safety

safety
[[t]se͟ɪfti[/t]]
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1) N-UNCOUNT Safety is the state of being safe from harm or danger.

The report goes on to make a number of recommendations to improve safety on aircraft.

2) N-UNCOUNT: oft prep N If you reach safety, you reach a place where you are safe from danger.

He stumbled through smoke and fumes given off from her burning sofa to pull her to safety...

Guests ran for safety as the device went off in a ground-floor men's toilet...

The refugees were groping their way through the dark, trying to reach safety.

...the safety of one's own home.

3) N-SING: with poss If you are concerned about the safety of something, you are concerned that it might be harmful or dangerous.

...consumers are showing growing concern about the safety of the food they buy...

The safety of tacrine has not yet been proven, and there is concern that it causes damage to the liver.

4) N-SING: with poss If you are concerned for someone's safety, you are concerned that they might be in danger.

There is grave concern for the safety of witnesses...

The two youths today declined to testify because they said they feared for their safety.

5) ADJ: ADJ n Safety features or measures are intended to make something less dangerous.

The built-in safety device compensates for a fall in water pressure.

...safety glasses.

6) PHRASE: usu v-link PHR If you say that there is safety in numbers, you mean that you are safer doing something if there are a lot of people doing it rather than doing it alone.

Many people still feel there is safety in numbers when belonging to a union.


English dictionary. 2008.

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