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Noun security has 9 senses


securityn. [L. securitas: cf. F. sécurité. See Secure, and cf. Surety.].
  •  The condition or quality of being secure; secureness.  [1913 Webster]
    "His trembling hand had lost the ease,
    Which marks security to please.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "He means, my lord, that we are too remiss,
    Whilst Bolingbroke, through our security,
    Grows strong and great in substance and in power.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Give up yourself merely to chance and hazard,
    From firm security.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Some . . . alleged that we should have no security for our trade."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which secures or makes safe; protection; guard; defense.  [1913 Webster]
    "Those who lent him money lent it on no security but his bare word."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An evidence of debt or of property, as a bond, a certificate of stock, etc.; as, government securities.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Protection; defense; guard; shelter; safety; certainty; ease; assurance; carelessness; confidence; surety; pledge; bail.


security, n. (pl. -ies)
1 a secure condition or feeling.
2 a thing that guards or guarantees.
3 a the safety of a State, company, etc., against espionage, theft, or other danger. b an organization for ensuring this.
4 a thing deposited or pledged as a guarantee of the fulfilment of an undertaking or the payment of a loan, to be forfeited in case of default.
5 (often in pl.) a certificate attesting credit or the ownership of stock, bonds, etc.

on security of using as a guarantee. security blanket 1 an official sanction on information in the interest of security.
2 a blanket or other familiar object given as a comfort to a child. Security Council a permanent body of the United Nations seeking to maintain peace and security. security guard a person employed to protect the security of buildings, vehicles, etc. security risk a person whose presence may threaten security.
ME f. OF securit{eacute} or L securitas (as SECURE)



Easy Street, aegis, affluence, aplomb, armament, armor, arrogance, aspiration, assumption, assurance, assured faith, assuredness, asylum, authenticity, authoritativeness, bail, balance, balanced personality, bamboo curtain, barrier of secrecy, bed of roses, belief, blackout, bond, calculability, care, censorship, certainty, certification, certitude, cheerful expectation, clear sailing, clover, cocksureness, collateral, comfort, confidence, confidentness, constancy, conviction, cool, courage, curtain, custodianship, custody, dependability, dependence, deposit, desire, doomed hope, earnest, ease, easy circumstances, equilibrium, expectation, fair prospect, faith, faithworthiness, fastness, felicity, fervent hope, firmness, fleshpots, gage, good cheer, good hope, gracious life, gracious living, great expectations, guarantee, guaranty, guard, guarding, happiness, harmlessness, high hopes, homeostasis, hope, hopeful prognosis, hopefulness, hopes, hoping, hoping against hope, hubris, hush-up, immunity, imperturbability, insurance, invariability, invincibility, invulnerability, iron curtain, ironbound security, lap of luxury, life of ease, loaves and fishes, luxury, nerve, oath of secrecy, official secrecy, overconfidence, oversureness, overweening, overweeningness, pall, pawn, pledge, poise, pomposity, positiveness, prayerful hope, predictability, presumption, pride, promise, prospect, prospects, prosperity, prosperousness, protection, refuge, reliability, reliance, repression, risklessness, rootedness, safeguard, safeguarding, safeness, safety, sanctuary, sang-froid, sanguine expectation, seal of secrecy, secureness, self-assurance, self-confidence, self-importance, self-reliance, settled belief, shelter, shield, smothering, solidity, soundness, stability, stable equilibrium, stable state, stableness, staunchness, steadfastness, steadiness, steady nerves, steady state, stifling, strength, subjective certainty, substantiality, success, suppression, sureness, surety, surveillance, the affluent life, the good life, thriving condition, token, trust, trustworthiness, undeflectability, unerringness, uniformity, unshakable nerves, unshakableness, upward mobility, validity, veil, veil of secrecy, velvet, ward, warrant, warranty, weal, wealth, welfare, well-being, well-grounded hope, wraps




