Definitions for SAFEseɪf

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

safeseɪf(adj.; n.)saf•er, saf•est

  1. (adj.)offering security from harm or danger:

    a safe haven.

  2. free from injury or risk:

    arrived safe and sound.

  3. reasonably accurate:

    a safe estimate.

  4. dependable; trustworthy:

    a safe guide.

  5. careful to avoid danger or controversy:

    a safe player.

  6. securely confined:

    a criminal safe in jail.

  7. Baseball. reaching base without being put out.

    Category: Sport

  8. (n.)a steel or iron box or repository for valuable items.

  9. Slang.

    Category: Status (usage)

    Ref: condom.

Origin of safe:

1250–1300; (adj.) ME sauf, saf < AF saf, OF sauf < L salvus intact, whole; (n.) late ME save, orig. der. of save1, assimilated to the adj.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. safe(noun)

    strongbox where valuables can be safely kept

  2. safe(noun)

    a ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests

  3. condom, rubber, safety, safe, prophylactic(adj)

    contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse

  4. safe(adj)

    free from danger or the risk of harm

    "a safe trip"; "you will be safe here"; "a safe place"; "a safe bet"

  5. safe(adj)

    (of an undertaking) secure from risk

  6. safe(p)(adj)

    having reached a base without being put out

    "the runner was called safe when the baseman dropped the ball"

  7. dependable, good, safe, secure(adj)

    financially sound

    "a good investment"; "a secure investment"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. safe(adjective)ɪf

    not dangerous

    Is it safe to go into the building?; How safe is your workplace?; Have a safe trip.

  2. safeɪf

    not in danger

    Don't worry, Pauline will be safe with me.; I knew the money was safe at home.

  3. safeɪf

    in a place where sth cannot be stolen, damaged, etc.

    Keep your passport in a safe place.

  4. safe(noun)ɪf

    a strong box that can be locked

    He forced her to unlock the safe.


  1. safe(Noun)

    A box, usually made of metal, in which valuables can be locked for safekeeping.

  2. safe(Noun)

    A condom.

  3. safe(Adjective)

    Not in danger; free from harm's reach.

    Youu2019ll be safe here.

  4. safe(Adjective)

    Free from risk; harmless, riskless.

  5. safe(Adjective)

    Providing protection from danger; providing shelter.

    We have to find a safe spot, where we can hide out until this is over.

  6. safe(Adjective)

    When a batter successfully reaches first base, or when a baserunner successfully advances to the next base or returns to the base he last occupied; not out.

    The pitcher attempted to pick off the runner at first, but he was safe.

  7. safe(Adjective)

    Properly secured; secure.

    The documents are safe.

  8. safe(Adjective)

    Not in danger from the specified source of harm.

    dishwasher safe; dishwasher-safe

  9. safe(Adjective)

    Great, cool, awesome, respectable;

  10. safe(Adjective)


  11. safe(Adjective)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Safe

    free from harm, injury, or risk; untouched or unthreatened by danger or injury; unharmed; unhurt; secure; whole; as, safe from disease; safe from storms; safe from foes

  2. Safe

    conferring safety; securing from harm; not exposing to danger; confining securely; to be relied upon; not dangerous; as, a safe harbor; a safe bridge, etc

  3. Safe

    incapable of doing harm; no longer dangerous; in secure care or custody; as, the prisoner is safe

  4. Safe(noun)

    a place for keeping things in safety

  5. Safe(noun)

    a strong and fireproof receptacle (as a movable chest of steel, etc., or a closet or vault of brickwork) for containing money, valuable papers, or the like

  6. Safe(noun)

    a ventilated or refrigerated chest or closet for securing provisions from noxious animals or insects

  7. Safe(verb)

    to render safe; to make right


  1. Safe

    A safe is a secure lockable box used for securing valuable objects against theft or damage. A safe is usually a hollow cuboid or cylinder, with one face removable or hinged to form a door. The body and door may be cast from metal or formed out of plastic through blow molding. A less secure version is usually called a cash-box.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SAFE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1598

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SAFE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1661

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SAFE' in Adjectives Frequency: #157

Translations for SAFE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(negative unsafe ) protected, or free (from danger etc)

The children are safe from danger in the garden.

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