Meaning of SAFETY in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ seɪfti ]

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


Safety is the state of being safe from harm or danger.

The report goes on to make a number of recommendations to improve safety on aircraft.



If you reach safety , you reach a place where you are safe from danger.

He stumbled through smoke and fumes given off from her burning sofa to pull her to safety...

Guests ran for safety as the device went off in a ground-floor men’s toilet...

The refugees were groping their way through the dark, trying to reach safety.

...the safety of one’s own home.

N-UNCOUNT : oft prep N


If you are concerned about the safety of something, you are concerned that it might be harmful or dangerous.

...consumers are showing growing concern about the safety of the food they buy...

N-SING : with poss


If you are concerned for someone’s safety , you are concerned that they might be in danger.

The two youths today declined to testify because they said they feared for their safety.

N-SING : with poss


Safety features or measures are intended to make something less dangerous.

The built-in safety device compensates for a fall in water pressure.



If you say that there is safety in numbers , you mean that you are safer doing something if there are a lot of people doing it rather than doing it alone.

Many people still feel there is safety in numbers when belonging to a union.

PHRASE : usu v-link PHR

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