/'seIfti/ noun
1 NOT IN DANGER (U) the state of being safe from danger or harm: The company seemed totally unconcerned about the safety of its workers. | in safety (=without any danger): Spectators could watch the launch in complete safety. | for safety's sake (=in order to be safe): We travelled in pairs, for safety's sake.
2 sb's safety how safe someone is in a particular situation: The boy has now been missing for 5 days and there are fears for his safety. | for sb's own safety: For your own safety please do not smoke inside the plane.
3 NOT DANGEROUS (U) the state of not being dangerous or likely to cause harm or injury: Some scientists expressed concern over the safety of the test. | safety measures/precautions/checks (=things that are done in order to make sure that something is safe): The accident would never have happened if the correct safety procedures had been followed. | road safety (=safety of people using the roads): Police are visiting schools as part of their latest road safety campaign.
4 SAFE PLACE (U) a place where you are safe from danger: the safety of: When the shelling began people fled to the safety of the city. | lead/take sb to safety: Fire fighters led the children to safety. | reach safety: We were relieved to reach dry land and safety.
5 safety in numbers spoken used to say that a dangerous or unpleasant situation is better if there are a lot of people with you
6 SPORT (C) technical a way of getting two points in American football by making the other team put the ball down in its own goal (3)

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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