HyperDic: safety

English > 6 senses of the word safety:
NOUNstatesafetythe state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions
locationsafety, refugea safe place
artifactsafety, guard, safety devicea device designed to prevent injury or accidents
actsafety, base hit(baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
artifactsafety, condom, rubber, safe, prophylacticcontraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
actsafetya score in American football
safety > pronunciation
Soundssey'ftiy
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English > safety: 6 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions.
Examples
  • "insure the safety of the children"
  • "the reciprocal of safety is risk"
Narrowerbiosafetysafety from exposure to infectious agents
invulnerability, impregnabilityHaving the strength to withstand attack
risklessnesssafety as a consequence of entailing no risk
salvationThe state of being saved or preserved from harm
securityThe state of being free from danger or injury
Broadercondition, statusA state at a particular time
OppositedangerThe condition of being susceptible to harm or injury
Spanishseguridad
Catalanseguretat
English > safety: 6 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningA safe place.
Example"He ran to safety"
Synonymrefuge
Narrowerharborage, harbourage(nautical) a place of refuge (as for a ship)
Broaderarea, countryA particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
Spanishrefugio
Catalanrefugi
English > safety: 6 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA device designed to prevent injury or accidents.
Synonymsguard, safety device
NarrowerfenderA low metal guard to confine falling coals to a hearth
safety catch, safety lockguard consisting of a locking device that prevents a weapon from being fired
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishprotección
Catalanprotecció
English > safety: 6 senses > noun 4, act
Meaning(baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely.
Synonymbase hit
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
Narrowerdouble, two-base hit, two-bagger, two-baserA base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
homer, home runA base hit on which the batter scores a run
single, bingleA base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base
triple, three-base hit, three-baggerA base hit at which the batter stops safely at third base
Broaderhit(baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)
English > safety: 6 senses > noun 5, artifact
Meaningcontraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse.
Synonymscondom, rubber, safe, prophylactic
Broadercontraceptive, preventive, preventative, contraceptive device, prophylactic device, birth control deviceAn agent or device intended to prevent conception
Spanishcondom, condón, goma, preservativo, profiláctico
Catalancondom, Condom, condó, goma, preservatiu, profilàctic
English > safety: 6 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningA score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line.
CategoryAmerican football, American football gameA game / game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long
BroaderscoreThe act of scoring in a game / game / game or sport

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