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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 ).

1250–1300; (adj.) Middle English sauf, saf < Anglo-French saf, Old French sauf < Latin salvus intact, whole; (noun) late Middle English save, orig. derivative of save1, assimilated to the adj.; cf. salvation

safely, adverb
safeness, noun
quasi-safe, adjective
quasi-safely, adverb
supersafe, adjective
supersafely, adverb
supersafeness, noun
ultrasafe, adjective
unsafe, adjective
unsafely, adverb
unsafeness, noun

1. protected, sound, guarded. Safe, secure may both imply that something can be regarded as free from danger. These words are frequently interchangeable. Safe however, is applied rather to a person or thing that is out of or has passed beyond the reach of danger: The ship is safe in port. Secure is applied to that about which there is no need to fear or worry: to feel secure about the future; The foundation of the house does not seem very secure. 4. sure, reliable. 5. wary, careful. 8. strongbox, coffer, chest, safe-deposit box.
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safe (seɪf)
1.  affording security or protection from harm: a safe place
2.  (postpositive) free from danger: you'll be safe here
3.  secure from risk; certain; sound: a safe investment; a safe bet
4.  worthy of trust; prudent: a safe companion
5.  tending to avoid controversy or risk: a safe player
6.  unable to do harm; not dangerous: a criminal safe behind bars; water safe to drink
7.  informal (Brit) excellent
8.  on the safe side as a precaution
9.  in a safe condition: the children are safe in bed now
10.  play safe to act in a way least likely to cause danger, controversy, or defeat
11.  a strong container, usually of metal and provided with a secure lock, for storing money or valuables
12.  a small ventilated cupboard-like container for storing food
13.  (US), (Canadian) a slang word for condom
[C13: from Old French salf, from Latin salvus; related to Latin salus safety]

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Word Origin & History

late 13c., "uninjured, unharmed," from O.Fr. sauf, from L. salvus "uninjured, healthy, safe," related to salus "good health," saluber "healthful," all from PIE *solwos from base *sol- "whole" (cf. L. solidus "solid," Skt. sarvah "uninjured, intact, whole," Avestan haurva- "uninjured, intact," O.Pers.
haruva-, Gk. holos "whole"). Meaning "not exposed to danger" is attested from late 14c.; of actions, etc., "free from risk," first recorded 1580s. Safe-conduct (late 13c.) is from O.Fr. sauf-conduit (13c.).

"chest for keeping valuables," c.1430, save, from M.Fr. en sauf "in safety," from sauf (see safe (adj.)). Spelling with -f- first recorded 1688, from infl. of safe (adj.).
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