noun, plural securities.
freedom from danger, risk, etc.; safety.
freedom from care, anxiety, or doubt; well-founded confidence.
something that secures or makes safe; protection; defense.
freedom from financial cares or from want:
The insurance policy gave the family security.
precautions taken to guard against crime, attack, sabotage, espionage, etc.: claims that security was lax at the embassy;
the importance of computer security to prevent hackers from gaining access.
a department or organization responsible for protection or safety:
He called security when he spotted the intruder.
protection or precautions taken against escape; custody:
The dangerous criminal was placed under maximum security.
an assurance; guarantee.
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.
an evidence of debt or of property, as a bond or a certificate of stock.
Usually, securities. stocks and bonds.
Archaic. overconfidence; cockiness.
of, relating to, or serving as security:
The company has instituted stricter security measures.
noun (pl) -ties
the state of being secure
assured freedom from poverty or want: he needs the security of a permanent job
a person or thing that secures, guarantees, etc
precautions taken to ensure against theft, espionage, etc: the security in the government offices was not very good
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
the specific asset that a creditor can claim title to in the event of default on an obligation
something given or pledged to secure the fulfilment of a promise or obligation
a person who undertakes to fulfil another person’s obligation
the protection of data to ensure that only authorized personnel have access to computer files
(archaic) carelessness or overconfidence
Written evidence of ownership or creditorship, such as bonds and stock certificates.
In addition to the idiom beginning with security
noun 1. SEC. Securities and Exchange Commission noun 1. a US federal agency established in 1934 to supervise and regulate issues of and transactions in securities and to prosecute illegal stock manipulations SEC Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) A federal agency that supervises the exchange of securities so as to protect investors against malpractice, such […]
- Securities and investments board
noun 1. (from 1986 to 1997) a British regulatory body that oversaw London’s financial markets, each of which has its own self-regulatory organization: replaced by the Financial Services Authority SIB
noun, U.S. Government. 1. a law passed in 1934 establishing the SEC.
/sɪˌkjʊərɪtaɪˈzeɪʃən/ noun 1. (finance) the use of such securities as eurobonds to enable investors to lend directly to borrowers with a minimum of risk but without using banks as intermediaries