Definition of Safety in English :

Define Safety in English

Safety meaning in English

Meaning of Safety in English

Pronunciation of Safety in English

Safety pronunciation in English

Pronounce Safety in English


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1. safety

the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions

Example Sentences:
'insure the safety of the children'
'the reciprocal of safety is risk'

2. refuge, safety

a safe place

Example Sentences:
'He ran to safety'

3. guard, safety, safety device

a device designed to prevent injury or accidents

4. base hit, safety

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

5. condom, prophylactic, rubber, safe, safety

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

6. safety

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

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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noun plural -ties
the quality of being safe
freedom from danger or risk of injury
a contrivance or device designed to prevent injury
4. American football
a. Also called: safetyman
either of two players who defend the area furthest back in the field
a play in which the offensive team causes the ball to cross its own goal line and then grounds the ball behind that line, scoring two points for the opposing team
Compare touchback

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nounWord forms: plural ˈsafeties
the quality or condition of being safe; freedom from danger, injury, or damage; security
any of certain devices for preventing an accident or an undesirable effect
; specif.,
a catch or locking device on a firearm that prevents it from firing
: also safety catch, safety lock
b.  Slang
a condom
3.  US, Baseball
base hit
4.  US, American Football
a play in which the defensive team is awarded two points as by tackling the offensive ball carrier behind the offensive team's goal line
see also touchback
a defensive back who is primarily responsible for covering pass receivers in the middle of the defensive backfield
giving safety; reducing danger or harm

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of safety
n. pl. safe·ties
1. The condition of being safe; freedom from danger, risk, or injury.
2. A device designed to prevent accidents, as a lock on a firearm preventing accidental firing.
3. Football
a. A play in which a member of the offensive team downs the ball or is tackled or forced out of bounds behind his own goal line, resulting in two points for the defensive team.
b. Either of two defensive backs normally positioned behind the linebackers in the middle of the backfield.

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