IPA: sˈeɪfti


  • The condition or feeling of being safe; security; certainty.
  • (mechanics) A mechanism on a weapon or dangerous equipment designed to prevent accidental firing.
  • (American football) An instance of a player being sacked or tackled in the end zone, or stepping out of the end zone and off the field, resulting in two points to the opposite team.
  • (American football) 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.
  • (baseball) A safety squeeze.
  • Preservation from escape; close custody.
  • (dated) A safety bicycle.


  • (transitive) To secure (a mechanical component, as in aviation) to keep it from becoming detached even under vibration.
  • to secure a firing pin, as in guns, to keep the gun from firing

Examples of "safety" in Sentences

  • Robert flees to the safety area.
  • The man installed fender as a safety.
  • He emphasized the importance of safety.
  • Reading the safety guide is preclusive.
  • The manual safety was in front of the trigger.
  • The majority of the regulations pertain to safety.
  • It is for safety, security and wholesomeness aspects.
  • The reason is for the safety and protection of the public.
  • It was the word safety Antrel Rolle repeatedly used, too, Monday.
  • The ancient Hebrews saw their security and safety in a Transcendent God.
  • The safety and security of the residents of The Regency is very important.
  • The firing pin safety is pushed upward and out of the way only when the trigger is pulled.
  • The reason you can walk down the streets of Toronto tonight in safety is not because there is good will in Toronto.
  • But Mitt's bigger error wasn't saying "very poor," it was in fact using the term "safety net" -- over and over again.
  • The term "safety play" refers to one of any number of techniques for overcoming an adverse distribution, perhaps sacrificing an overtrick to ensure a contract.
  • Promoted to Headline (H2) on 4/10/09: Michael Pollan has it right about 'food safety' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Michael Pollan has it right about \'food safety\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: "Food safety."
  • She does print a somewhat less damning picture taken moments earlier, which as honesty goes is fair enough, and her own account of what happened during a "two-minute lapse of sanity [that] will haunt me until I die" is predictably overwrought, a mite disingenuous, and as fascinating as a lecture on zeppelin safety from the Hindenburg's captain.
  • Promoted to Headline (H3) on 2/28/09: Clintons promote their second Monsanto 'fake food safety' plan that destroys farmers yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Clintons promote their second Monsanto \'fake food safety\' plan that destroys farmers '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: "Food safety" bills in Congress are "harmonized with the EU" and violently opposed by American farmers.

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