safe·ty /ˈseftɪ/ 名詞
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]
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