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safe

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adjective \ˈsāf\

Simple Definition of safe

  • : not able or likely to be hurt or harmed in any way : not in danger

  • : not able or likely to be lost, taken away, or given away

  • : not involving or likely to involve danger, harm, or loss

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of safe

safer

safest

  1. 1 :  free from harm or risk :  unhurt

  2. 2a :  secure from threat of danger, harm, or lossb :  successful at getting to a base in baseball without being put out

  3. 3 :  affording safety or security from danger, risk, or difficulty

  4. 4 obsolete of mental or moral faculties :  healthy, sound

  5. 5a :  not threatening danger :  harmlessb :  unlikely to produce controversy or contradiction

  6. 6a :  not likely to take risks :  cautiousb :  trustworthy, reliable

safe

or

safely

adverb

safeness

noun

Examples of safe in a sentence

  1. I don't feel safe in this neighborhood.

  2. The kids were safe in the cabin.

  3. We need to make sure that the children are safe and sound.

  4. Is the money safe? Yes, it's in the bank.

  5. a world made safe from war

  6. Is it safe to walk here?

  7. He wished us a safe trip.

  8. I found a safe place to take shelter from the storm.

  9. They live in a perfectly safe neighborhood.

  10. We watched the fireworks from a safe distance.



Origin and Etymology of safe

Middle English sauf, from Anglo-French salf, sauf, from Latin salvus safe, healthy; akin to Latin solidus solid, Greek holos whole, safe, Sanskrit sarva entire


First Known Use: 14th century


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safe

noun

Simple Definition of safe

  • : a strong metal box with a lock that is used to store money or valuable things

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of safe

  1. 1 :  a place or receptacle to keep articles (as valuables) safe

  2. 2 :  condom 1

Examples of safe in a sentence

  1. <the hotel recommended that we keep all our valuables in its safe during our stay>



15th Century

First Known Use of safe

15th century

Rhymes with safe



SAFE Defined for Kids

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safe

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adjective \ˈsāf\

Definition of safe for Students

safer

safest

  1. 1 :  free or secure from harm or danger <I don't feel safe here.>

  2. 2 :  giving protection or security against harm or danger <a safe neighborhood>

  3. 3 :  harmless <safe drinking water>

  4. 4 :  unlikely to be wrong or cause disagreement <a safe answer>

  5. 5 :  not likely to take risks :  careful <a safe driver>

  6. 6 :  successful in reaching a base in baseball

safely

adverb



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safe

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noun

Definition of safe for Students

  1. :  a metal box with a lock that is used for keeping something (as money) safe




Medical Dictionary

safe

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adjective \ˈsāf\

Medical Definition of safe

safer

;

safest

  1. :  not causing harm or injury; especially :  having a low incidence of adverse reactions and significant side effects when adequate instructions for use are given and having a low potential for harm under conditions of widespread availability <a list of drugs generally regarded as safe> <safe use in pregnancy has not been established—Emergency Medicine>

safety

\ˈsāf-tē\play noun plural

safeties




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