Definitions for safely
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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.
with safety; in a safe manner
"we are safely out of there"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
in a safe way
a lesson on how to cross the road safely; The jewelry has been locked away safely.
In a safe manner; using caution above all else.
in a safe manner; danger, injury, loss, or evil consequences
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'safely' in Adverbs Frequency: #316
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