Definition of SECURITY


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the state of being free from danger or injury; "we support the armed services in the name of national security" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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. (

    ) freedom from anxiety or fear; "the watch dog gave her a feeling of security" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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. (

    ) property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation; "bankers are reluctant to lend without good security" ;

  • 6. (

    ) a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers; "the head of security was a former policeman" ;

  • 9. (

    ) measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.; "military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising" ;

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