N safety, security, surety, impregnability, invulnerability, invulnerableness, danger past, danger over, storm blown over, coast clear, escape, means of escape, blow valve, safety valve, release valve, sniffing valve, safeguard, palladium, guardianship, wardship, wardenship, tutelage, custody, safekeeping, preservation, protection, auspices, safe-conduct, escort, convoy, guard, shield, guardian angel, tutelary god, tutelary deity, tutelary saint, genius loci, protector, guardian, warden, warder, preserver, custodian, duenna, chaperon, third person, watchdog, bandog, Cerberus, watchman, patrolman, policeman, cop, dick, fuzz, smokey, peeler, zarp, sentinel, sentry, scout, garrison, guardship, refuge &c, anchor, precaution, quarantine, cordon sanitaire, confidence, protect, take care of, preserve, cover, screen, shelter, shroud, flank, ward, guard, secure, entrench, intrench, fence round, house, nestle, ensconce, take charge of, escort, convoy, garrison, watch, mount guard, patrol, make assurance doubly sure, take up a loose thread, take precautions, double reef topsails, seek safety, take shelter, find shelter, Adj, safe, secure, sure, in safety, in security, on the safe side, under the shield of, under the shade of, under the wing of, under the shadow of one's wing, under cover, under lock and key, out of danger, out of the woods, out of the meshes, out of harm's way, unharmed, unscathed, on sure ground, at anchor, high and dry, above water, unthreatened, unmolested, protected, cavendo tutus, panoplied, snug, seaworthy, weatherproof, waterproof, fireproof, defensible, tenable, proof against, invulnerable, unassailable, unattackable, impenetrable, impregnable, imperdible, inexpugnable, Achillean, safe and sound, scathless, unhazarded, not dangerous, unthreatening, harmless, friendly (cooperative), protecting, protective, guardian, tutelary, preservative, trustworthy, ex abundanti cautela, with impunity, all's well, salva res est, suave mari magno, a couvert, e terra alterius spectare laborem, Dieu vous garde.


N security, guaranty, guarantee, gage, warranty, bond, tie, pledge, plight, mortgage, collateral, debenture, hypothecation, bill of sale, lien, pawn, pignoration, real security, vadium, stake, deposit, earnest, handsel, caution, promissory note, bill, bill of exchange, I, O, U, personal security, covenant, specialty, parole, acceptance, indorsement, signature, execution, stamp, seal, sponsor, cosponsor, sponsion, sponsorship, surety, bail, mainpernor, hostage, godchild, godfather, godmother, recognizance, deed of indemnity, covenant of indemnity, authentication, verification, warrant, certificate, voucher, docket, doquet, record, probate, attested copy, receipt, acquittance, quittance, discharge, release, muniment, title deed, instrument, deed, deed poll, assurance, indenture, charter, charter poll, paper, parchment, settlement, will, testament, last will and testament, codicil, bonis avibus, gone where the woodbine twineth.


N hope, hopes, desire, fervent hope, sanguine expectation, trust, confidence, reliance, faith, affiance, assurance, secureness, security, reassurance, good omen, good auspices, promise, well grounded hopes, good prospect, bright prospect, clear sky, assumption, presumption, anticipation, hopefulness, buoyancy, optimism, enthusiasm, heart of grace, aspiration, optimist, utopian, utopist, castles in the air, castles in Spain, chateaux en Espagne, le pot aut lait, Utopia, millennium, day dream, golden dream, dream of Alnaschar, airy hopes, fool's paradise, mirage, fond hope, beam of hope, ray of hope, gleam of hope, glimmer of hope, flash of hope, dawn of hope, star of hope, cheer, bit of blue sky, silver lining, silver lining of the cloud, bottom of Pandora's box, balm in Gilead, light at the end of the tunnel, anchor, sheet anchor, mainstay, staff, heaven, hoping, in hopes, hopeful, confident, secure, sanguine, in good heart, buoyed up, buoyant, elated, flushed, exultant, enthusiastic, heartsome, utopian, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, fearless, free from fear, free from suspicion, free from distrust, free from despair, exempt from fear, exempt from suspicion, exempt from distrust, exempt from despair, undespairing, self reliant, probable, on the high road to, within sight of shore, within sight of land, promising, propitious, of promise, full of promise, of good omen, auspicious, de bon augure, reassuring, encouraging, cheering, inspiriting, looking up, bright, roseate, couleur de rose, rose-colored, hopefully, Int, God speed!, nil desperandum, never say die, dum spiro spero, latet scintillula forsan, all is for the best, spero meliora, every cloud has a silver lining, the wish being father to the thought, hope told a flattering tale, rusticus expectat dum defluat amnis, at spes non fracta, ego spem prietio non emo, un Dieu est ma fiance, hope! thou nurse of young desire, in hoc signo spes mea, in hoc signo vinces, la speranza e il pan de miseri, l'esperance est le songe d'un homme eveille, the mighty hopes that make us men, the sickening pang of hope deferred.

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