Definition of "security" []

  • Freedom from risk or danger; safety. (noun)
  • Freedom from doubt, anxiety, or fear; confidence. (noun)
  • Something that gives or assures safety, as: (noun)
  • A group or department of private guards: Call building security if a visitor acts suspicious. (noun)
  • Measures adopted by a government to prevent espionage, sabotage, or attack. (noun)
  • The state of being secure (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Assured freedom from poverty or want (noun)
  • A person or thing that secures, guarantees, etc (noun)
  • Precautions taken to ensure against theft, espionage, etc (noun)
  • A certificate of creditorship or property carrying the right to receive interest or dividend, such as shares or bonds (noun)
  • The financial asset represented by such a certificate (noun)
  • The specific asset that a creditor can claim title to in the event of default on an obligation (noun)
  • Something given or pledged to secure the fulfilment of a promise or obligation (noun)
  • A person who undertakes to fulfil another person's obligation (noun)
  • The protection of data to ensure that only authorized personnel have access to computer files (noun)
  • Carelessness or overconfidence (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "security" in a sentence
  • "The final constitution should give effect to a progressive concept of security and should accordingly provide principled guidelines regarding the objectives of security and the interpretation of threats to security*."
  • "He was not desiring territory, but protection and security to the interests of his people, _security_ to prevent the"
  • "There is no security adress listed at [1] and hence took the industry standard security contacts addresses [email protected] and [email protected] [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] [email protected] No reply."