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Definition 1: (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for safety in the sense of this definition

(safety is a kind of ...) (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)

"he came all the way around on Williams' hit"

(... is a kind of safety ) a base hit on which the batter scores a run

(... is a kind of safety ) a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base

(... is a kind of safety ) a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base

"he hit a double to deep centerfield"

(... is a kind of safety ) a base hit at which the batter stops safely at third base

(safety belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 2: a score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line - [noun denoting act]

(safety is a kind of ...) the act of scoring in a game or sport

"the winning score came with less than a minute left to play"

(safety belongs to category ...) a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays

Definition 3: a device designed to prevent injury or accidents - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for safety in the sense of this definition

(safety is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is a kind of safety ) a low metal guard to confine falling coals to a hearth

(... is a kind of safety ) guard consisting of a locking device that prevents a weapon from being fired

Definition 4: contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for safety in the sense of this definition

(safety is a kind of ...) an agent or device intended to prevent conception

Definition 5: a safe place - [noun denoting location]

Samples where safety or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He ran to safety

Synonyms for safety in the sense of this definition

(safety is a kind of ...) a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)

"it was a mountainous area" "Bible country"

(... is a kind of safety ) (nautical) a place of refuge (as for a ship)

Definition 6: the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions - [noun denoting state]

Samples where safety or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • insure the safety of the children
  • the reciprocal of safety is risk

(safety is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

(... is a kind of safety ) safety from exposure to infectious agents

(... is a kind of safety ) safety as a consequence of entailing no risk

(... is a kind of safety ) having the strength to withstand attack

(... is a kind of safety ) the state of being saved or preserved from harm

(... is a kind of safety ) the state of being free from danger or injury

"we support the armed services in the name of national security"

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