[ UK /sˈe‍ɪf/ ]
[ US /ˈseɪf/ ]
  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
  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.
  • 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
  • A lot of people already have two alcohol-free days a week but still drink more than is safe. The Sun
  • Eight is a lot of unsafeness since my last test last July. Miss-k2 Diary Entry
  • He claimed that we'd all be a lot safer if researchers would keep details about vulnerabilities to themselves, and stop arming hackers with offensive tools.
  • The caller urges the often elderly victims to transfer their money to a'safe' account set up in their name. Times, Sunday Times
  • 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.
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