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    security - Dictionary definition and meaning for word security

    Definition
    (noun) the state of being free from danger or injury
    Example Sentence
    • we support the armed services in the name of national security
    Definition
    (noun) defense against financial failure; financial independence
    Synonyms : protection
    Example Sentence
    • his pension gave him security in his old age
    • insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness
    Definition
    (noun) freedom from anxiety or fear
    Example Sentence
    • the watch dog gave her a feeling of security
    Definition
    (noun) a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends
    Synonyms : certificate
    Example Sentence
    • he held several valuable securities
    Definition
    (noun) property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation
    Synonyms : surety
    Example Sentence
    • bankers are reluctant to lend without good security
    Definition
    (noun) a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers
    Synonyms : security department
    Example Sentence
    • the head of security was a former policeman
    Definition
    (noun) a guarantee that an obligation will be met
    Synonyms : surety
    Definition
    (noun) an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in Definition
    (noun) measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.
    Synonyms : security measures
    Example Sentence
    • military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising
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