a member of a dynasty that ruled in Persia from c1500 to 1736.
adjective, safer, safest. 1. secure from liability to harm, injury, danger, or risk: a safe place. 2. free from hurt, injury, danger, or risk: to arrive safe and sound. 3. involving little or no risk of mishap, error, etc.: a safe estimate. 4. dependable or trustworthy: a safe guide. 5. careful to avoid danger or […]
- Safe and sound
Out of danger and unharmed, as in It was a challenging climb, so I’m relieved they got home safe and sound. [ c. 1300 ]
noun 1. an area near a combat zone that is maintained as being free from military attack.
- Safe as houses
Totally secure, as in If you buy Treasury bonds, your money will be safe as houses but you won’t get a large return. In today’s security-conscious climate, where alarm systems to deter housebreaks have become increasingly common, this simile may seem puzzling. Presumably it uses house in the sense of “a shelter from the elements.” […]