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security

se·cu·ri·ty

security

 
pronunciation:
sih kyu rih ti
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
inflections: securities
definition 1: freedom from danger; safety; protection.
 
synonyms:
preservation, protection, safekeeping, safety
antonyms:
danger, jeopardy
similar words:
ease
definition 2: freedom from doubt or anxiety.
synonyms:
assurance, certainty, confidence
antonyms:
insecurity
similar words:
ease
definition 3: something that makes one secure.
synonyms:
defense, guard, protection, safeguard, shield
antonyms:
anxiety
similar words:
anchor
definition 4: freedom from want or poverty.
similar words:
ease
definition 5: the securing of buildings, valuables, government secrets, and the like from intrusion or theft.
definition 6: (usu. pl.) stocks and bonds.
synonyms:
bonds, stocks
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: serving to make secure.
security agents
synonyms:
protective
similar words:
defensive, guardian
Word Builder: security +
  • security guard:
    a guard who gives security by checking people or buildings.
  • security system:
    an electric or electronic system that gives security in a building.
  • security deposit:
    money paid to a landlord to guarantee payment of rent.