Definitions for: Safe


[n] contraceptive device consisting of a thin rubber or latex sheath worn over the penis during intercourse
[n] strongbox where valuables can be kept safe
[n] a ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests
[adj] of an undertaking
[adj] free from risk or danger; "a safe trip"; "you will be safe here"; "a safe place"; "a safe bet"
[adj] in safekeeping; "your secret is safe with me"
[adj] financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure investment"



Webster (1913) Definition: Safe, a. [Compar. Safer; superl. Safest.] [OE. sauf,
F. sauf, fr. L. salvus, akin to salus health, welfare,
safety. Cf. Salute, Salvation, Sage a plant, Save,
Salvo an exception.]
1. 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. ``And
ye dwelled safe.'' --1 Sam. xii. 11.

They escaped all safe to land. --Acts xxvii.
44.

Established in a safe, unenvied throne. --Milton.

2. 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. ``The
man of safe discretion.'' --Shak.

The King of heaven hath doomed This place our
dungeon, not our safe retreat. --Milton.



3. Incapable of doing harm; no longer dangerous; in secure
care or custody; as, the prisoner is safe.

But Banquo's safe? Ay, my good lord, safe in a ditch
he bides. --Shak.

Safe hit (Baseball), a hit which enables the batter to get
to first base even if no error is made by the other side.



Syn: Secure; unendangered; sure.


Safe, n.
A place for keeping things in safety. Specifically:
(a) 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.
(b) A ventilated or refrigerated chest or closet for securing
provisions from noxious animals or insects.


Safe, v. t.
To render safe; to make right. [Obs.] --Shak.

Synonyms: condom, dependable, fail-safe, good, harmless, innocuous, off the hook(p), out of danger(p), prophylactic, risk-free, riskless, rubber, safe and sound, safety, secure, sound, unadventurous, unhazardous, unhurt

Antonyms: dangerous, unsafe

See Also: birth control device, closet, contraceptive, contraceptive device, cupboard, deedbox, invulnerable, meat safe, preventative, preventive, prophylactic device, strongbox, uninjured

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