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1. safety

noun. ['ˈseɪfti'] the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions.

Synonyms

  • biosafety
  • condition
  • status
  • impregnability
  • security
  • salvation
  • invulnerability

Antonyms

  • danger
  • defend
  • fail
  • leave

Etymology

  • sauveté (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Safety

  • biosafety
  • crafty
  • drafty
  • fiftee
  • fifty
  • flightsafety
  • hefti
  • hefty
  • lefty
  • lofty
  • nifty
  • raffety
  • rufty
  • shifty
  • thrifty

How do you pronounce safety?

Pronounce safety as ˈseɪfti.

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How do you spell safety? Is it safty ?

A common misspelling of safety is safty

Sentences with safety


1. Noun, singular or mass
Use the safety pin to help you force it all the way around the casing.

Quotes about safety


1. Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.
- Aeschylus

2. The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.
- Sun Tzu

3. Our safety at home and the cause of freedom abroad is largely contingent upon our success in Iraq.
- Ron Lewis

2. safety-related

adjective. providing or ensuring safety.

Antonyms

  • permissive

3. safety-deposit

noun. a fireproof metal strongbox (usually in a bank) for storing valuables.

Synonyms

  • safe-deposit box
  • safety deposit box
  • safe-deposit
  • deposit box
  • lockbox
  • deedbox

4. safety

noun. ['ˈseɪfti'] a safe place.

Synonyms

  • harbourage
  • area
  • country
  • refuge

Antonyms

  • bottom out
  • stay in place
  • top out
  • miss

Etymology

  • sauveté (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. safety

noun. ['ˈseɪfti'] (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely.

Synonyms

  • three-bagger
  • double
  • home run
  • two-baser
  • single
  • base hit
  • three-base hit
  • two-base hit
  • hit
  • bingle
  • two-bagger
  • homer

Antonyms

  • malfunction
  • straighten
  • unequivocal
  • multivalent

Etymology

  • sauveté (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. safety

noun. ['ˈseɪfti'] a device designed to prevent injury or accidents.

Synonyms

  • device
  • guard
  • safety lock
  • fender
  • safety device

Antonyms

  • married
  • distributed
  • multiform
  • shared

Etymology

  • sauveté (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. safety

noun. ['ˈseɪfti'] a score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line.

Antonyms

  • small

Etymology

  • sauveté (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. safety

noun. ['ˈseɪfti'] contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse.

Synonyms

  • rubber
  • contraceptive device
  • birth control device
  • condom
  • preventative
  • prophylactic
  • preventive
  • prophylactic device
  • safe

Antonyms

  • multiple
  • commonality
  • joint
  • common

Etymology

  • sauveté (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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