- something given or deposited as surety for the fulfillment of a promise or an obligation, the payment of a debt, etc.
- one who becomes surety for another.
Origin of security
OTHER WORDS FROM securitynon·se·cu·ri·ty, noun, plural non·se·cu·ri·ties.o·ver·se·cu·ri·ty, nounself-se·cu·ri·ty, nounsub·se·cu·ri·ty, noun, plural sub·se·cu·ri·ties.
Words nearby security
How to use security in a sentence
India banned TikTok over security concerns despite the 200 million users in the country.
Washington wants assurance that TikTok’s data collection practices aren’t a threat to national security.‘A 2nd or 3rd tier player’: How the size of Oracle’s China business helped it win TikTok|eamonbarrett|September 14, 2020|Fortune
It makes registration significantly easier, but state registration websites can be compromised in cases where web security protocols are not up to date.Voting by mail is more secure than the President says. How to make it even safer|matthewheimer|September 13, 2020|Fortune
Last month I wrote about how building an outdoor fort can give kids a sense of security and purpose in these uncertain times.
TikTok has fixed four security bugs in its Android app that could have led to the hijacking of user accounts.TikTok fixes Android bugs that could have led to account hijacks|Zack Whittaker|September 11, 2020|TechCrunch
This is a blow against freedom of speech, we were told, by the likes of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A Charlie Hebdo reporter said that security provision had been relaxed in the last month or so and the police car disappeared.
It opens with Huckabee's dramatic recollection of going through security at the airport.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Security officials told Agence France-Presse that the gas station manager said he had recognized the two men.
“There is a heavy security presence but nothing has changed,” agrees Father Javier.
This treacherous sort of calm, we thought, might forbode a storm, and we did not allow it to lull us into security.
He said nothing, however, to the friends he had in view to put up the money and that necessary security.
The promoters went his security and put up the cash into the bargain, and he went back to the publishing house victorious.
Her knowledge of native headgear was not extensive, so this measure of extra security did not surprise her.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
This state of security proved a fortunate circumstance, as many of the poor women were at the same time in a state of pregnancy.
British Dictionary definitions for security
- a certificate of creditorship or property carrying the right to receive interest or dividend, such as shares or bonds
- the financial asset represented by such a certificate
Other Idioms and Phrases with security
In addition to the idiom beginning with security
- security blanket
- lull into (false sense of security)