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English noun: security

1. security (state) the state of being free from danger or injury


SamplesWe support the armed services in the name of national security.


Broader (hypernym)safety


Narrower (hyponym)peace, protection, public security, secureness, shelter


Antonymsinsecurity

2. security (possession) defense against financial failure; financial independence


SamplesHis pension gave him security in his old age.
Insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness.


Synonymsprotection


Broader (hypernym)assets


Narrower (hyponym)easy street, hedge, hedging, insurance

3. security (feeling) freedom from anxiety or fear


SamplesThe watch dog gave her a feeling of security.


Broader (hypernym)bravery, fearlessness


Narrower (hyponym)confidence

4. security (possession) a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends


SamplesHe held several valuable securities.


Synonymscertificate


Broader (hypernym)instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document


Narrower (hyponym)agency security, bond, bond certificate, convertible, convertible security, government security, letter security, listed security, mortgage-backed security, OTC security, over the counter security, partnership certificate, proprietorship certificate, registered security, scrip, stock, stock certificate, tax-exempt, tax-exempt security, unlisted security, zero coupon security, zero-coupon security

5. security (possession) property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation


SamplesBankers are reluctant to lend without good security.


Synonymssurety


Broader (hypernym)transferred possession, transferred property


Narrower (hyponym)deposit, earnest, recognisance, recognizance, stock warrant, stock-purchase warrant, warrant

6. security (group) a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers


SamplesThe head of security was a former policeman.


Synonymssecurity department


Broader (hypernym)department, section

7. security (communication) a guarantee that an obligation will be met


Synonymssurety


Broader (hypernym)guarantee, warrant, warrantee, warranty

8. security (artifact) an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in


Synonymssecurity measure, security system


Broader (hypernym)electrical device

9. security (act) measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.


SamplesMilitary security has been stepped up since the recent uprising.


Synonymssecurity measures


Broader (hypernym)guard, precaution, safeguard









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