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. an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in
  3. 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"
  4. The condition or quality of being secure; secureness.
  5. Freedom from apprehension, anxiety, or care; confidence of power of safety; hence, assurance; certainty.
  6. Hence, carelessness; negligence; heedlessness.
  7. Freedom from risk; safety.
  8. That which secures or makes safe; protection; guard; defense.
  9. 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.
  10. One who becomes surety for another, or engages himself for the performance of another's obligation.
  11. An evidence of debt or of property, as a bond, a certificate of stock, etc.; as, government securities.
  12. 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.
  13. State of being secure: freedom from fear: carelessness: protection: certainty: a pledge:- pl. bonds or certificates in evidence of debt or property.
  14. Freedom from fear; safety; protection; certainty; a pledge.
  15. The state of being secure; something that makes one secure, as against loss.
  16. 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.
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