security

  • 1 Security — is the condition of being protected against danger, loss, and criminals. In the general sense, security is a concept similar to safety. The nuance between the two is an added emphasis on being protected from dangers that originate from outside.… …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 security — se·cur·i·ty /si kyu̇r ə tē/ n pl ties 1 a: something (as a mortgage or collateral) that is provided to make certain the fulfillment of an obligation used his property as security for a loan b: surety see also …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 security — [si kyoor′ə tē] n. pl. securities [ME securite < L securitas < securus: see SECURE] 1. the state of being or feeling secure; freedom from fear, anxiety, danger, doubt, etc.; state or sense of safety or certainty 2. something that gives or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Security — Se*cu ri*ty, n.; pl. {Securities}. [L. securitas: cf. F. s[ e]curit[ e]. See {Secure}, and cf. {Surety}.] 1. The condition or quality of being secure; secureness. Specifically: (a) Freedom from apprehension, anxiety, or care; confidence of power… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 security — Something given or pledged to a person who is lending money in order to secure or guarantee payment of that debt. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) Under Title 11 U.S.C. Section 101: (49) The term security (A) includes (i) note; (ii)… …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 6 Security — Widefield, CO U.S. Census Designated Place in Colorado Population (2000): 29845 Housing Units (2000): 10177 Land area (2000): 14.522255 sq. miles (37.612466 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.493456 sq. miles (1.278046 sq. km) Total area (2000):… …

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  • 7 Security, CO — Security Widefield, CO U.S. Census Designated Place in Colorado Population (2000): 29845 Housing Units (2000): 10177 Land area (2000): 14.522255 sq. miles (37.612466 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.493456 sq. miles (1.278046 sq. km) Total area… …

    StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • 8 security — (n.) mid 15c., condition of being secure, from L. securitas, from securus (see SECURE (Cf. secure)). Meaning freedom from care is from 1550s; that of something which secures is from 1580s; safety of a state, person, etc. is from 1941. Legal sense …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 security — [n1] safety, protection aegis, agreement, armament, armor, asylum, bail, bond, care, collateral, compact, contract, covenant, cover, custody, defense, earnest, freedom, guarantee, guard, immunity, insurance, pact, pawn, pledge, precaution,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 security — surety, guaranty, *guarantee, bond, bail Analogous words: *pledge, earnest, token …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 security — ► NOUN (pl. securities) 1) the state of being or feeling secure. 2) the safety of a state or organization against criminal activity such as terrorism or espionage. 3) a thing deposited or pledged as a guarantee of the fulfilment of an undertaking …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 security — Common or preferred stock; a bond of a corporation, government, or quasi government body. Chicago Board of Trade glossary Piece of paper that proves ownership of stocks, bonds, and other investments. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary Amount that… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 13 security — Protection; assurance; indemnification. The term is usually applied to an obligation, pledge, mortgage, deposit, lien, etc., given by a debtor in order to assure the payment or performance of his debt, by furnishing the creditor with a resource… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 14 Security — Piece of paper that proves ownership of stocks, bonds and other investments. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * security se‧cu‧ri‧ty [sɪˈkjʊərti ǁ ˈkjʊr ] noun securities PLURALFORM 1. [uncountable] actions to keep someone or something… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 15 security — se|cu|ri|ty W1 [sıˈkjuərıti US ˈkjur ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(protection from danger)¦ 2¦(protection from bad situations)¦ 3¦(guards)¦ 4¦(borrowing money)¦ 5 securities ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(PROTECTION FROM DANGER)¦[U] things that are done to keep a person,… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 security — /si kyoor i tee/, n., pl. securities, adj. n. 1. freedom from danger, risk, etc.; safety. 2. freedom from care, anxiety, or doubt; well founded confidence. 3. something that secures or makes safe; protection; defense. 4. freedom from financial… …

    Universalium

  • 17 security — noun 1 feeling safe/being free from worry ADJECTIVE ▪ greater ▪ emotional, psychological ▪ economic, financial ▪ job ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 security — n. safety 1) to ensure, provide security 2) to strengthen, tighten security 3) to compromise; undermine security 4) collective; internal; maximum; national; personal security (to compromise national security) 5) security against (security against …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 security — noun 1 PUBLIC/GOVERNMENT SAFETY (U) things that are done in order to keep someone or something safe: For reasons of security, all luggage must be searched. | security measures/checks/procedures etc: Strict security measures were in force during… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 security — se|cu|ri|ty [ sı kjurəti ] noun uncount *** 1. ) safety from attack, harm, or damage: Every precaution has been taken to ensure the personal security of the delegates. national/internal security: The information received is highly confidential… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English