: secure from threat of danger, harm, or loss
: successful at getting to a base in baseball without being put out
: not threatening danger : harmless
: unlikely to produce controversy or contradiction
: not likely to take risks : cautious
: a place or receptacle to keep articles (such as valuables) safe
Adjective I don't feel safe in this neighborhood. The kids were safe in the cabin. We need to make sure that the children are safe and sound. “Is the money safe?” “Yes, it's in the bank.” a world made safe from war Is it safe to walk here? He wished us a safe trip. I found a safe place to take shelter from the storm. They live in a perfectly safe neighborhood. We watched the fireworks from a safe distance. Noun the hotel recommended that we keep all our valuables in its safe during our stay See More
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AdjectiveKeeping Postal Service workers safe The USPS trains its mail carriers not to startle dogs, to avoid petting or feeding them and to place something between themselves and the animal – like their mail satchel – if a dog does attack, the postal said in a news release. —Ashley R. Williams, CNN, 4 June 2023 It’s also designed with a zip closure and opaque material to keep all of your belongings safe. —Lauren Fischer, Travel + Leisure, 4 June 2023 More than half of city revenue comes from sales, hotel and business taxes, supporting police, fire and landscaping that contributes to Beverly Hills’ safe and small-town atmosphere. —John Gittelsohn, Fortune, 2 June 2023 Is Turmeric Safe? Generally, turmeric is safe if consumed orally or applied topically to the skin. —Cynthia Sass, Mph, Rd, Health, 2 June 2023 But increasingly, research is showing that top surgery is safe. —H Conley, STAT, 2 June 2023 Tetro says dish towels can be tossed in the laundry and washed in hot water, which will keep them safe. —Brittany Anas, House Beautiful, 1 June 2023 Just 26% of Detroiters said their community is safe compared with 71% of suburbanites. —Detroit Free Press, 1 June 2023 Regardless of the speed, Kiser recommends maintaining a safe distance when using a leaf blower. —Megan Boettcher, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 June 2023
NounHis lawyers said Teixeira’s guns were stored so safely that federal agents needed a drill to get into the safe. —Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, 27 Apr. 2023 Colleges and universities will be required to provide a secure location for storage of a pistol or revolver in at least one on-campus residence hall or to make safes available in residence rooms, which could come with a fee. —CBS News, 1 Mar. 2023 Gun control advocates are hoping that the adoption of the boxes in cars will come to be seen as a solution that both sides of the gun debate can accept, much as both sides encourage the use of gun safes and trigger locks in the home. —Richard Fausset, BostonGlobe.com, 26 Mar. 2023 By the time the fire was extinguished, the only surviving item was a large safe, which is still a prominent fixture in the company’s office. —Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 29 Apr. 2023 The explanation is in a safe. —Marisa Sullivan, Peoplemag, 25 Apr. 2023 The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends gun owners keep their firearms locked up and unloaded, with ammo locked in a separate safe. —Chris Boyette, CNN, 13 Mar. 2023 He is then seen hiding the gun in a safe. —Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Jan. 2022 Each rental has a personal host, a personal safe to lock up items, a private shaded area, tables, seating and bottled water. —Gabi De La Rosa, Chron, 10 Apr. 2023 See More
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