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Africa's informal economy is one of the most innovative and inventive environments in the world. Yet it is an environment with little regulation in which workers are often exposed to hard conditions and live without a safety net.
Richard Attias

Meaning of "safety net" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SAFETY NET

safety net play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SAFETY NET

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adjective
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conjunction
determiner
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Safety net is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SAFETY NET MEAN IN ENGLISH?

safety net

Safety net

A safety net is in most cases a net to protect people from injury after falling by limiting the distance they fall. It may also be a device to arrest falling or flying objects for the safety of people beyond the net. Firefighters once used a device called a Life net which allowed people in burning buildings to jump to safety. Safety nets can be used in construction, building maintenance, sports or acrobatics.

Definition of safety net in the English dictionary

The definition of safety net in the dictionary is a net used in a circus to catch high-wire and trapeze artistes if they fall. Other definition of safety net is any means of protection from hardship or loss, such as insurance.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SAFETY NET

safety helmet
safety inspection
safety island
Safety Islands
safety lamp
safety lock
safety margin
safety match
safety measure
safety mechanism
safety officer
safety pin
safety precaution
safety razor
safety regulations
safety screen
safety standards
safety touch
safety valve
safety zone

WORDS THAT END LIKE SAFETY NET

butterfly net
dip net
drift net
fishing net
fly net
gill net
landing net
lobster net
mosquito net
neural net
parcel net
pound net
shark net
shrimp net
tax net
trammel net
trawl net

Synonyms and antonyms of safety net in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «safety net» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SAFETY NET

Find out the translation of safety net to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of safety net from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «safety net» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

安全保障
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

red de seguridad
570 millions of speakers

English

safety net
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सुरक्षा तंत्र
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شبكة الأمان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

защитная сетка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

rede de segurança
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিরাপত্তা জাল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

filet de sécurité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jaring keselamatan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sicherheitsnetz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

安全策
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

안전망
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Safety net
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mạng lưới an toàn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாதுகாப்பு வலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सुरक्षा जाळी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Emniyet ağı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rete di protezione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zabezpieczenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

захисна сітка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

plasă de siguranță
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δίχτυ ασφαλείας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

veiligheidsnet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skyddsnät
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sikkerhetsnett
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of safety net

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SAFETY NET»

The term «safety net» is quite widely used and occupies the 25.632 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SAFETY NET» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «safety net» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «safety net» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about safety net

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10 QUOTES WITH «SAFETY NET»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word safety net.
1
Marco Arment
As long as I manage investments properly and don't spend recklessly, Tumblr has given my family a strong safety net and given me the freedom to work on whatever I want. And that's exactly what I plan to do.
2
Richard Attias
Africa's informal economy is one of the most innovative and inventive environments in the world. Yet it is an environment with little regulation in which workers are often exposed to hard conditions and live without a safety net.
3
Shirley Bassey
I was a wild kid. I was left to climb trees. And you know those railways logs, they piled them up, six feet apart, and I'd jump from one to the other. Without a safety net! I was an incredible tomboy.
4
John Burdett
It is quite amazing how hard the subconscious works when it is made to understand that this life is not a rehearsal, there is no safety net and no assurance of any final closure. It is also quite appalling to realize how catatonic the imagination can become when we hedge our bets, opt for the safer direction at every fork in the path.
5
Gerry Cooney
All of the sports have a safety net, but boxing is the only sport that has none. So when the fighter is through, he is through. While he was fighting his management was very excited for him, but now that he is done, that management team is moving on.
6
James Douglas
At a time of economic recession, the need for Medicaid and other safety net services is even greater. And we don't want to raise taxes on people who are having a tough time paying their bills.
7
Christopher Egan
There's no real road map to L.A. Everyone's journey is different. You have to persevere and be willing to put everything in it. You have to stick it out. I don't really have a safety net, but what I do is put myself in the best possible position to succeed by working hard. Also, be careful who you let into your life.
8
Noah Feldman
During the New Deal, people thought to be liberal was to reject socialism on one extreme and fascism on the other, and to preserve capitalism through regulation and a social safety net.
9
Ari Fleischer
A safety net for the poor indeed requires some level of income redistribution.
10
Steve Jurvetson
While, in general, life satisfaction goes up with wealth, beyond the safety net more and more wealth brings very radically diminishing returns on life satisfaction.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SAFETY NET»

