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NOUN (9)

1. the state of being free from danger or injury;
- Example: "we support the armed services in the name of national security"

2. defense against financial failure; financial independence;
- Example: "his pension gave him security in his old age"
- Example: "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
[syn: security, protection]

3. freedom from anxiety or fear;
- Example: "the watch dog gave her a feeling of 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;
- Example: "he held several valuable securities"
[syn: security, certificate]

5. property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation;
- Example: "bankers are reluctant to lend without good security"
[syn: security, surety]

6. a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers;
- Example: "the head of security was a former policeman"
[syn: security, security department]

7. a guarantee that an obligation will be met;
[syn: security, surety]

8. an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in;
[syn: security system, security measure, security]

9. measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.;
- Example: "military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising"
[syn: security, security measures]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Security \Se*cu"ri*ty\, n.; pl. Securities. [L. securitas: cf. F. s['e]curit['e]. See Secure, and cf. Surety.] 1. The condition or quality of being secure; secureness. Specifically: (a) Freedom from apprehension, anxiety, or care; confidence of power or safety; hence, assurance; certainty. [1913 Webster] His trembling hand had lost the ease, Which marks security to please. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] (b) Hence, carelessness; negligence; heedlessness. [1913 Webster] He means, my lord, that we are too remiss, Whilst Bolingbroke, through our security, Grows strong and great in substance and in power. --Shak. [1913 Webster] (c) Freedom from risk; safety. [1913 Webster] Give up yourself merely to chance and hazard, From firm security. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Some . . . alleged that we should have no security for our trade. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. That which secures or makes safe; protection; guard; defense. Specifically: (a) Something given, deposited, or pledged, to make certain the fulfillment of an obligation, the performance of a contract, the payment of a debt, or the like; surety; pledge. [1913 Webster] Those who lent him money lent it on no security but his bare word. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] (b) One who becomes surety for another, or engages himself for the performance of another's obligation. [1913 Webster] 3. An evidence of debt or of property, as a bond, a certificate of stock, etc.; as, government securities. [1913 Webster] Syn: Protection; defense; guard; shelter; safety; certainty; ease; assurance; carelessness; confidence; surety; pledge; bail. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

security n 1: the state of being free from danger or injury; "we support the armed services in the name of national security" [ant: insecurity] 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" [syn: security, protection] 3: freedom from anxiety or fear; "the watch dog gave her a feeling of 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" [syn: security, certificate] 5: property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation; "bankers are reluctant to lend without good security" [syn: security, surety] 6: a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers; "the head of security was a former policeman" [syn: security, security department] 7: a guarantee that an obligation will be met [syn: security, surety] 8: an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in [syn: 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" [syn: security, security measures]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

188 Moby Thesaurus words for "security": Easy Street, aegis, affluence, aplomb, armament, armor, arrogance, aspiration, assumption, assurance, assured faith, assuredness, asylum, authenticity, authoritativeness, bail, balance, balanced personality, bamboo curtain, barrier of secrecy, bed of roses, belief, blackout, bond, calculability, care, censorship, certainty, certification, certitude, cheerful expectation, clear sailing, clover, cocksureness, collateral, comfort, confidence, confidentness, constancy, conviction, cool, courage, curtain, custodianship, custody, dependability, dependence, deposit, desire, doomed hope, earnest, ease, easy circumstances, equilibrium, expectation, fair prospect, faith, faithworthiness, fastness, felicity, fervent hope, firmness, fleshpots, gage, good cheer, good hope, gracious life, gracious living, great expectations, guarantee, guaranty, guard, guarding, happiness, harmlessness, high hopes, homeostasis, hope, hopeful prognosis, hopefulness, hopes, hoping, hoping against hope, hubris, hush-up, immunity, imperturbability, insurance, invariability, invincibility, invulnerability, iron curtain, ironbound security, lap of luxury, life of ease, loaves and fishes, luxury, nerve, oath of secrecy, official secrecy, overconfidence, oversureness, overweening, overweeningness, pall, pawn, pledge, poise, pomposity, positiveness, prayerful hope, predictability, presumption, pride, promise, prospect, prospects, prosperity, prosperousness, protection, refuge, reliability, reliance, repression, risklessness, rootedness, safeguard, safeguarding, safeness, safety, sanctuary, sang-froid, sanguine expectation, seal of secrecy, secureness, self-assurance, self-confidence, self-importance, self-reliance, settled belief, shelter, shield, smothering, solidity, soundness, stability, stable equilibrium, stable state, stableness, staunchness, steadfastness, steadiness, steady nerves, steady state, stifling, strength, subjective certainty, substantiality, success, suppression, sureness, surety, surveillance, the affluent life, the good life, thriving condition, token, trust, trustworthiness, undeflectability, unerringness, uniformity, unshakable nerves, unshakableness, upward mobility, validity, veil, veil of secrecy, velvet, ward, warrant, warranty, weal, wealth, welfare, well-being, well-grounded hope, wraps
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

security computer security Protection against unauthorized access to, or alteration of, information and system resources including CPUs, storage devices and programs. Security includes: * confidentiality - preventing unauthorized access; integrity - preventing or detecting unauthorized modification of information. * authentication - determining whether a user is who they claim to be. * access control - ensuring that users can access the resources, and only the resources, that they are authorised to. * nonrepudiation - proof that a message came from a certain source. * availability - ensuring that a system is operational and accessible to authorised users despite hardware or software failures or attack. * privacy - allowing people to know and control how information is collected about them and how it is used. Security can also be considered in the following terms: * physical security - who can touch the system to operate or modify it, protection against the physical environment - heat, earthquake, etc. * operational/procedural security - who is authorised to do or responsible for doing what and when, who can authorise others to do what and who has to report what to who. * personnel security - hiring employees, background screening, training, security briefings, monitoring and handling departures. * System security - User access and authentication controls, assignment of privilege, maintaining file and filesystem integrity, backup, monitoring processes, log-keeping, and auditing. * network security - protecting network and telecommunications equipment, protecting network servers and transmissions, combatting eavesdropping, controlling access from untrusted networks, firewalls, and intrusion detection. Encryption is one important technique used to improve data security. OWASP is the free and open application security community. (2007-10-05)
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

SECURITY. That which renders a matter sure; an instrument which renders certain the performance of a contract. The term is also sometimes applied to designate a person who becomes the surety for another, or who engages himself for the performance of another's contract. See 3 Blackf. R. 431.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Security-Widefield, CO -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Colorado Population (2000): 29845 Housing Units (2000): 10177 Land area (2000): 14.522255 sq. miles (37.612466 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.493456 sq. miles (1.278046 sq. km) Total area (2000): 15.015711 sq. miles (38.890512 sq. km) FIPS code: 68847 Located within: Colorado (CO), FIPS 08 Location: 38.744731 N, 104.723226 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Security-Widefield, CO Security-Widefield Security, CO Security