1. [ noun ] 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"

Related terms: danger condition security invulnerability biosafety salvation risklessness
2. [ noun ] a safe place
Synonyms: refuge

"He ran to safety"

Related terms: area harborage
3. [ noun ] a device designed to prevent injury
Synonyms: guard safety_device
Related terms: device safety_catch fender
4. [ noun ] (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
Synonyms: base_hit bingle
Related terms: hit homer double single triple baseball baseball
5. [ noun ] (sexuality) contraceptive device consisting of a thin rubber or latex sheath worn over the penis during intercourse
Synonyms: rubber safe prophylactic condom
Related terms: contraceptive
6. [ noun ] (sport,american football) a score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line
Related terms: score American_football
Similar spelling:   saved