    If, a year ago today, you had listened to regional and international analysts, they would never have thought that today would happen, they were thinking how can a country with the problems that Afghanistan has successfully complete a security and political transition.

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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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