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{adj: air} relating to or characteristic of or occurring in the air
"air war"
"air safety"
"air travel"
<-> land, sea

{adj: annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing} causing irritation or annoyance
"tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"
"aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"
"found it galling to have to ask permission"
"an irritating delay"
"nettlesome paperwork"
"a pesky mosquito"
"swarms of pestering gnats"
"a plaguey newfangled safety catch"
"a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"
"a vexatious child"
"it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"

{adj: insecure, unsafe} lacking in security or safety
"his fortune was increasingly insecure"
"an insecure future"
<-> secure

{adj: responsible} worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable
"a responsible adult"
"responsible journalism"
"a responsible position"
"the captain is responsible for the ship's safety"
"the cabinet is responsible to the parliament"
<-> irresponsible

{adj: rigorous, stringent, tight} demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
"rigorous discipline"
"tight security"
"stringent safety measures"

{adj: safe-deposit, safety-deposit} safe for the storage of valuables
"kept the deed in his safe-deposit box at the bank"

{adj: safety-related} providing or ensuring safety

{adj: snug} offering safety; well protected or concealed
"a snug harbor"
"a snug hideout"

{adv: safely} with safety; in a safe manner
"we are safely out of there"

{n: Escherichia coli, E. coli} a species of bacterium normally present in intestinal tract of humans and other animals; sometimes pathogenic; can be a threat to food safety

{n: Federal Aviation Agency, FAA} an agency in the Department of Transportation that is responsible for the safety of civilian aviation

{n: Gillette, King Camp Gilette} United States inventor and manufacturer who developed the safety razor (1855-1932)

{n: MOT, MOT test, Ministry of Transportation test} a compulsory annual test of older motor vehicles for safety and exhaust fumes

{n: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA} a government agency in the Department of Labor to maintain a safe and healthy work environment

{n: Otis, Elisha Graves Otis} United States inventor who manufactured the first elevator with a safety device (1811-1861)

{n: air bag} a safety restraint in an automobile; the bag inflates on collision and prevents the driver or passenger from being thrown forward

{n: base hit, safety} (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely

{n: biosafety level} the level of safety from exposure to infectious agents; depends on work practices and safety equipment and facilities

{n: biosafety} safety from exposure to infectious agents

{n: brinkmanship} the policy of pushing a dangerous situation to the brink of disaster (to the limits of safety)

{n: buddy system} a cooperative practice of pairing two or more people together for mutual assistance or safety (especially in recreational swimming)

{n: building code} set of standards established and enforced by local government for the structural safety of buildings

{n: caravan, train, wagon train} a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file
"we were part of a caravan of almost a thousand camels"
"they joined the wagon train for safety"

{n: care, charge, tutelage, guardianship} attention and management implying responsibility for safety
"he is in the care of a bodyguard"

{n: clear and present danger} a standard for judging when freedom of speech can be abridged
"no one has a right to shout `fire' in a crowded theater when there is no fire because such an action would pose a clear and present danger to public safety"

{n: coastguard} a military service responsible for the safety of maritime traffic in coastal waters

{n: concern} something that interests you because it is important or affects you
"the safety of the ship is the captain's concern"

{n: condom, rubber, safety, safe, prophylactic} contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse

{n: danger} the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury
"you are in no danger"
"there was widespread danger of disease"
<-> safety

{n: efficacy, efficaciousness} capacity or power to produce a desired effect
"concern about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine"
<-> inefficacy

{n: fire code} set of standards established and enforced by government for fire prevention and safety in case of fire as in fire escapes etc

{n: fuse, electrical fuse, safety fuse} an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded

{n: fusible metal} an alloy with a low melting point and used as solder and in safety plugs and sprinkler fuses

{n: guard, safety, safety device} a device designed to prevent injury

{n: hard hat, tin hat, safety hat} a lightweight protective helmet (plastic or metal) worn by construction workers

{n: haven, oasis} a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary

{n: locknut, safety nut} supplementary nut that is screwed down on a primary nut to prevent it from loosening

{n: margin of safety, safety margin, margin of error} the margin required in order to insure safety
"in engineering the margin of safety is the strength of the material minus the anticipated stress"

{n: matchbook} a small folder of paper safety matches

{n: occupational safety and health act, federal job safety law} a law passed by the United States Congress that created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to prevent employees from being injured or contracting diseases in the course of their employment

