[ UK /sˈe‍ɪf/ ]
[ US /ˈseɪf/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. having reached a base without being put out
    the runner was called safe when the baseman dropped the ball
  2. free from danger or the risk of harm
    you will be safe here
    a safe place
    a safe bet
    a safe trip
  3. financially safe
    a good investment
    a secure investment
  4. (of an undertaking) secure from risk
NOUN
  1. contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
  2. a ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests
  3. strongbox where valuables can be safely kept
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How To Use safe In A Sentence

  • Shah went forth with her for a distance of three parasangs; after which he bade farewell to her and the Wazir and those with him, and returned to his home in gladness and safety. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • Their prayers were answered and the child was found safe and well.
  • The caller urges the often elderly victims to transfer their money to a'safe' account set up in their name. Times, Sunday Times
  • If there was any hope of holding on to even a shred of her dwindling self-respect, she should do exactly what she knew Margo would do—close the laptop, take her de-scrunchied, perfumed, and nearly thonged self down to the nearest club, pick up the first passably good-looking stranger who asked her to dance, and bring him back to the apartment for some safe but anonymous sex. Goodnight Tweetheart
  • That's when I noticed the little sticker on the window explaining the purpose of the ‘Child Safety Lock’.
  • The flight crew made a distress call and the aircraft landed safely on one engine around 14 minutes after take-off.
  • They are hired to crack a safe, photograph the contents of a locked briefcase inside, and return it to the owner without him knowing.
  • He warned others about the live electric cables as they climbed to safety.
  • Simply inserting the word "conservation" in the pesticide label and slightly watering down the percentage of the active ingredient, brodifacoum, does not make this rodenticide safe for wildlife, nor will it make it any less persistent. Maggie Sergio: The Proposal to Poison a Wildlife Refuge
  • John gives Mary the coin, she hides it in the red box for safe-keeping and departs.
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