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se·cu·ri·ty

 (sĭ-kyo͝or′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. se·cu·ri·ties
1. Freedom from risk or danger; safety.
2. Freedom from doubt, anxiety, or fear; confidence.
3. Something that gives or assures safety, as:
a. A group or department of private guards: Call building security if a visitor acts suspicious.
b. Measures adopted by a government to prevent espionage, sabotage, or attack.
c. Measures adopted, as by a business or homeowner, to prevent a crime such as burglary or assault: Security was lax at the firm's smaller plant.
d. Measures adopted to prevent escape: Security in the prison is very tight.
4. Something deposited or given as assurance of the fulfillment of an obligation; collateral.
5. One who undertakes to fulfill the obligation of another; a surety.
6. A financial instrument, such as a stock or bond, representing rights of ownership or creditorship and often traded in secondary markets.

[Middle English securite, from Old French, from Latin sēcūritās, from sēcūrus, secure; see secure.]

security

(sɪˈkjʊərɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the state of being secure
2. assured freedom from poverty or want: he needs the security of a permanent job.
3. a person or thing that secures, guarantees, etc
4. precautions taken to ensure against theft, espionage, etc: the security in the government offices was not very good.
5. (Banking & Finance) (often plural)
a. a certificate of creditorship or property carrying the right to receive interest or dividend, such as shares or bonds
b. the financial asset represented by such a certificate
6. (Banking & Finance) the specific asset that a creditor can claim title to in the event of default on an obligation
7. (Law) something given or pledged to secure the fulfilment of a promise or obligation
8. (Law) a person who undertakes to fulfil another person's obligation
9. (Computer Science) the protection of data to ensure that only authorized personnel have access to computer files
10. archaic carelessness or overconfidence

se•cu•ri•ty

(sɪˈkyʊər ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties,
adj. n.
1. freedom from danger, risk, etc.; safety.
2. freedom from care, anxiety, or doubt.
3. something that protects or makes safe; defense.
4. freedom from financial cares.
5. precautions taken to guard against crime, sabotage, etc.
6. a department or organization responsible for protection or safety.
7. precautions taken against escape: to be held in maximum security.
8. an assurance; guarantee.
9.
a. something given as surety for the fulfillment of an obligation.
b. a person who becomes surety for another.
10.
a. evidence of property, as a bond or a certificate of stock.
b. securities, stocks and bonds.
11. Archaic. overconfidence; cockiness.
adj.
12. pertaining to security: strict security measures.
[1400–50; late Middle English securytye, securite(e) < Latin sēcūritās]

security

  • hostage - First referred to the state of someone handed over as a pledge or security (for the fulfillment of an undertaking).
  • policy - Meaning "insurance document," it is from a French word meaning "certificate, contract," from an earlier Latin word meaning "a receipt or security for money paid."
  • impignorate, pignorate - To impignorate or pignorate means to put up as security or to pawn.
  • wage, wager - Wage once meant "pledge, security" and wager was defined as "solemn pledge" or "undertaking," from French wagier, "to pledge."

