- The definition of safe is free from risk, danger, harm or damage.
An example of safe used as an adjective is the phrase "safe haven," which means a place where people can go if there is an emergency.
- Safe is defined as a storage place for valuables, usually locked and made of metal.
An example of a safe is a locker.
This safe is for storing valuables.
- free from damage, danger, or injury; secure
- having escaped danger or injury; unharmed
- giving protection
- involving no risk
- no longer dangerous; unable to cause trouble or damage: safe in jail
- taking no risks; prudent; cautious: said of persons
- ☆ Baseball having reached a base without being put out
Origin of safeMiddle English sauf ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin salvus, akin to salus, health, sound condition ; from Indo-European base an unverified form solo-, whole, well-preserved from source Classical Greek holos, whole, Sanskrit sarva, unharmed, whole
- a container or box, capable of being locked and usually of metal, in which to store valuables
- any compartment, box, etc. for storing food, etc.: a meat safe
- Slang a condom
Origin of safealtered (after the adj.) < earlier save < save
- a. Free from danger or injury; undamaged or unhurt: He returned from the voyage safe and sound.b. Not exposed to the threat of danger or harm: The children were safe at home all through the storm.c. Usable in specified conditions without being damaged. Often used in combination: a microwave safe container.
- Free from risk; not liable to be lost; sure: a safe bet.
- Affording protection: a safe place.
- Baseball Having reached a base without being put out, as a batter or base runner.
- A metal container usually having a lock, used for storing valuables.
- A repository for protecting stored items, especially a cooled compartment for perishable foods: a cheese safe.
Origin of safeMiddle English sauf, from Old French, from Latin salvus, healthy; see sol- in Indo-European roots.