Meaning of SECURITY in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ sɪkjʊərɪti ]

( securities)

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.

= collateral



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

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