Definitions of security

  1. defense against financial failure; " his pension gave him security in his old age"; " insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
  2. measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.; " military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising"
  3. an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in
  4. freedom from anxiety or fear; " the watch dog gave her a feeling of security"
  5. a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers; " the head of security was a former policeman"
  6. 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"
  7. The condition or quality of being secure; secureness.
  8. Freedom from apprehension, anxiety, or care; confidence of power of safety; hence, assurance; certainty.
  9. Hence, carelessness; negligence; heedlessness.
  10. Freedom from risk; safety.
  11. That which secures or makes safe; protection; guard; defense.
  12. 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.
  13. One who becomes surety for another, or engages himself for the performance of another's obligation.
  14. An evidence of debt or of property, as a bond, a certificate of stock, etc.; as, government securities.
  15. The state or quality of being safe or protected; freedom from fear or danger; certainty; something given to guarantee the fulfilment of a contract, etc.; pledge; as, security for a loan; evidence of debt or ownership, as stocks, notes, etc.; one who becomes responsible for another.
  16. State of being secure: freedom from fear: carelessness: protection: certainty: a pledge:- pl. bonds or certificates in evidence of debt or property.
  17. Freedom from fear; safety; protection; certainty; a pledge.
  18. The state of being secure; something that makes one secure, as against loss.
  19. That which protects or secures; anything given or done as a pledge or guarantee; one who becomes surety for another; protection; confidence of safety; assurance.

Usage examples for security

  1. For what we are seeking now, what in my mind is the single thought of this message, is national efficiency and security. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  2. When I said he ought to marry and have a son to succeed him, Sir, said he, what security can I have that my son will think and act as I do? – Boswell's Correspondence with the Honourable Andrew Erskine, and His Journal of a Tour to Corsica by James Boswell
  3. I've got more security than I know what to do with." – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  4. But I answer: His making a declaration of such a belief is no security at all. – Essays on the Constitution of the United States by Paul Leicester Ford
  5. I remained on deck an hour, and then retired to my state- room with a comfortable sense of security. – The Narrative of a Blockade-Runner by John Wilkinson
  6. I don't quite know how I can do it personally, in view of the figure wheat is standing at, and I don't think much of any security that Gregory could offer me. – Masters of the Wheat-Lands by Harold Bindloss
  7. And I might stand security for you once more! – The Red Room by August Strindberg
  8. It gave him a sense of security. – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  9. They seem confident of the security of this town and the River above it, if the enemy should come up so high; their fortifications being so good, and guns many. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  10. They slept that night in security beside the well, and the next morning they parted company. – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
  11. He took on a sense of security, a feeling of independence, a freedom from worry such as he had been trying for over sixty years, without success, to attain. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  12. This name shall be your security. – The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete by Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz
  13. But, though there existed this security, nevertheless things as regarded Fanny were very unpleasant. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  14. This seemed to offer her more security for the moment, for she could fly at the least sign of danger, could even hide herself from the prince, if it were necessary to save him and herself. – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  15. This seems to suggest that the place which, everywhere else, is occupied by the threatening, was here taken by the events themselves; so that of the two enemies of salvation, proud security and despair, the latter only was here to be met. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  16. Or, indeed, where is the security for all our trade to any part of the earth besides? – Secret Diplomatic History of The Eighteenth Century by Karl Marx
  17. And after that I had no more delight in my security. – The Child of the Dawn by Arthur Christopher Benson
  18. In such a case as that, sir, his personal security would go for so little. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope