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Usage statistics for the noun security:

spoken English22.73%written English77.27% imaginative writing20.95%informational writing79.05%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun security:

suretycertificateprotectionsecurity
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Security is sometimes a misspelling of curiosity.

Security is a member of the word family secure, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun security

What does security mean as a name of something?

Security is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 1000 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: securities

  1. the state of being free from danger or injury
    • example: we support the armed services in the name of national security
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • antonym: insecurity
    • more generic word: safety = the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions
    • more specific terms:
  2. defense against financial failure; financial independence
    • example: his pension gave him security in his old age
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonym of security: protection
    • more generic word: assets = anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
    • more specific terms:
      • easy street = financial security
      • hedging / hedge = any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk
      • insurance = promise of reimbursement in the case of loss
  3. freedom from anxiety or fear
    • example: the watch dog gave her a feeling of security
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • more generic words: bravery / fearlessness = feeling no fear
    • more specific word: confidence = a feeling of trust
  4. a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends
  5. property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation
    • example: bankers are reluctant to lend without good security
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonym of security: surety
    • more generic terms: transferred possession / transferred property = a possession whose ownership changes or lapses
    • more specific terms:
      • deposit = money given as security for an article acquired for temporary use
      • earnest = something of value given by one person to another to bind a contract
      • recognisance / recognizance = a security entered into before a court with a condition to perform some act required by law
      • stock-purchase warrant / stock 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
  6. a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers
    • example: the head of security was a former policeman
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of security: security department
    • more generic words: department / section = a specialized division of a large organization
  7. a guarantee that an obligation will be met
  8. an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in
  9. measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.
    • example: military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of security: security measures
    • more generic words: guard / precaution / safeguard = a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.

Alternative definition of the noun security

noun

  1. [uncountable] the condition of not being threatened, especially physically, psychologically, emotionally, or financially
  2. [countable] something that secures.
  3. an organization or department responsible for providing security by enforcing laws, rules, and regulations as well as maintaining order.
  4. [legal] something that secures the fulfillment of an obligation or law.
  5. [legal] Freedom from apprehension.
  6. [finance] proof of ownership of stocks, bonds or other investment instruments.W
  7. [finance] property temporarily relinquished to guarantee repayment of a loan

Specialised definition of the noun security

Glossary of finance / banking

property that is offered to secure a loan or other credit and that becomes subject to seizure on default

Glossary of justice

money deposited to ensure that the defendant attends court

Films

  1. "Security" is a 2010 comedy film directed by Nicole van Kilsdonk.
    • also known as Sekjoeritie
    • country: Netherlands
    • language: Dutch Language
    • costume design by Margriet Procee
    • genre: Comedy
    • released in (6 years ago)
  2. "Security" is a 2013 short, drama film written and directed by Mark Middlewick.

Characters

  1. Security is a fictional character from the 2011 film Dr. Ketel.
  2. Security is a fictional character from the 2011 film Dr. Ketel.
  3. Security is a fictional character from the 1995 film Tom & Jerry.
  4. Security is a fictional character from the 2012 film Shadow People.
  5. Security is a fictional character from Life Without Principle.
  6. Security is a fictional character from the 2011 film Desi Boyz.
  7. Security is a fictional character from the 2006 film Black Christmas.
  8. Security is a fictional character from the 2009 film Love Happens.
  9. Security is a fictional character from the 2008 film The Clique.
  10. Security is a fictional character from the 2006 film Unrest.
  11. Security is a fictional character from the 1994 film Trading Mom.
  12. Security is a fictional character from the 2012 film Skyfall.
  13. Security is a fictional character from the 2001 film The Mexican.
  14. Security is a fictional character from the 2007 film Cover.
  15. Security is a fictional character from the 1989 film Major League.
  16. Security is a fictional character from 2008 film Redbelt.
  17. Security is a fictional character from the 2012 film StreetDance 2.
  18. Security is a fictional character from the 2006 film Delirious.
  19. Security is a fictional character from the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada.
  20. Security is a fictional character from the 2014 film Blackbird.
  21. Security is a fictional character from the 2008 film Powder Blue.
  22. Security is a fictional character from the 1999 film Brokedown Palace.

There are other characters with in their name, like Security Man, Mall Security, Security Agent, Security Chief, Security guard, Security Guards, Airport security, Homeland security and Frank the Security Guard.

Phrases with Security

Phrases starting with the word Security:

  1. Security mom
  2. Security Hole
  3. security force
  4. security guard
  5. security staff
  6. Security Forces
  7. security review
  8. security system
  9. security blanket
  10. security council
  11. security deposit

Phrases ending with the word Security:

  1. E-Security
  2. otc security
  3. Port security
  4. agency security
  5. letter security
  6. listed security
  7. public security
  8. social security
  9. Maximum-Security

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Security

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Google previewChristian Growth from A to Z (2015)

A Practical Discipleship Manual For Both New & Growing Christians by Doug Lowery

Security means having .

