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Protection vs. Safety

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Protectionnoun

The process of keeping (something or someone) safe.

‘Raincoats give protection from rain.’;

Safetynoun

The condition or feeling of being safe; security; certainty.

‘If you push it to the limit, safety is not guaranteed.’;

Protectionnoun

The state of being safe.

Safetynoun

(mechanics) A mechanism on a weapon or dangerous equipment designed to prevent accidental firing.

‘Be sure that the safety is set before proceeding.’;

Protectionnoun

A means of keeping or remaining safe.

Safetynoun

(American football) An instance of a player being sacked or tackled in the end zone, or steps out of the end zone and off the field, resulting in two points for the opposite team.

‘He sacked the quarterback in the end zone for a safety.’;

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Protectionnoun

A means, such as a condom, of preventing pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease.

Safetynoun

(American football) Any of the defensive players who are in position furthest from the line of scrimmage and whose responsibility is to defend against passes as well as to be the tacklers of last resort.

‘The free safety made a game-saving tackle on the runner who had broken past the linebackers.’;

Protectionnoun

(insurance) Coverage.

Safetynoun

(baseball) A safety squeeze.

Protectionnoun

Immunity from harm obtained by illegal payments, as bribery or extortion.

Safetynoun

Preservation from escape; close custody.

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Protectionnoun

(economics) Restrictions on foreign competitors which limit their ability to compete with domestic producers of goods or services.

Safetynoun

(dated) A safety bicycle.

Protectionnoun

(computing) An instance of a security token associated with a resource (such as a file).

Safetyverb

(transitive) To secure (a mechanical component, as in aviation) to keep it from becoming detached even under vibration.

Protectionnoun

The act of protecting, or the state of being protected; preservation from loss, injury, or annoyance; defense; shelter; as, the weak need protection.

‘To your protection I commend me, gods.’;

Safetyverb

to secure a firing pin, as in guns, to keep the gun from firing

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Protectionnoun

That which protects or preserves from injury; a defense; a shield; a refuge.

‘Let them rise up . . . and be your protection.’;

Safetynoun

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.’;

Protectionnoun

A writing that protects or secures from molestation or arrest; a pass; a safe-conduct; a passport.

‘He . . . gave them protections under his hand.’;

Safetynoun

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!’;

Protectionnoun

A theory, or a policy, of protecting the producers in a country from foreign competition in the home market by the imposition of such discriminating duties on goods of foreign production as will restrict or prevent their importation; - opposed to free trade.

Safetynoun

Preservation from escape; close custody.

‘Imprison him, . . . Deliver him to safety; and return.’;

Protectionnoun

the activity of protecting someone or something;

‘the witnesses demanded police protection’;

Safetynoun

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.

Protectionnoun

a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury;

‘they had no protection from the fallout’; ‘wax provided protection for the floors’;

Safetynoun

Short for Safety bicycle.

Protectionnoun

defense against financial failure; financial independence;

‘his pension gave him security in his old age’; ‘insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness’;

Safetynoun

a switch on a firearm that locks the trigger and prevents the firearm from being discharged unintentionally; - also called safety catch, safety lock, or lock.

Protectionnoun

the condition of being protected;

‘they were huddled together for protection’; ‘he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home’;

Safetynoun

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’;

Protectionnoun

kindly endorsement and guidance;

‘the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council’;

Safetynoun

a safe place;

‘He ran to safety’;

Protectionnoun

the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition;

‘he made trade protection a plank in the party platform’;

Safetynoun

a device designed to prevent injury

Protectionnoun

payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence;

‘every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection’;

Safetynoun

(baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely

Protection

Protection is any measure taken to guard a thing against damage caused by outside forces. Protection can be provided to physical objects, including organisms, to systems, and to intangible things like civil and political rights.

Safetynoun

contraceptive device consisting of a thin rubber or latex sheath worn over the penis during intercourse

Safetynoun

a score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line

Safety

Safety is the state of being , the condition of being protected from harm or other danger. Safety can also refer to the control of recognized hazards in order to achieve an acceptable level of risk.

‘safe’;

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