security

1. Measures taken by a military unit, activity, or installation to protect itself against all acts designed to, or which may, impair its effectiveness.
2. A condition that results from the establishment and maintenance of protective measures that ensure a state of inviolability from hostile acts or influences.
3. With respect to classified matter, the condition that prevents unauthorized persons from having access to official information that is safeguarded in the interests of national security. See also national security.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.security - the state of being free from danger or injurysecurity - the state of being free from danger or injury; "we support the armed services in the name of national security"
safety - the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions; "insure the safety of the children"; "the reciprocal of safety is risk"
public security, peace - the general security of public places; "he was arrested for disturbing the peace"
secureness - the state of freedom from fear or danger
shelter, protection - the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"
insecurity - the state of being subject to danger or injury
2.security - 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"
assets - anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
easy street - financial security
hedging, hedge - any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
insurance - promise of reimbursement in the case of loss; paid to people or companies so concerned about hazards that they have made prepayments to an insurance company
3.security - freedom from anxiety or fear; "the watch dog gave her a feeling of security"
fearlessness, bravery - feeling no fear
confidence - a feeling of trust (in someone or something); "I have confidence in our team"; "confidence is always borrowed, never owned"
4.security - 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"
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
agency security, government security - a security issued by United States government agencies or the Farm Credit System
mortgage-backed security - a security created when a group of mortgages are gathered together and bonds are sold to other institutions or the public; investors receive a portion of the interest payments on the mortgages as well as the principal payments; usually guaranteed by the government
registered security - a security whose owner's name is recorded on the books of the issuer (or issuer's agent)
scrip - a certificate whose value is recognized by the payer and payee; scrip is not currency but may be convertible into currency
stock certificate, stock - a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation; "the value of his stocks doubled during the past year"
tax-exempt, tax-exempt security - a security that is not subject to taxation
bond certificate, bond - a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal
zero coupon security, zero-coupon security - a security that makes no interest payments but instead is sold at a deep discount from its face value
partnership certificate - a certificate showing the interests of all parties in a business partnership
proprietorship certificate - a certificate showing who is responsible in an individually owned business
convertible security, convertible - a corporate security (usually bonds or preferred stock) that can be exchanged for another form of security (usually common stock)
letter security - a stock or bond that is not registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and cannot be sold in the public market
listed security - a security that has been accepted for trading by one of the organized and registered securities exchanges in the US
OTC security, over the counter security, unlisted security - a security traded in the over-the-counter market
5.security - property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation; "bankers are reluctant to lend without good security"
transferred possession, transferred property - a possession whose ownership changes or lapses
deposit - money given as security for an article acquired for temporary use; "his deposit was refunded when he returned the car"
earnest - something of value given by one person to another to bind a contract
recognisance, recognizance - (law) a security entered into before a court with a condition to perform some act required by law; on failure to perform that act a sum is forfeited
stock warrant, stock-purchase warrant, warrant - a type of security issued by a corporation (usually together with a bond or preferred stock) that gives the holder the right to purchase a certain amount of common stock at a stated price; "as a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities"
6.security - a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers; "the head of security was a former policeman"
department, section - a specialized division of a large organization; "you'll find it in the hardware department"; "she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury"
7.security - a guarantee that an obligation will be met
guarantee, warranty, warrantee, warrant - a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications
8.security - an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
9.security - measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.; "military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising"
precaution, safeguard, guard - a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.; "he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution"; "an insurance policy is a good safeguard"; "we let our guard down"

security

noun
1. safety, protection, safekeeping, unassailability, freedom from danger Is it worth risking the security of our nation for this?
2. precautions, defence, safeguards, guards, protection, surveillance, safety measures under pressure to tighten airport security
3. assurance, confidence, safety, comfort, conviction, happiness, certainty, reliance, peace of mind, sureness, positiveness, ease of mind, freedom from doubt, absence of worry He loves the security of a happy home life.
assurance uncertainty, insecurity
4. pledge, insurance, guarantee, backing, hostage, collateral, pawn, gage, surety The banks will pledge the land as security.
5. protection, cover, safety, retreat, asylum, custody, refuge, sanctuary, immunity, preservation, safekeeping He could not remain long in a place of security.
protection exposure, vulnerability, jeopardy

security

noun
1. The quality or state of being safe:
2. Reliability in withstanding pressure, force, or stress:
3. The act or a means of defending:
4. Something given to guarantee the repayment of a loan or the fulfillment of an obligation:
Translations
أَمْنأمْن، أمان
bezpečnostbezpečnostní opatřenícenný papírjistotazajištění
sikkerhedtryghed
panttitakausturvaturvallisuusturvatoimet
osiguranje
öryggi
防護
보안
securitate
varnost
säkerhetsäkerhetsåtgärdskyddtrygghettrygghetskänsla
ความปลอดภัย
an ninh

