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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Safety  \Safe"ty\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  sauvet['e].] 
  1.  The  condition  or  state  of  being  safe;  freedom  from  danger 
  or  hazard;  exemption  from  hurt,  injury,  or  loss 
  Up  led  by  thee,  Into  the  heaven  I  have  presumed,  An 
  earthly  guest  .  .  .  With  like  safety  guided  down 
  Return  me  to  my  native  element.  --Milton. 
  2.  Freedom  from  whatever  exposes  one  to  danger  or  from 
  liability  to  cause  danger  or  harm;  safeness;  hence  the 
  quality  of  making  safe  or  secure,  or  of  giving  confidence, 
  justifying  trust,  insuring  against  harm  or  loss  etc 
  Would  there  were  any  safety  in  thy  sex,  That  I  might 
  put  a  thousand  sorrows  off  And  credit  thy 
  repentance!  --Beau.  &  Fl 
  3.  Preservation  from  escape;  close  custody. 
  Imprison  him  .  .  .  Deliver  him  to  safety;  and 
  return.  --Shak. 
  4.  (Football)  Same  as  Safety  touchdown,  below. 
  {Safety  arch}  (Arch.),  a  discharging  arch.  See  under 
  {Discharge},  v.  t. 
  {Safety  belt},  a  belt  made  of  some  buoyant  material,  or  which 
  is  capable  of  being  inflated,  so  as  to  enable  a  person  to 
  float  in  water;  a  life  preserver. 
  {Safety  buoy},  a  buoy  to  enable  a  person  to  float  in  water;  a 
  safety  belt. 
  {Safety  cage}  (Mach.),  a  cage  for  an  elevator  or  mine  lift, 
  having  appliances  to  prevent  it  from  dropping  if  the 
  lifting  rope  should  break. 
  {Safety  lamp}.  (Mining)  See  under  {Lamp}. 
  {Safety  match},  a  match  which  can  be  ignited  only  on  a 
  surface  specially  prepared  for  the  purpose. 
  {Safety  pin},  a  pin  made  in  the  form  of  a  clasp,  with  a  guard 
  covering  its  point  so  that  it  will  not  prick  the  wearer. 
  {Safety  plug}.  See  {Fusible  plug},  under  {Fusible}. 
  {Safety  switch}.  See  {Switch}. 
  {Safety  touchdown}  (Football),  the  act  or  result  of  a 
  player's  touching  to  the  ground  behind  his  own  goal  line  a 
  ball  which  received  its  last  impulse  from  a  man  on  his  own 
  side  --  distinguished  from  touchback.  See  {Touchdown}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Safety  \Safe"ty\,  n. 
  a  (Amer.  Football)  A  safety  touchdown. 
  b  Short  for  {Safety  bicycle}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  safe;  "the  safety  of  the  children"  [ant: 
  2:  a  safe  place  "He  ran  to  safety"  [syn:  {refuge}] 
  3:  a  device  designed  to  prevent  injury  [syn:  {guard}] 
  4:  the  successful  act  of  striking  a  baseball  in  such  a  way  that 
  the  batter  reaches  base  safely  [syn:  {base  hit},  {bingle}] 
  5:  a  thin  rubber  or  latex  sheath  worn  over  the  penis  during 
  intercourse  as  a  contraceptive  or  prophylactic  device 
  [syn:  {condom},  {rubber},  {safe},  {prophylactic}] 
  6:  a  score  in  American  football;  a  player  is  tackled  behind  his 
  own  goal  line 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  See  {safe},  {safety-critical  system}. 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  SAFETY-:CLUTCH:,  n.  A  mechanical  device  acting  automatically  to  prevent 
  the  fall  of  an  elevator,  or  cage,  in  case  of  an  accident  to  the 
  hoisting  apparatus. 
  Once  I  seen  a  human  ruin 
  In  an  elevator-well, 
  And  his  members  was  bestrewin' 
  All  the  place  where  he  had  fell. 
  And  I  says,  apostrophisin' 
  That  uncommon  woful  wreck: 
  "Your  position's  so  surprisin' 
  That  I  tremble  for  your  neck!" 
  Then  that  ruin,  smilin'  sadly 
  And  impressive,  up  and  spoke: 
  "Well,  I  wouldn't  tremble  badly, 
  For  it's  been  a  fortnight  broke." 
  Then,  for  further  comprehension 
  Of  his  attitude,  he  begs 
  I  will  focus  my  attention 
  On  his  various  arms  and  legs  -- 
  How  they  all  are  contumacious; 
  Where  they  each  respective,  lie; 
  How  one  trotter  proves  ungracious, 
  T'other  one  an  _alibi_. 
  These  particulars  is  mentioned 
  For  to  show  his  dismal  state, 
  Which  I  wasn't  first  intentioned 
  To  specifical  relate. 
  None  is  worser  to  be  dreaded 
  That  I  ever  have  heard  tell 
  Than  the  gent's  who  there  was  spreaded 
  In  that  elevator-well. 
  Now  this  tale  is  allegoric  -- 
  It  is  figurative  all 
  For  the  well  is  metaphoric 
  And  the  feller  didn't  fall. 
  I  opine  it  isn't  moral 
  For  a  writer-man  to  cheat, 
  And  despise  to  wear  a  laurel 
  As  was  gotten  by  deceit. 
  For  'tis  Politics  intended 
  By  the  elevator,  mind, 
  It  will  boost  a  person  splendid 
  If  his  talent  is  the  kind 
  Col.  Bryan  had  the  talent 
  (For  the  busted  man  is  him) 
  And  it  shot  him  up  right  gallant 
  Till  his  head  begun  to  swim. 
  Then  the  rope  it  broke  above  him 
  And  he  painful  come  to  earth 
  Where  there's  nobody  to  love  him 
  For  his  detrimented  worth. 
  Though  he's  livin'  none  would  know  him 
  Or  at  leastwise  not  as  such 
  Moral  of  this  woful  poem: 
  Frequent  oil  your  safety-clutch. 
  Porfer  Poog 

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