safe house

noun

Definition of safe house

: a place where one may engage in secret activities or take refuge

Examples of safe house in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The movie Harriet, which opened Friday, breathlessly portrays Tubman, a bold conductor of the Underground Railroad—a network of safe houses and routes from the southern United States to Canada—that helped U.S. slaves escape to freedom. National Geographic, "What comes to those who persist?," 4 Nov. 2019 Hasselbaink is rushed off the stage by security, assumes a new identity and moves to an unknown safe house somewhere in Florida. SI.com, "90min's Premier League Hall of Fame: Class of 2012," 23 Oct. 2019 The Ohio Wine Producers Association has partnered with the Exchange Club of Fremont to collect items for the Goodnight Bag Project, which supports at-risk children who are being removed from homes and placed in safe houses. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Wine calendar: 750ml Wines’ annual holiday wine show, Flight wine bar tasting, more," 8 Oct. 2019 Kenani said one of the two individuals told them about several safe houses used by ISIS. NBC News, "Iraqi general says his troops gave U.S. info that led to death of ISIS leader al Baghdadi," 8 Nov. 2019 The Ohio Wine Producers Association has partnered with the Exchange Club of Fremont to collect items for the Goodnight Bag Project, which supports at-risk children who are being removed from homes and placed in safe houses. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Wine calendar: 750ml Wines’ annual holiday wine show, Flight wine bar tasting, more," 8 Oct. 2019 Explosives and bomb-making components that were confiscated by the police during a raid on a safe house of suspected militants are displayed in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Indonesian police arrest 9 accused of planning attack," 23 Sep. 2019 The Ohio Wine Producers Association has partnered with the Exchange Club of Fremont to collect items for the Goodnight Bag Project, which supports at-risk children who are being removed from homes and placed in safe houses. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Wine calendar: Autumn Wine Affair, Taste in Little Italy, Shaker Wines’ Amarone, more," 17 Sep. 2019 The couple later came to believe that their captors, who would spend the next few days shuttling them between safe houses, were local criminals in the process of arranging their sale to the Haqqani network. Missy Ryan, Washington Post, "‘No one just goes hiking in Afghanistan’: American woman gave birth as a Taliban hostage. Now she seeks to end her mystery.," 23 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of safe house

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of safe house was in 1928

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30 Nov 2019

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“Safe house.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/safe%20house. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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safe house

noun

English Language Learners Definition of safe house

: a place where a person hides from the police, stays to be protected by the police, or is involved in secret activities

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