[ seyf-tee ]
/ ˈseɪf ti /

noun, plural safe·ties.

Origin of safety

1250–1300; Middle English sauvete < Middle French. See safe, -ty2


self-safe·ty, nounsu·per·safe·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for safety

/ (ˈseɪftɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the quality of being safe
freedom from danger or risk of injury
a contrivance or device designed to prevent injury
American football
  1. Also called: safetyman either of two players who defend the area furthest back in the field
  2. a play in which the offensive team causes the ball to cross its own goal line and then grounds the ball behind that line, scoring two points for the opposing teamCompare touchback
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