adjective, safer, safest.
secure from liability to harm, injury, danger, or risk:
a safe place.
free from hurt, injury, danger, or risk:
to arrive safe and sound.
involving little or no risk of mishap, error, etc.:
a safe estimate.
dependable or trustworthy:
a safe guide.
careful to avoid danger or controversy:
a safe player; a safe play.
denied the chance to do harm; in secure custody:
a criminal safe in jail.
reaching base without being put out:
safe on the throw to first base.
making it possible to reach a base:
a safe slide.
Informal. in a safe manner; safely:
Learn how to drive safe.
See Grammar note at adverb.
a steel or iron box or repository for money, jewels, papers, etc.
any receptacle or structure for the storage or preservation of articles:
a meat safe.
a pan for catching leakage.
template (def 7).
Slang. a condom.
play it safe. play (def 85).
affording security or protection from harm: a safe place
(postpositive) free from danger: you’ll be safe here
secure from risk; certain; sound: a safe investment, a safe bet
worthy of trust; prudent: a safe companion
tending to avoid controversy or risk: a safe player
unable to do harm; not dangerous: a criminal safe behind bars, water safe to drink
(Brit, informal) excellent
on the safe side, as a precaution
in a safe condition: the children are safe in bed now
play safe, to act in a way least likely to cause danger, controversy, or defeat
a strong container, usually of metal and provided with a secure lock, for storing money or valuables
a small ventilated cupboard-like container for storing food
(US & Canadian) a slang word for condom
simulation analysis of financial exposure
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