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Definition 1: measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc. - [noun denoting act]

Samples where security or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising

Synonyms for security in the sense of this definition

(security is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 2: an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for security in the sense of this definition

(security is a kind of ...) a device that produces or is powered by electricity

Definition 3: a guarantee that an obligation will be met - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for security in the sense of this definition

(security is a kind of ...) a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications

Definition 4: freedom from anxiety or fear - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where security or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the watch dog gave her a feeling of security

(security is a kind of ...) feeling no fear

(... is a kind of security ) a feeling of trust (in someone or something)

"I have confidence in our team" "confidence is always borrowed, never owned"

Definition 5: a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers - [noun denoting group]

Samples where security or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the head of security was a former policeman

Synonyms for security in the sense of this definition

(security is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 6: property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where security or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bankers are reluctant to lend without good security

Synonyms for security in the sense of this definition

(security is a kind of ...) a possession whose ownership changes or lapses

(... is a kind of security ) money given as security for an article acquired for temporary use

"his deposit was refunded when he returned the car"

(... is a kind of security ) something of value given by one person to another to bind a contract

(... is a kind of security ) (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

(... is a kind of security ) 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"

Definition 7: defense against financial failure; financial independence - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where security or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his pension gave him security in his old age
  • insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness

Synonyms for security in the sense of this definition

(security is a kind of ...) anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company

(... is a kind of security ) financial security

(... is a kind of security ) any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change

(... is a kind of security ) 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

Definition 8: a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where security or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he held several valuable securities

Synonyms for security in the sense of this definition

(security is a kind of ...) (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

(... is a kind of security ) a security that has been accepted for trading by one of the organized and registered securities exchanges in the US

(... is a kind of security ) a stock or bond that is not registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and cannot be sold in the public market

(... is a kind of security ) a corporate security (usually bonds or preferred stock) that can be exchanged for another form of security (usually common stock)

(... is a kind of security ) a certificate showing who is responsible in an individually owned business

(... is a kind of security ) a certificate showing the interests of all parties in a business partnership

(... is a kind of security ) a security that makes no interest payments but instead is sold at a deep discount from its face value

(... is a kind of security ) 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

(... is a kind of security ) a security that is not subject to taxation

(... is a kind of security ) a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation

"the value of his stocks doubled during the past year"

(... is a kind of security ) a certificate whose value is recognized by the payer and payee; scrip is not currency but may be convertible into currency

(... is a kind of security ) a security whose owner's name is recorded on the books of the issuer (or issuer's agent)

(... is a kind of 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

(... is a kind of security ) a security issued by United States government agencies or the Farm Credit System

(... is a kind of security ) a security traded in the over-the-counter market

Definition 9: the state of being free from danger or injury - [noun denoting state]

Samples where security or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we support the armed services in the name of national security

(security is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of security ) the general security of public places

"he was arrested for disturbing the peace"

(... is a kind of security ) the state of freedom from fear or danger

(... is a kind of security ) the condition of being protected

"they were huddled together for protection" "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"

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