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English definition of “safety”

safety

noun [U] uk   /ˈseɪf.ti/ us  
B2 a state in which or a place where you are safe and not in danger or at risk: For your (comfort and) safety, we recommend you keep your seat belt loosely fastened during the flight. Journalists may enter the danger zone but unfortunately we cannot guarantee/assure their safety. The crew of the ship were winched to safety by a rescue helicopter. As the gunman opened fire, they all ran/dived for safety behind trees. Police are concerned for the safety of (= think that something bad might have happened to) the five-year-old. He was led to a place of safety (= somewhere he would not be in danger, especially of being found and harmed).
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