Definitions for safetyˈseɪf ti

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. safety(noun)

    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"

  2. safety, refuge(noun)

    a safe place

    "He ran to safety"

  3. guard, safety, safety device(noun)

    a device designed to prevent injury or accidents

  4. base hit, safety(noun)

    (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely

  5. 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

  6. safety(noun)

    a score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line

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  1. Safety(n.)

    (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.

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. sauvet.]

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. safety(Noun)

    The condition or feeling of being safe; security; certainty.

    If you push it to the limit, safety is not guaranteed.

  2. safety(Noun)

    A mechanism on a weapon or dangerous equipment designed to prevent accidental firing.

    Be sure that the safety is set before proceeding.

  3. safety(Noun)

    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.

  4. safety(Noun)

    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.

  5. Origin: From sauveté, from an earlier salvetet, from salvitatem, from salvus.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Safety(noun)

    the condition or state of being safe; freedom from danger or hazard; exemption from hurt, injury, or loss

  2. Safety(noun)

    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

  3. Safety(noun)

    preservation from escape; close custody

  4. Safety(noun)

    same as Safety touchdown, below

  5. Origin: [Cf. F. sauvet.]

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Safety

    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 MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Safety

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'safety' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1229

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'safety' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1099

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'safety' in Nouns Frequency: #554


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