a blanket or other familiar item carried especially by a young child to provide reassurance and a feeling of psychological security.
someone or something that gives a person a sense of protection or a feeling of security:
His wealthy uncle is his security blanket.
a policy of temporary secrecy by police or those in charge of security, in order to protect a person, place, etc, threatened with danger, from further risk
a baby’s blanket, soft toy, etc, to which a baby or young child becomes very attached, using it as a comforter
(informal) anything used or thought of as providing reassurance
Something that dispels anxiety, as in I always carry my appointments calendar; it’s my security blanket. This colloquial term, dating from about 1960, was at first (and still is) used for the blanket or toy or other object held by a young child to reduce anxiety.
- Security check
noun a search of a person or property for concealed weapons or bombs
noun 1. the division of the United Nations charged with maintaining international peace, composed of five permanent members (U.S., Russian Federation, France, United Kingdom, and the People’s Republic of China) and ten temporary members, each serving for two years. Security Council noun 1. a permanent organ of the United Nations established to maintain world peace. […]
noun 1. a uniformed guard employed by a bank, airport, office building, etc., to maintain security. security guard noun 1. a person employed to protect buildings, people, etc, and to collect and deliver large sums of money
- Security of tenure
noun 1. (in Britain) the right of a tenant to continue to occupy a dwelling or site unless the landlord obtains a court order for possession of the property or termination of the tenancy agreement