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  1. safe·ty
    IPA[ˈsāftē]
  2. noun

    • 1. the condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury:

      they should leave for their own safety the survivors were airlifted to safety
      Synonym : welfare, well-being, protection, security, harmlessness, lack of side effects
    • 2. denoting something designed to prevent injury or damage:

      a safety barrier a safety helmet
    • 3. short for safety lock

    • 4. a defensive back who normally is positioned well behind the line of scrimmage.

    • 5. a play in which the offense downs the ball (by action of the defense, or intentionally) in their own end zone, scoring two points for the defense.

    • 6. a condom.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: safety, plural noun: safeties

    • noun

      the condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury:

      denoting something designed to prevent injury or damage:

    • noun

      glass that has been toughened or laminated so that it is less likely to splinter when broken.

      toughened glasses or goggles for protecting the eyes when using power tools or industrial or laboratory equipment.

    • noun

      a margin of security against risks.

      the ratio of a material's strength to an expected strain.

    • noun

      a valve opening automatically to relieve excessive pressure, especially in a boiler.

      a means of giving harmless vent to feelings of tension or stress:

    • noun

      a protective electric fuse.

      a fuse that burns at a constant slow rate, used for the controlled firing of a detonator.

    • noun

      a net placed to catch an acrobat or similar performer in case of a fall.

      a safeguard against possible hardship or adversity:

    • noun

      a pin with a point that is bent back to the head and is held in a guard when closed.
    • verb

      fasten with a safety pin.
    • noun

      a chain fitted for security purposes, especially on a door, watch, or piece of jewelry.
    • noun

      another term for seat belt
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