Definitions for Safetyˈseɪf ti
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Safety
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the state of being safe from the risk of experiencing or causing injury, danger, or loss.
a device to prevent injury or avert danger.
Category: Status (usage)
a football play in which a player on the offensive team is tackled or downs the ball in his own end zone. an award of two points to the opposing team on this play. a player on defense who lines up farthest behind the line of scrimmage.
a base hit in baseball.
Origin of safety:
1250–1300; ME sauvete < MF. See safe, -ty2
the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions
"insure the safety of the children"; "the reciprocal of safety is risk"
a safe place
"He ran to safety"
guard, safety, safety device(noun)
a device designed to prevent injury or accidents
base hit, safety(noun)
(baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
condom, rubber, safety, safe, prophylactic(noun)
contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
a score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
when sb or sth is safe
a safety precaution; He carried his wounded colleague to safety.; They ran to the safety of their home.
The condition or feeling of being safe; security; certainty.
If you push it to the limit, safety is not guaranteed.
A mechanism on a weapon or dangerous equipment designed to prevent accidental firing.
Be sure that the safety is set before proceeding.
An instance of a player being sacked or tackled in the end zone, or steps out of the end zone and off the field, resulting in two points for the opposite team.
He sacked the quarterback in the end zone for a safety.
Any of the defensive players who are in position furthest from the line of scrimmage and whose responsibility is to defend against passes as well as to be the tacklers of last resort.
The free safety made a game-saving tackle on the runner who had broken past the linebackers.
Origin: From sauveté, from an earlier salvetet, from salvitatem, from salvus.
the condition or state of being safe; freedom from danger or hazard; exemption from hurt, injury, or loss
freedom from whatever exposes one to danger or from liability to cause danger or harm; safeness; hence, the quality of making safe or secure, or of giving confidence, justifying trust, insuring against harm or loss, etc
preservation from escape; close custody
same as Safety touchdown, below
Safety is the state of being "safe", the condition of being protected against physical, social, spiritual, financial, political, emotional, occupational, psychological, educational or other types or consequences of failure, damage, error, accidents, harm or any other event which could be considered non-desirable. Safety can also be defined to be the control of recognized hazards to achieve an acceptable level of risk. This can take the form of being protected from the event or from exposure to something that causes health or economical losses. It can include protection of people or of possessions.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Freedom from exposure to danger and protection from the occurrence or risk of injury or loss. It suggests optimal precautions in the workplace, on the street, in the home, etc., and includes personal safety as well as the safety of property.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Safety' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1229
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Safety' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1099
Rank popularity for the word 'Safety' in Nouns Frequency: #554
Translations for Safety
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the state of being safe
I worry about the children's safety on these busy roads; a place of safety; (also adjective) safety goggles; safety helmet.
- أمْن، أمان، سَلامَهArabic
- segurançaPortuguese (BR)
- die Sicherheit, Sicherheits-German
- sikkerhed; sikkerheds-Danish
- بدون خطرFarsi
- (de) sécuritéFrench
- सुरक्षा, क्षेम, बचावHindi
- sigurnost, zaštitaCroatian
- sicurezza; di sicurezzaItalian
- saugumas, saugaLithuanian
- drošība; drošības-; aizsarg-Latvian
- sikkerhet, trygghetNorwegian
- بدون خطرPersian
- ساتنه، خوندى توب، حفاظت، امنيت، دتصادم دمخنيولو اّله: دډاډوړ، بې خطره، خوندىPashto
- (de) siguranţăRomanian
- bezpečnosť; bezpečnostnýSlovak
- säkerhet; skyddsSwedish
- güvenlik, emniyetTurkish
- 安全Chinese (Trad.)
- безпечність; безпекаUkrainian
- sự an toànVietnamese
- 安全Chinese (Simp.)
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