n.1.The condition or state of being safe; freedom from danger or hazard; exemption from hurt, injury, or loss.
2.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.Preservation from escape; close custody.
Imprison him, . . .
Deliver him to safety; and return.
- Shak.
4.(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.
5.Short for Safety bicycle.
6.a switch on a firearm that locks the trigger and prevents the firearm from being discharged unintentionally; - also called safety catch, safety lock, or lock.
Noun1.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"
danger - the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury; "you are in no danger"; "there was widespread danger of disease"
2.Safetysafety - a safe place; "He ran to safety"
Synonyms: refuge
3.safety - a device designed to prevent injury
Synonyms: safety device, guard
4.Safetysafety - (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
Synonyms: base hit, bingle
5.safety - contraceptive device consisting of a thin rubber or latex sheath worn over the penis during intercourse
6.safety - a score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line
safety - See safe, safety-critical system.
aegis, arm guard, assurance, backstop, buffer, bulwark, bumper, contraceptive, copyright, cover, crash helmet, cushion, dashboard, defense, dodger, eye, face mask, fender, finger guard, foot guard, fuse, goggles, governor, guard, guardrail, hand guard, handrail, hard hat, helmet, impregnability, insulation, interlock, inviolability, invulnerability, knee guard, knuckle guard, laminated glass, lee, life preserver, lifeline, lightning conductor, lightning rod, mask, mudguard, nose guard, pad, padding, palladium, patent, pilot, preservation, preventive, prophylactic, protection, protective clothing, protective custody, protective umbrella, refuge, safeguard, safekeeping, safeness, safety glass, safety plug, safety rail, safety shoes, safety switch, safety valve, sanctuary, screen, seat belt, security, shade, shadow, shelter, shield, shin guard, sun helmet, umbrella, watchful eye, windscreen, windshield
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safety arch
safety belt
Safety bicycle
safety bike
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Safety buoy
Safety cage
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Safety chain
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