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Safeness vs. Safety

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Safenessnoun

The property of being safe.

‘The safeness of the new drug hadn't been proven, so it could only be used experimentally, and you had to sign a waiver accepting the risks.’;

Safetynoun

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

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

Safenessnoun

The quality or state of being safe; freedom from hazard, danger, harm, or loss; safety; security; as the safeness of an experiment, of a journey, or of a possession.

Safetynoun

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

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

Safenessnoun

the quality of being 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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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.’;

Safetynoun

(baseball) A safety squeeze.

Safetynoun

Preservation from escape; close custody.

Safetynoun

(dated) A safety bicycle.

Safetyverb

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

Safetyverb

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

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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.’;

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!’;

Safetynoun

Preservation from escape; close custody.

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

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.

Safetynoun

Short for Safety bicycle.

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.

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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’;

Safetynoun

a safe place;

‘He ran to safety’;

Safetynoun

a device designed to prevent injury

Safetynoun

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

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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