Discover the use of safety net in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to safety net and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Through the safety net: stories
Lit by the quiet lightning of Baxter's prose,Through the Safety Netis filled with rare artistry and feeling. Through the Safety Net is filled with rare artistry and feeling.
Charles Baxter, 1998
2
The Safety Net
But with the glow of fame come fear, loneliness, and an awful vulnerability. Threats to his life from the shadowy leftist underground increase . . . and so do the tangles of the all-pervasive "safety net" of protection and surveillance.
Heinrich Böll, 1995
3
A Well-tailored Safety Net: The Only Fair and Sensible Way ...
This intriguing book introduces the first Social Security reform proposal tailored to meet the nation's fiscal challenges and care for an aging population.
Jed Graham, 2010
4
The Invisible Safety Net: Protecting the Nation's Poor ...
This book highlights both the importance and the fragility of this safety net, arguing that, while not perfect, it is essential to fighting poverty.
Janet M. Currie, 2008
5
Safety Net: The Strategy for De-Risking Your Investments in ...
From the Hardcover edition.
James Glassman, 2011
6
The Health Care Safety Net in a Post-Reform World
And as presented in this volume, it is an idea whose time has come.
Sara Rosenbaum, Mark A. Hall, 2012
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The Safety-Net Health Care System: Health Care at the Margins
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Gunnar Robert Almgren, Taryn Lindhorst, 2012
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The Last Safety Net: A Handbook of Minimum Income Protection ...
The book will be of major interest to researchers, scholars and experts in income protection, poverty and the welfare state.
Thomas Bahle, Vanessa Hubl, Michaela Pfeifer, 2011
9
Statistical Handbook on the Social Safety Net
THE DEFINITION OF A SOCIAL SAFETY NET In all too many instances the concept of a social safety net is automatically equated with "welfare." True enough, welfare (or a derived equivalent) makes up a significant component of any social ...
Fernando Francisco Padró, 2004
10
Safety net programs and poverty reduction: lessons from ...
Printed on Demand.
K. Subbarao, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SAFETY NET»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term safety net is used in the context of the following news items.
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Veto, funding issues pinch health care safety net in Volusia, Flagler …
Even as the area's economy reaches new heights with major projects and job growth, the health care safety net that serves people on the lower economic rungs ... «Daytona Beach News-Journal, Jul 15»
2
Jackson Health, Broward Health and other safety net hospitals …
Gov. Rick Scott's proposed budget for distributing federal funds for uncompensated care at Florida hospitals would slash $302 million from teaching, public and ... «South Florida Business Journal, Jun 15»
3
Federal budget 2015: Budget to include $800m childcare safety net
Australia's revamped childcare system will include an $800 million-a year Childcare Safety Net to ensure the provision of care for children from the nation's most ... «The Australian Financial Review, May 15»
4
Safety net does more to ease poverty than previously thought, new …
But a new study being released today finds that the federal safety net may actually be doing more to alleviate poverty than previously thought. The study, from ... «Washington Post, May 15»
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Workers' comp is a frayed safety net, two reports say
If you're going to lose a limb at work, try to avoid doing it in Alabama. That's the gist of a new investigative report by ProPublica, partnered with National Public ... «Los Angeles Times, Mar 15»
6
Gold isn't safety net you think
I've seen gold prices decline significantly, and I'm wondering if I should hang on to it as a safety factor in the event the economy goes bad in a hurry. I want to ... «Dallas Morning News, Feb 15»
7
Uber introduces 'panic button' in India
Uber is introducing two new safety features for riders in India in response to ... and a “safety net” feature that will allow users to share trip details and their ... «The Guardian, Feb 15»
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Uber To Launch Panic-Button, 'Safety Net' Features On Feb. 11
In addition to the panic button, which will alert local police to the cab's location in an emergency, Uber will also launch a “Safety Net” feature on the same day. «International Business Times, Feb 15»
9
Matt Cranch 'Human cannonball' death: Safety net failed
A "human cannonball" stuntman was killed when a safety net intended to break his fall collapsed, an inquest has heard. Matthew Cranch, 24, suffered multiple ... «BBC News, Jan 15»
10
Busting myths about the social safety net
“Another Kid” is one little song in one little show, but it reflects much broader misperceptions about the U.S. social safety net: that it is a cushy “hammock” that ... «The Courier-Journal, Aug 14»

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