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
(Amer. Football) the act or result of a ball-carrier on the offensive team being tackled behind his own goal line, or the downing of a ball behind the offensive team's own goal line when it had been carried or propelled behind that goal line by a player on the offensive tream; such a play causes a score of two points to be awarded to the defensive team; -- it is distinguished from touchback, when the ball is downed behind the goal after being propelled there or last touched by a player of the defending team. See Touchdown. Same as Safety touchdown, below.
Origin: [Cf. F. sauvet.]
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
Origin: [Cf. F. sauvet.]
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.
The safety symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the safety symbol and its characteristic.
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
The numerical value of safety in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of safety in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace in a continual state of alarm (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing them with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
We see attractive growth prospects for the safety equipment industry overall, but we believe fall protection is particularly attractive because of the potential for growth due to further development of safety regulations.
We agreed with the Egyptians that the first priority is the safety of the travelers and the safety of the Egyptian teams at the border crossing, and when the safety conditions permit, there will be no problem for them to go.
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Translations for safety
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- سَلَامَة, أَمْن, أَمَانَةArabic
- seguretatCatalan, Valencian
- bezpečí, bezpečnost, pojistkaCzech
- sikkerhed, sikringDanish
- Gefahrlosigkeit, SicherheitGerman
- seguridad, seguroSpanish
- ایمنی, امنیتPersian
- varmistin, turvallisuus, turvaFinnish
- sécurité, sûretéFrench
- sàbhailteachdScottish Gaelic
- בִּטָחוֹן, בְּטִיחוּת, נצרהHebrew
- सुरक्षा, सेफ्टीHindi
- keamanan, keselamatanIndonesian
- 安全, 安全性, 安全装置Japanese
- დაცულობა, უსაფრთხოებაGeorgian
- សន្តិសុខ, និរន្តរាយKhmer
- бе́збедност, си́гурностMacedonian
- аюулгүй байдалMongolian
- zekerheid, veiligheid, veiligheidspalDutch
- bezpieczeństwo, zabezpieczeniePolish
- siguranță, securitateRomanian
- предохрани́тель, безопа́сность, сохра́нность, безопасностьRussian
- сигурност, sigurnostSerbo-Croatian
- bezpečie, bezpečnosťSlovak
- амният, бехатарӣTajik
- زامن, حفاظتUrdu
- xavfsizlik, bexatarlik, taʻminotUzbek
- an toànVietnamese
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