security

[sɪˈkjʊərɪtɪ]
A. N
1. (= precautions) → seguridad f
for security reasons; for reasons of securitypor razones de seguridad
the Queen's visit has been marked by tight securityla visita de la reina se ha visto caracterizada por estrechas medidas de seguridad
see also maximum A
2. (= safety)
2.1. (from harm or loss) → seguridad f
the security of the passengers on the aircraftla seguridad de los pasajeros a bordo del avión
security of tenure (in one's job) → seguridad f en el cargo; [of tenant] → derecho m de ocupación (de un inmueble)
see also job C
see also national C
2.2. (from worry) → seguridad f, estabilidad f
emotional/financial securityestabilidad f emocional/económica, seguridad f en el plano emocional/económico
see also false A1
3. (= guarantee) → garantía f, aval m
to lend money on securityprestar dinero con un aval or bajo fianza
to stand or go security for sbsalir garante or avalista de algn, avalar a algn
4. securitiesvalores mpl, títulos mpl
government securitiesbonos mpl del Estado
B. CPD security agreement N (Fin) → acuerdo m de garantía
securities market N (Fin) → mercado m bursátil
securities portfolio Ncartera f de valores
security alarm Nalarma f de seguridad
security blanket N (Psych) → manta f de seguridad
security check Ncontrol m de seguridad
Security Council NConsejo m de Seguridad
the Security Council of the United Nationsel Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas
security firm Nempresa f de seguridad
security forces NPLfuerzas fpl de seguridad
security guard Nguarda mf jurado
security leak Nfiltración f de información secreta
security measures NPLmedidas fpl de seguridad
security officer N (Mil, Naut) → oficial mf de las fuerzas de seguridad (Comm, Ind) → encargado/a m/f de seguridad
security police Npolicía f de seguridad
security precaution Nprecaución f
security risk Nriesgo m para la seguridad
security system Nsistema m de seguridad
security vetting Nacreditación f por la Seguridad

security

[sɪˈkjʊərɪti]
n
(= safety) → sécurité f
a feeling of security → un sentiment de sécurité
job security → sécurité de l'emploi
security of tenure (in job)sécurité de l'emploi; (in accommodation)sécurité d'occupation
(= protection) [place, country, person] → sécurité f
a campaign to improve airport security → une campagne visant à améliorer la sécurité dans les aéroports
national security → sécurité nationale
to increase security → augmenter la sécurité
to tighten security → renforcer la sécurité
(= department) → sécurité f
(FINANCE) (for loan)garantie f
modif [adviser, expert] → en sécurité; [chief] → de la sécurité; [staff] → de sécurité; [alert, arrangements, check, operation, screening] → de sécurité; [gate, door] → de sécurité
security men → vigiles mpl security clearance, security leak, security measure, security threat, security van, security video
securities npl (STOCK EXCHANGE)valeurs fpl, titres mpl
securities modif (STOCK EXCHANGE) [commission, regulator] → des opérations de Bourse; [industry, market, trading] → des valeurs mobilières securities dealer, securities firmsecurity blanket n
[baby, toddler] → doudou msecurity camera ncaméra f de sécuritésecurity check ncontrôle m de sécuritésecurity clearance ncertificat m de sécuritéSecurity Council nConseil m de sécuritésecurity forces nplforces fpl de sécuritésecurity guard n (gen)vigile mf; (transporting money)convoyeur/euse m/f de fondssecurity leak nfuites mplsecurity measure nmesure f de sécuritésecurity risk nmenace f pour la sécurité de l'état (or d'une entreprise )security threat nmenace f pour la sécuritésecurity van nfourgon m blindésecurity video nvidéo f de surveillance

security

n
Sicherheit f; (emotional) → Geborgenheit f; (= security measures)Sicherheitsvorkehrungen or -maßnahmen pl; for securityzur Sicherheit; security of tenureKündigungsschutz m; to increase securitydie Sicherheitsmaßnahmen verschärfen or verstärken; airports have tightened their securitydie Flughäfen haben ihre Sicherheitsvorkehrungen verschärft; in the security of one’s own homesicher im eigenen Heim; (from emotional point of view) → in der Geborgenheit des eigenen Heims
(= security department)Sicherheitsdienst m
(Fin: = guarantee) → Sicherheit f; (= guarantor)Bürge m, → Bürgin f; up to £500 without securitybis zu £ 500 ohne Sicherheit; to lend money on securityGeld gegen Sicherheit leihen; to stand security for somebodyfür jdn Bürge/Bürgin sein or Bürgschaft leisten
securities pl (Fin) → Effekten pl, → (Wert)papiere pl