Google previewAll the King's Falcons (1994)

Rumi on Prophets and Revelation by John Renard

Security is a maqam, unmentioned by Sarraj and Qushayri either as hal or maqam, in which right and wrong are revealed and...

Google previewBulletin of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (2014)

Volume 3 Issue 1 March 2014 by Tole Sutikno, Auzani Jidin, Mochammad Facta

Provable security is the basic requirement for signature schemes. Alexandra Boldyreva et al.[5] proved ordered multisignature scheme secure in the random Alexandra Boldyreva et al.[3] propose a new primitive that they call ordered ...

Google previewAgriculture, Food Security, Nutrition and Health in North-East India (2006)

by Debashis Basu, B. Francis Kulirani, B. Datta-Ray

Food and nutrition security means perennial availability of the adequate quantity and quality of nutritive food to each and...

food security refers to secure ownership of, ...

Google previewDatabase Security (2011)

by Alfred Basta, Melissa Zgola

Computer security is a set of established procedures, standards, policies, and tools that are used to protect a computer from theft, misuse, and...

Google previewComputer Security Literacy (2016)

Staying Safe in a Digital World by Douglas Jacobson, Joseph Idziorek

Simply put, information security is the process of protecting information from threats.

Google previewResearch Methods for Cyber Security (2017)

by Thomas W. Edgar, David O. Manz

Cyber security is an inclusive term that covers all of the various perspectives of securing parts of cyber space.

However, like physical security is the securing of physical spaces, cyber security is the securing of cyber spaces. Note, as we will ...

Google previewIndustrial Law 2 Vols. Set (2003)

by Arun Kumar

Sir William Beveridge — "Social Security is an attack on five giants, namely, Want , Disease, Ignorance, Squalor and Idleness";.

Google previewFixed Income Securities (2008)

by Frank J. Fabozzi

Basically, a fixed income security is a financial obligation of an entity (the issuer) who promises to pay a specified sum of money at specified future dates. ❏ Fixed income securities fall into two general categories: debt obligations and preferred ...

Google previewAfghanistan After the Drawdown (2014)

U.S. Civilian Engagement in Afghanistan Post-2014 by Gerald F. Hyman

Security is the most important, if only as the necessary condition for the others. If Afghan parents cannot...

Google previewHOW TO BUILD RESILIENCE TO CONFLICT (2014)

The Role of Food Security by Breisinger, Clemens, Ecker, Olivier, Maystadt, Jean-François, Trinh Tan, Jean-François, Al-Riffai, Perrihan, Bouzar, Khalida, Sma, Abdelkarim, Abdelgadir, Mohamed

National-level food security refers to the “availability” dimension and exists when a country is able to either produce, import, or store sufficient food for all people at all times. National food security is a precondition for household food security.

Google previewInternet Security Dictionary (2007)

by Vir V. Phoha

The dictionary covers five main areas: authentication; network- level security; firewall design and implementation, and remote management; Internet security policies, risk analysis, integration across platforms, management and auditing, ...

Google previewThe Information Security Dictionary (2004)

Defining the Terms That Define Security for E-Business, Internet, Information, and Wireless Technology by Urs E. Gattiker

Security Assurance Table 23B: Defining Security and Safety for Information Systems-Related Products and Services Term Definition Security usually refers to all precautions that have been taken to protect an organization, system, person ...

Google previewThe Arms Control, Disarmament, and Military Security Dictionary (2007)

by Jeffrey M. Elliot, Robert Reginald

Collective Security Arab League (85) A pan-Arabian regional organization, created in 1945, to strengthen relations amongst the Arab states, coordinate political activities, protect national sovereignty and independence, and promote social, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Security Management (2007)

by John Fay

Security. BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE “Business Intelligence” is a major phrase in today's competitive marketplace; it means many things to many people—usually for marketing purposes. Definitions range from software packages to data ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

SECURITY INCIDENT SECURITY ADMINISTRATION: The physical and electrical protection features of an IT health system needed to be managed in order to meet the needs of a specific installation and to account for changes in the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cryptography and Security (2014)

by Henk C.A. van Tilborg, Sushil Jajodia

The security of the system is satisfied by the fact that the system transitions from one secure state to the other with no failures.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of NATO and Other International Security Organizations (2008)

by Marco Rimanelli

on defense, crisis management, peacekeeping, regional security, arms control, terrorism, civil emergency, scientific cooperation, ...

Google previewLegal Dictionary of Food Security in the World (2013)

by François Collart Dutilleul, Jean-Philippe Bugnicourt

Corn Laws – Food Security – 1994 ...

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Usage statistics about security

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun security:

spoken English22.73%written English77.27% imaginative writing20.95%informational writing79.05%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun security:

suretycertificateprotectionsecurity

Comparison of usage frequency between the noun security and its most common antonym:

insecuritysecurity

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Quotes about Security

Last week in the Homeland Security Committee, Republicans were against port security; and today, one week after Democrats unveiled our Real Security Agenda, they're for it. (Jim Clyburn)
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Scrabble value of S1E1C3U1R1I1T1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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