• noun: freedom from harm or danger
  • noun: the condition of being safe from undergoing or causing hurt, injury, or loss
  • verb: to protect against failure, breakage, or accident
  • often used before another noun
  • synonyms: aegis, arm guard, assurance


  • The climbers were roped together for 'safety'. = The climbers were roped together 'for safety's sake'.

  • There is 'safety in numbers'. [=you are safer in a group of people than you are when you are alone]

  • His hobbies act as a 'safety valve', relieving some of the pressure he feels from his job.

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