security

in cpdsSicherheits-;
security adviser
nSicherheitsberater(in) m(f)
security agency
security blanket
n
(around politicians etc) → Sicherheitsnetz nt; to throw a security around somebody/somethingjdm/etw mit einem Sicherheitsnetz umgeben
(of child)Kuscheldecke f
security bond
n (Fin) → Bürgschaftswechsel m
security camera
security check
security clearance
nEinstufung fals vertrauenswürdig or als kein Sicherheitsrisiko; to have securitykein Sicherheitsrisiko sein or darstellen
Security Council
security expert
nSicherheitsexperte m, → Sicherheitsexpertin f
security firm
nWach- und Sicherheitsdienst m
security force
nSicherheitstruppe f; (UN) → Friedenstruppe f
security forces
plSicherheitskräfte pl; (UN) → Friedensstreitmacht f
security gap
nSicherheitslücke f
security guard
nWache f, → Wächter(in) m(f); (for security checks) → Sicherheitsbeamte(r) m/-beamtin f
security man
nWache f, → Wächter m; (for security checks) → Sicherheitsbeamte(r) m; one of the security meneiner der Sicherheitsleute
security measure
nSicherheitsmaßnahme or -vorkehrung f
security police
nSicherheitspolizei m
security precautions
security risk
security screening
n (Pol) → Unbedenklichkeitsüberprüfung f
security technology
nSicherheitstechnik f
security vetting
nSicherheitsüberprüfung f

security

[sɪˈkjʊərɪtɪ] n
a. (safety, stability) → sicurezza
job security → sicurezza dell'impiego
security of tenure → garanzia di titolo or di godimento (in job) → garanzia del posto di lavoro (in property) they have security of tenurenon possono essere sfrattati fino al termine del contratto
b. (against theft) → misure fpl di sicurezza
to increase/tighten security → aumentare/intensificare la sorveglianza
c. (Fin) (on loan) → garanzia
to lend money on security → prestare denaro su or dietro garanzia
d. (Stock Exchange) securities npltitoli mpl

secure

(siˈkjuə) adjective
1. (often with against or from) safe; free from danger, loss etc. Is your house secure against burglary?; He went on holiday, secure in the knowledge that he had done well in the exam.
2. firm, fastened, or fixed. Is that door secure?
3. definite; not likely to be lost. She has had a secure offer of a job; He has a secure job.
verb
1. (with against or from (something bad)) to guarantee or make safe. Keep your jewellery in the bank to secure it against theft.
2. to fasten or make firm. He secured the boat with a rope.
seˈcurely adverb
seˈcurity noun
the state of being, or making safe, secure, free from danger etc. the security of a happy home; This alarm system will give the factory some security; There has to be tight security at a prison; (also adjective) the security forces; a security guard.
security risk
a person considered not safe to be given a job involving knowledge of secrets because he might give secret information to an enemy etc.

security

أَمْن bezpečnostní opatření sikkerhed Sicherheit ασφάλεια seguridad turvatoimet sécurité osiguranje sicurezza 防護 보안 beveiliging sikkerhet bezpieczeństwo segurança безопасность säkerhet ความปลอดภัย güvenlik an ninh 安全

security

n. seguridad;
___ measuresmedidas de ___.
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Jake and Otto joined us from the basement and we sat about the stove, enjoying the deepening grey of the winter afternoon and the atmosphere of comfort and security in my grandfather's house.
Expert and reliable packers and movers were engaged to convey the furniture, carpets, pictures --everything movable, in short--to places of security.
As the credulous and excited traveler related the hazardous chances of the wilderness, the blood of the timid curdled with terror, and mothers cast anxious glances even at those children which slumbered within the security of the largest towns.
The careless security of his life in the Custom-House, on a regular income, and with but slight and infrequent apprehensions of removal, had no doubt contributed to make time pass lightly over him.
I drew a great security in this particular from her mere smooth aspect.
Fourth: Stealing unawares upon the whale in the fancied security of the middle of solitary seas, you find him unbent from the vast corpulence of his dignity, and kitten-like, he plays on the ocean as if it were a hearth.
The tension of the nerves, which had never ceased a moment since the first hour of her flight, had given way, and a strange feeling of security and rest came over her; and as she lay, with her large, dark eyes open, she followed, as in a quiet dream, the motions of those about her.
He asked me to retain one of the dollars as security, until he could go to town and -- I interrupted:
These were in one or two places so narrow, that in stepping over them with toes well turned out for greater security, ONE END OF THE FOOT PROJECTED OVER THE AWFUL PRECIPICE ON THE RIGHT, WHILE THE OTHER WAS ON THE BEGINNING OF THE ICE SLOPE ON THE LEFT, WHICH WAS SCARCELY LESS STEEP THAN THE ROCKS.
I ain' gwyne to len' no mo' money 'dout I see de security.
No, he would stick to their wake and follow them; he would trust to the darkness for security from discovery.
When the stage-driver found us unable to pay our fare, he held on upon our bag- gage as security for the debt.

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