segurança

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

segurar (to hold; to secure) +‎ -ança

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

segurança f (plural seguranças)

  1. security; safety (condition of not being threatened)
    • 2005, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e o Enigma do Príncipe (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Rocco, page 127:
      A segurança está cem vezes mais rigorosa este verão.
      The security is a hundred times more severe this summer.
    Estas grades de ferro estão aqui para nossa segurança.
    These iron bars are here for our safety.
  2. (by extension) any object related to the safety of something or some place
  3. certainity; trust
    Falou com segurança.He spoke with certainity.
  4. (rare) the act of holding or sustaining
  5. (military) a set of devices designed to help avoid surprise attacks
  6. (zoology) the pregnancy of quadrupedals

Noun[edit]

segurança m, f (plural seguranças)

  1. watch; guard; doorman (person hired to ensure security or protecting an individual, group or place)
    Há muitos seguranças neste estabelecimento.
    There are many guards in this building.