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noun [uncountable] security pronunciation in British English /sɪˈkjʊərəti/
  1. 1
    safety from attack, harm, or damage

    Every precaution has been taken to ensure the personal security of the delegates.

    internal security:

    The information received is highly confidential and relates to internal security.

    tight/lax security (=good/bad security):

    The meeting took place amid extremely tight security.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of security
    1. a.
      [only before noun] connected with safety and protection

      security measures/arrangements/operations

      the Prime Minister's security advisers

    See also  national security
  2. 2
    a feeling of confidence and safety, or a situation in which you can feel confident and safe

    It gave her the security of knowing there was someone she could talk to.

    a sense/feeling of security:

    A predictable routine gives children a sense of security.

    1. a.
      the degree to which you can feel confident and safe
      financial/job security:

      She was concerned about her financial security.


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