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Meaning & Definition of Security in English

English

Security

/sɪkjʊrəti/

noun

1. The state of being free from danger or injury

  • "We support the armed services in the name of national security"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • security
  • ,
  • protection

3. Freedom from anxiety or fear

  • "The watch dog gave her a feeling of security"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • security
  • ,
  • certificate

5. Property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation

  • "Bankers are reluctant to lend without good security"
    synonym:
  • security
  • ,
  • surety

6. A department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers

  • "The head of security was a former policeman"
    synonym:
  • security
  • ,
  • security department

7. A guarantee that an obligation will be met

    synonym:
  • security
  • ,
  • surety

8. An electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in

    synonym:
  • security system
  • ,
  • security measure
  • ,
  • security

9. Measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.

  • "Military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising"
    synonym:
  • security
  • ,
  • security measures

Examples of using

You're being given a promotion and a raise in security access level.
I'll call security.
Call security!