Definitions for safely

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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. safely(adverb)

    with safety; in a safe manner

    "we are safely out of there"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. safely(adverb)ɪf

    in a safe way

    a lesson on how to cross the road safely; The jewelry has been locked away safely.


  1. safely(Adverb)

    In a safe manner; using caution above all else.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Safely(adverb)

    in a safe manner; danger, injury, loss, or evil consequences

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'safely' in Adverbs Frequency: #316

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