Definition of "safety" []

  • The condition of being safe; freedom from danger, risk, or injury. (noun)
  • A device designed to prevent accidents, as a lock on a firearm preventing accidental firing. (noun)
  • Football A play in which a member of the offensive team downs the ball, willingly or unwillingly, behind his own goal line, resulting in two points for the defensive team. (noun)
  • Football One of two defensive backs; a safetyman. (noun)
  • The quality of being safe (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Freedom from danger or risk of injury (noun)
  • A contrivance or device designed to prevent injury (noun)
  • Either of two players who defend the area furthest back in the field (noun)
  • A play in which the offensive team causes the ball to cross its own goal line and then grounds the ball behind that line, scoring two points for the opposing team (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "safety" in a sentence
  • "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.""
  • "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."
  • "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."