Meaning of SECURITY in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ sɪkjʊərɪti ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.
Security refers to all the measures that are taken to protect a place, or to ensure that only people with permission enter it or leave it.
They are now under a great deal of pressure to tighten their airport security...
Strict security measures are in force in the capital.
N-UNCOUNT : with supp , oft N n
A feeling of security is a feeling of being safe and free from worry.
He loves the security of a happy home life...
N-UNCOUNT : usu with supp , oft N of n
If something gives you a false sense of security , it makes you believe that you are safe when you are not.
Wearing helmets gave cyclists a false sense of security and encouraged them to take risks.
PHRASE : PHR after v
If something is security for a loan, you promise to give that thing to the person who lends you money, if you fail to pay the money back. ( BUSINESS )
The central bank will provide special loans, and the banks will pledge the land as security.
Securities are stocks, shares, bonds, or other certificates that you buy in order to earn regular interest from them or to sell them later for a profit. ( BUSINESS )
...US government securities and bonds.
see also social security
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006