What does safe mean?

Definitions for safeseɪf

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word safe.

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"


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Safe

    sāf, adj. unharmed: free from danger or injury: secure: securing from danger or injury: no longer dangerous: clear: trusty: sound: certain.—n. a chest or closet for money, &c., safe against fire, thieves, &c., generally of iron: a chest or cupboard for meats: (coll.) a safety-bicycle.—v.t. to safeguard.—v.t. Safe′-conduct′ (Spens.).—ns. Safe′-con′duct, a writing, passport, or guard granted to a person to enable him to travel with safety; Safe′-depos′it, a safe storage for valuables; Safe′guard, he who, or that which, guards or renders safe: protection: a guard, passport, or warrant to protect a traveller: a rail-guard at railway switches: (zool.) a monitor lizard.—v.t. to protect.—n. Safe′-keep′ing, preservation from injury or from escape.—adv. Safe′ly, in a safe manner.—ns. Safe′ness; Safe′-pledge, a surety for one's appearance at a day assigned; Safe′ty, freedom from danger or loss: close custody: a safeguard: Safe′ty-arch (archit.), an arch built in the body of a wall to relieve the pressure, as over a door or window; Safe′ty-belt, a belt made of some buoyant material, or capable of being inflated, for helping a person to float; Safe′ty-bī′cycle, a low-wheeled bicycle; Safe′ty-buoy, a buoy for helping a person to float: a life-preserver; Safe′ty-cage (mining), a cage by which a fall would be prevented in case of the breakage of the rope by means of safety-catches; Safe′ty-chain, a check-chain of a car-truck: a safety-link; Safe′ty-fuse, a waterproof woven tube enclosing an inflammable substance which burns at a regular rate; Safe′ty-hoist, a hoisting-gear so arranged as to prevent its load being thrown precipitately down in case of accident; Safe′ty-lamp, a lamp surrounded by wire-gauze, used for safety in mines on account of the inflammable gases; Safe′ty-lock, a lock that cannot be picked by ordinary means: in firearms, a lock with some device for preventing accidental discharge; Safe′ty-match, a match which can be ignited only on a surface specially prepared for the purpose; Safe′ty-pā′per, a paper so prepared as to resist alteration by chemical or mechanical means; Safe′ty-pin, a pin in the form of a clasp with a guard covering its point; Safe′ty-plug, a plug of soft metal in an opening in a steam-boiler, so as to melt when the temperature rises to its fusing-point, and allow of an escape of steam; Safe′ty-rein, a rein for preventing a horse from running away; Safe′ty-stop, a contrivance for preventing accidents in machinery; Safe′ty-tube, a tube used in chemical operations to prevent the bursting of vessels by gas, and for other purposes; Safe′ty-valve, a valve in the top of a steam-boiler, which lets out the steam when the pressure is too great for safety. [O. Fr. sauf—L. salvus; prob. allied to solus.]

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of safe in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of safe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeb Bush:

    He kept us safe.

  2. Trish Halfacre:

    Better safe than sorry.

  3. The Jaljulia man:

    Your son is safe with us.

  4. Pancho Rodriguez:

    That’s why I feel safe.

  5. Donald Trump:

    No. 1, she will be so safe.

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