Definition of password noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpɑːswɜːd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæswɜːrd//
    Online shopping, Using a computer
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  1. 1a secret word or phrase that you need to know in order to be allowed into a place
  2. 2 (computing) a series of letters or numbers that you must type into a computer or computer system in order to be able to use it Enter a username and password to get into the system. Wordfindercopy, data, delete, file, folder, icon, menu, open, password, print See related entries: Online shopping, Using a computer
  3. Extra examples You must give the password before they’ll let you in. Your mailbox can be password protected to ensure security. a software tool developed by hackers to crack passwords
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: password