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Meaning of SAFETY

Pronunciation:  'seyftee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
  2. [n]  a score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line
  3. [n]  contraceptive device consisting of a thin rubber or latex sheath worn over the penis during intercourse
  4. [n]  a device designed to prevent injury
  5. [n]  a safe place; "He ran to safety"
  6. [n]  the state of being safe; "the safety of the children"

SAFETY is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: base hit, bingle, condom, guard, prophylactic, refuge, rubber, safe, safety device
 Antonyms: danger
 See Also: area, ball, baseball, baseball game, birth control device, condition, contraceptive, contraceptive device, country, device, double, fender, harborage, harbourage, hit, home run, homer, impregnability, invulnerability, preventative, preventive, prophylactic device, risklessness, safety catch, safety lock, salvation, score, security, single, status, three-bagger, three-base hit, triple, two-bagger, two-base hit, two-baser



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Safe"ty\, n.
    (a) (Amer. Football) A safety touchdown.
    (b) Short for {Safety bicycle}.
  2. \Safe"ty\, n. [Cf. F. sauvet['e].]
    1. The condition or state of being safe; freedom from danger
       or hazard; exemption from hurt, injury, or loss.
             Up led by thee, Into the heaven I have presumed, An
             earthly guest . . . With like safety guided down,
             Return me to my native element.       --Milton.
    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.
             Would there were any safety in thy sex, That I might
             put a thousand sorrows off, And credit thy
             repentance!                           --Beau. & Fl.
    3. Preservation from escape; close custody.
             Imprison him, . . . Deliver him to safety; and
             return.                               --Shak.
    4. (Football) Same as Safety touchdown, below.
    {Safety arch} (Arch.), a discharging arch. See under
       {Discharge}, v. t.
    {Safety belt}, a belt made of some buoyant material, or which
       is capable of being inflated, so as to enable a person to
       float in water; a life preserver.
    {Safety buoy}, a buoy to enable a person to float in water; a
       safety belt.
    {Safety cage} (Mach.), a cage for an elevator or mine lift,
       having appliances to prevent it from dropping if the
       lifting rope should break.
    {Safety lamp}. (Mining) See under {Lamp}.
    {Safety match}, a match which can be ignited only on a
       surface specially prepared for the purpose.
    {Safety pin}, a pin made in the form of a clasp, with a guard
       covering its point so that it will not prick the wearer.
    {Safety plug}. See {Fusible plug}, under {Fusible}.
    {Safety switch}. See {Switch}.
    {Safety touchdown} (Football), the act or result of a
       player's touching to the ground behind his own goal line a
       ball which received its last impulse from a man on his own
       side; -- distinguished from touchback. See {Touchdown}.
    {Safety tube} (Chem.), a tube to prevent explosion, or to
       control delivery of gases by an automatic valvular
       connection with the outer air; especially, a bent funnel
       tube with bulbs for adding those reagents which produce
       unpleasant fumes or violent effervescence.
    {Safety valve}, a valve which is held shut by a spring or
       weight and opens automatically to permit the escape of
       steam, or confined gas, water, etc., from a boiler, or
       other vessel, when the pressure becomes too great for
       safety; also, sometimes, a similar valve opening inward to
       admit air to a vessel in which the pressure is less than
       that of the atmosphere, to prevent collapse.
Computing Dictionary

See safe, safety-critical system.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Safety is the practical certainty that injury will not result from exposure to a hazard under defined conditions: in other words, the high probability that injury will not result. See practical certainty.