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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 safe·ty /ˈsefti/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 safe·ty /ˈseftɪ/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Safe·ty n.
 1. The condition or state of being safe; freedom from danger or hazard; exemption from hurt, injury, or loss.
 Up led by thee,
 Into the heaven I have presumed,
 An earthly guest . . . With like safety guided down,
 Return me to my native element.   --Milton.
 2. Freedom from whatever exposes one to danger or from liability to cause danger or harm; safeness; hence, the quality of making safe or secure, or of giving confidence, justifying trust, insuring against harm or loss, etc.
 Would there were any safety in thy sex,
 That I might put a thousand sorrows off,
 And credit thy repentance!   --Beau. & Fl.
 3. Preservation from escape; close custody.
 Imprison him, . . .
 Deliver him to safety; and return.   --Shak.
 4. Amer. Football the act or result of a ball-carrier on the offensive team being tackled behind his own goal line, or the downing of a ball behind the offensive team's own goal line when it had been carried or propelled behind that goal line by a player on the offensive tream; such a play causes a score of two points to be awarded to the defensive team; -- it is distinguished from touchback, when the ball is downed behind the goal after being propelled there or last touched by a player of the defending team. See Touchdown. Same as Safety touchdown, below.
 5. Short for Safety bicycle. [archaic]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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" [ant: danger]
      2: a safe place; "He ran to safety" [syn: refuge]
      3: a device designed to prevent injury [syn: guard, safety
      4: (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such
         a way that the batter reaches base safely [syn: base hit,
      5: contraceptive device consisting of a thin rubber or latex
         sheath worn over the penis during intercourse [syn: condom,
          rubber, safe, prophylactic]
      6: a score in American football; a player is tackled behind his
         own goal line