security ( securities plural )
1 n-uncount Security refers to all the measures that are taken to protect a place, or to ensure that only people with permission enter it or leave it.
with supp, oft N n
They are now under a great deal of pressure to tighten their airport security..., Strict security measures are in force in the capital.
2 n-uncount A feeling of security is a feeling of being safe and free from worry.
usu with supp, oft N of n
He loves the security of a happy home life... If something gives you a false sense of security, it makes you believe that you are safe when you are not.
a false sense of security phrase PHR after v
Wearing helmets gave cyclists a false sense of security and encouraged them to take risks.
3 n-uncount If something is security for a loan, you promise to give that thing to the person who lends you money, if you fail to pay the money back. (BUSINESS)
The central bank will provide special loans, and the banks will pledge the land as security.
4 n-plural Securities are stocks, shares, bonds, or other certificates that you buy in order to earn regular interest from them or to sell them later for a profit. (BUSINESS)
...US government securities and bonds.
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