Definitions for safeseɪf
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
safeseɪf(adj.; n.)saf•er, saf•est
(adj.)offering security from harm or danger:
a safe haven.
free from injury or risk:
arrived safe and sound.
a safe estimate.
a safe guide.
careful to avoid danger or controversy:
a safe player.
a criminal safe in jail.
Baseball. reaching base without being put out.
(n.)a steel or iron box or repository for valuable items.
Category: Status (usage)
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.
strongbox where valuables can be safely kept
a ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests
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
free from danger or the risk of harm
"a safe trip"; "you will be safe here"; "a safe place"; "a safe bet"
(of an undertaking) secure from risk
having reached a base without being put out
"the runner was called safe when the baseman dropped the ball"
dependable, good, safe, secure(adj)
"a good investment"; "a secure investment"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
Is it safe to go into the building?; How safe is your workplace?; Have a safe trip.
not in danger
Don't worry, Pauline will be safe with me.; I knew the money was safe at home.
in a place where sth cannot be stolen, damaged, etc.
Keep your passport in a safe place.
a strong box that can be locked
He forced her to unlock the safe.
A box, usually made of metal, in which valuables can be locked for safekeeping.
Not in danger; free from harm's reach.
Youu2019ll be safe here.
Free from risk; harmless, riskless.
Providing protection from danger; providing shelter.
We have to find a safe spot, where we can hide out until this is over.
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.
Properly secured; secure.
The documents are safe.
Not in danger from the specified source of harm.
dishwasher safe; dishwasher-safe
Great, cool, awesome, respectable;
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
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
incapable of doing harm; no longer dangerous; in secure care or custody; as, the prisoner is safe
a place for keeping things in safety
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
a ventilated or refrigerated chest or closet for securing provisions from noxious animals or insects
to render safe; to make right
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'safe' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1598
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'safe' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1661
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.
- в безопасностBulgarian
- seguroPortuguese (BR)
- i sikkerhedDanish
- ασφαλής, προστατευμένοςGreek
- à l'abri (de)French
- öruggur, áreiðanlegurIcelandic
- al sicuro*Italian
- 위험이 없는Korean
- saugus, apsaugotasLithuanian
- drošs; pasargātsLatvian
- sikker, trygg, i god beholdNorwegian
- خوندى، ساتلى، ډاډه، بې خطره: دډاډ وړ، باورىPashto
- protejat, la adăpost (de)Romanian
- utom faraSwedish
- emniyette, güvenliTurkish
- 安全的Chinese (Trad.)
- an toànVietnamese
- 安全的Chinese (Simp.)
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