{n: phase I clinical trial, phase I} a clinical trial on a few persons to determine the safety of a new drug or invasive medical device; for drugs, dosage or toxicity limits should be obtained

{n: protocol} code of correct conduct
"safety protocols"
"academic protocol"

{n: rail} short for railway
"he traveled by rail"
"he was concerned with rail safety"

{n: reciprocal} something (a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else
"risk is the reciprocal of safety"

{n: refugee} an exile who flees for safety

{n: risklessness} safety as a consequence of entailing no risk

{n: safe-deposit, safe-deposit box, safety-deposit, safety deposit box, deposit box, lockbox} a fireproof metal strongbox (usually in a bank) for storing valuables

{n: safety arch} an undecorated arch that is included in order to strengthen or support a construction

{n: safety belt, life belt, safety harness} belt attaching you to some object as a restraint in order to prevent you from getting hurt

{n: safety bicycle, safety bike} bicycle that has two wheels of equal size; pedals are connected to the rear wheel by a multiplying gear

{n: safety blitz, linebacker blitzing, blitz} (American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line

{n: safety bolt, safety lock} a bolt that cannot be moved from outside the door or gate

{n: safety catch, safety lock} guard consisting of a locking device that prevents a weapon from being fired

{n: safety curtain} a fireproof theater curtain to be dropped in case of fire

{n: safety factor, factor of safety} the ratio of the breaking stress of a structure to the estimated maximum stress in ordinary use

{n: safety feature} feature of an artifact that is added to insure a user's safety

{n: safety fuse} a slow-burning fuse consisting of a tube or cord filled or saturated with combustible matter; used to ignite detonators from a distance

{n: safety glass, laminated glass, shatterproof glass} glass made with plates of plastic or resin or other material between two sheets of glass to prevent shattering

{n: safety lamp, Davy lamp} an oil lamp that will not ignite flammable gases (methane)

{n: safety match, book matches} a paper match that strikes only on a specially prepared surface

{n: safety net} a guarantee of professional or financial security

{n: safety net} a large strong net to catch circus acrobats who fall or jump from a trapeze

{n: safety pin} a pin in the form of a clasp; has a guard so the point of the pin will not stick the user

{n: safety rail, guardrail} a railing placed alongside a stairway or road for safety

{n: safety razor} a razor with a guard to prevent deep cuts in the skin

{n: safety squeeze play, safety squeeze} the runner on third base waits to start home until the batter has bunted successfully

{n: safety valve, relief valve, escape valve, escape cock, escape} a valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler); it opens automatically when the pressure reaches a dangerous level

{n: safety, refuge} a safe place
"He ran to safety"

{n: safety} a score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line

{n: safety} the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions
"insure the safety of the children"
"the reciprocal of safety is risk"
<-> danger

{n: sake, interest} a reason for wanting something done
"for your sake"
"died for the sake of his country"
"in the interest of safety"
"in the common interest"

{n: seat belt, seatbelt} a safety belt used in a car or plane to hold you in your seat in case of an accident

{n: traffic island, safety island, safety isle, safety zone} a curbed area in a roadway from which traffic is excluded; provides safe area for pedestrians

{v: conserve, preserve, maintain, keep up} keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
"We preserve these archeological findings"
"The old lady could not keep up the building"
"children must be taught to conserve our national heritage"
"The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts"

{v: destruct} destroy (one's own missile or rocket)
"The engineers had to destruct the rocket for safety reasons"

{v: evacuate} move out of an unsafe location into safety
"After the earthquake, residents were evacuated"

{v: ground} connect to a ground
"ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"

{v: hide, hide out} be or go into hiding ; keep out of sight, as for protection and safety
"Probably his horse would be close to where he was hiding"
"She is hiding out in a cabin in Montana"

{v: keep, preserve} maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger
"May God keep you"

{v: reflectorize, reflectorise} provide with reflectors, such as chemicals
"the driveway was reflectorized for safety reasons"

{v: retrofit} substitute new or modernized parts or equipment for older ones
"The laboratory retrofitted to meet the safety codes"

{v: rope up} attach to one another, for safety
"The mountaineers roped up when they started the final ascent"

{v: save, carry through, pull through, bring through} bring into safety
"We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack"

{v: submarine} move forward or under in a sliding motion
"The child was injured when he submarined under the safety belt of the car"

{v: take} to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort
"take shelter from the storm"


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