What does Safety mean?

Definitions for Safety
ˈseɪf tiSafe·ty

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Safety.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. safetynoun

    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, refugenoun

    a safe place

    "He ran to safety"

  3. guard, safety, safety devicenoun

    a device designed to prevent injury or accidents

  4. base hit, safetynoun

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

  5. condom, rubber, safety, safe, prophylacticnoun

    contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse

  6. safetynoun

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

GCIDE

  1. Safetynoun

    (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.

    Etymology: [Cf. F. sauvet.]

Wiktionary

  1. safetynoun

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

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

    Etymology: From sauveté, from an earlier salvetet, from salvitatem, from salvus.

  2. safetynoun

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

    Be sure that the safety is set before proceeding.

    Etymology: From sauveté, from an earlier salvetet, from salvitatem, from salvus.

  3. safetynoun

    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.

    Etymology: From sauveté, from an earlier salvetet, from salvitatem, from salvus.

  4. safetynoun

    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.

    Etymology: From sauveté, from an earlier salvetet, from salvitatem, from salvus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Safetynoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. sauvet.]

  2. Safetynoun

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. sauvet.]

  3. Safetynoun

    preservation from escape; close custody

    Etymology: [Cf. F. sauvet.]

  4. Safetynoun

    same as Safety touchdown, below

    Etymology: [Cf. F. sauvet.]

Freebase

  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 Medicine

  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.

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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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Safety in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Safety in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Safety in a Sentence

  1. Jamie Lynn:

    Those conversations are definitely being had in a creative sense and figuring out how do we marry the Zoey we grew up on to the Zoey today, and doing it correctly. Because we don't want to put something out just for the sake of putting something out. Also with Covid it's just a little hard to know what that looks like. I think this video was a good introduction to the safety precautions you have to take with production... I think it's going to be a lot of fun and that the conversations will move a lot faster now that we've dipped our toes into it.

  2. Todd Rosenbluth:

    The Federal Reserve's citing of disappointing economic data in its recent decision to hold off raising fed funds rate, investors have been focusing on the safety of investment-grade bond funds.

  3. Gopinath Parakuni:

    While compensation for victims became a priority after the disaster, the perennial problems of safety, health and prevention still need to be addressed, every factory is still a tinder box, and effective ways to ensure day-to-day safety are still not in place.

  4. Marsha Blackburn:

    In light of tennis star Peng Shuai’s disappearance, it has become increasingly apparent that the safety and security of Team USA athletes cannot be guaranteed at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, the Communist Chinese Party’s unchecked power and zero accountability puts our elite American athletes in danger.

  5. Vince Wilfork:

    It was something we saw and we knew she needed help, so we helped, the good thing is that we got her to safety.

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