[ US /ˈseɪfti/ ]
[ UK /sˈe‍ɪfti/ ]
  1. a safe place
    He ran to safety
  2. contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
  3. a device designed to prevent injury or accidents
  4. (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
  5. 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
  6. a score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line
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How To Use safety In A Sentence

  • Shah went forth with her for a distance of three parasangs; after which he bade farewell to her and the Wazir and those with him, and returned to his home in gladness and safety. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • Poly-L-lactic acid is the same material used in absorbable sutures and offers an excellent safety profile. Archive 2004-11-01
  • That's when I noticed the little sticker on the window explaining the purpose of the ‘Child Safety Lock’.
  • He warned others about the live electric cables as they climbed to safety.
  • The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear. Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  • Santa should have called in elf 'n' safety! The Sun
  • There are at least a dozen other restrictions aimed at preserving blood supply safety.
  • The family is the one place that should be a guarantee of safety to its members, especially its most vulnerable members, and this legislation goes part-way towards trying to define that and to defend that right.
  • This week Professor Hay will attend an inquest in Leeds into his wife's death at which he hopes to raise concerns about the safety of the drug.
  • Before one embarks on this high flying experience, the organisers supply a crash helmet, and a safety waist belt which is securely tied with a long and strong rope to the huge multi-coloured parasail.
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