Definitions for safety
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word safety.
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 devicenoun
a device designed to prevent injury or accidents
base hit, safetynoun
(baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
condom, rubber, safety, safe, prophylacticnoun
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.
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.
Etymology: From sauveté, from an earlier salvetet, from salvitatem, from salvus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from safe.
To that dauntless temper of his mind,
He hath a wisdom that doth guide his valour
To act in safety. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
If her acts have been directed well,
While with her friendly clay she deign’d to dwell,
Shall she with safety reach her pristine seat,
Find her rest endless, and her bliss complete? Matthew Prior.
Let not my jealousies be your dishonours,
But mine own safeties: you may be rightly just,
Whatever I shall think. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Deliver him to safety, and return. William Shakespeare, King John.
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
Etymology: [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
COVID-19 has exposed the cost of this systemic lack of safeguards for the health, safety and wellbeing of health workers. In the first 18 months of the pandemic, about 115,500 health workers died from COVID-19, sickness absence and exhaustion exacerbated pre-existing shortages of health workers and undermined the capacities of health systems to respond to the increased demand for care and prevention during the crisis.
If this is about money, then I'm not going to be supporting it, if this is about acknowledging our failure on the war on drugs and protecting our kids and public safety, then I'm going to be enthusiastically supportive of it.
One has to question what has happened to (the FAA's safety) commitment - whether resource shortages have caused the agency to be too deferential to the aircraft manufacturer and whether it is really wise in the case of Boeing to have allowed the company to certify 96% of its own work.
The safety of our residents and businesses has always been a top priority for my colleagues and I, monday night, we took action to redistribute our public safety funds in a way that makes sense for our community's needs and in fact adds over 26 new positions to our re-imagined public safety team plus full supplemental reserve funding for LASD.
I see this very much as a continuation of the mission of those brave 13 Americans who gave their lives, protecting and sheltering and bringing to safety these very people.
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Translations for safety
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- أَمَانَة, سَلَامَة, أَمْنArabic
- seguretatCatalan, Valencian
- pojistka, bezpečnost, bezpečíCzech
- sikkerhed, sikringDanish
- Sicherheit, GefahrlosigkeitGerman
- la seguridad, seguro, seguridadSpanish
- امنیت, ایمنیPersian
- turvallisuus, turva, varmistinFinnish
- sécurité, sûretéFrench
- sàbhailteachdScottish Gaelic
- בִּטָחוֹן, נצרה, בְּטִיחוּתHebrew
- सुरक्षा, सेफ्टीHindi
- keamanan, keselamatanIndonesian
- 安全装置, 安全, 安全性Japanese
- დაცულობა, უსაფრთხოებაGeorgian
- សន្តិសុខ, និរន្តរាយKhmer
- си́гурност, бе́збедностMacedonian
- аюулгүй байдалMongolian
- veiligheidspal, veiligheid, zekerheidDutch
- zabezpieczenie, bezpieczeństwoPolish
- securitate, siguranțăRomanian
- предохрани́тель, безопасность, безопа́сность, сохра́нностьRussian
- сигурност, sigurnostSerbo-Croatian
- bezpečie, bezpečnosťSlovak
- бехатарӣ, амниятTajik
- حفاظت, زامنUrdu
- taʻminot, bexatarlik, xavfsizlikUzbek
- an toànVietnamese
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