Safe meaning

sāf
Frequency:
Free from risk; not liable to be lost; sure.

A safe bet.

adjective
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4
Taking no risks; prudent; cautious.
adjective
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A metal container usually having a lock, used for storing valuables.
noun
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(baseball) Having reached a base without being put out, as a batter or base runner.
adjective
2
8
(baseball) Having reached a base without being put out.
adjective
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2
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A container or box, capable of being locked and usually of metal, in which to store valuables.
noun
1
2
A repository for protecting stored items, especially a cooled compartment for perishable foods.

A cheese safe.

noun
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Safe is defined as a storage place for valuables, usually locked and made of metal.

An example of a safe is a locker.

noun
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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.

adjective
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Affording protection.

A safe place.

adjective
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Void from danger or commonly associated problems.
suffix
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Affording protection.

A safe place.

adjective
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No longer dangerous; unable to cause trouble or damage.

Safe in jail.

adjective
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Any compartment, box, etc. for storing food, etc.

A meat safe.

noun
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(slang) A condom.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
safe
Comparative
safer
Superlative
safest

Origin of safe

  • Middle English sauf from Old French from Latin salvus healthy sol- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition