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safe

 (sāf)
adj. saf·er, saf·est
1.
a. Free from danger or injury; undamaged or unhurt: He returned from the voyage safe and sound.
b. Not exposed to the threat of danger or harm: The children were safe at home all through the storm.
c. Usable in specified conditions without being damaged. Often used in combination: a microwave safe container.
2. Free from risk; not liable to be lost; sure: a safe bet.
3. Affording protection: a safe place.
4. Baseball Having reached a base without being put out, as a batter or base runner.
n.
1. A metal container usually having a lock, used for storing valuables.
2. A repository for protecting stored items, especially a cooled compartment for perishable foods: a cheese safe.

[Middle English sauf, from Old French, from Latin salvus, healthy; see sol- in Indo-European roots.]

safe′ly adv.
safe′ness n.

safe

(seɪf)
adj
1. affording security or protection from harm: a safe place.
2. (postpositive) free from danger: you'll be safe here.
3. secure from risk; certain; sound: a safe investment; a safe bet.
4. worthy of trust; prudent: a safe companion.
5. tending to avoid controversy or risk: a safe player.
6. unable to do harm; not dangerous: a criminal safe behind bars; water safe to drink.
7. informal Brit excellent
8. on the safe side as a precaution
adv
9. in a safe condition: the children are safe in bed now.
10. play safe to act in a way least likely to cause danger, controversy, or defeat
n
11. a strong container, usually of metal and provided with a secure lock, for storing money or valuables
12. a small ventilated cupboard-like container for storing food
13. US and Canadian a slang word for condom
[C13: from Old French salf, from Latin salvus; related to Latin salus safety]
ˈsafely adv
ˈsafeness n

safe

(seɪf)

adj. saf•er, saf•est,
n. adj.
1. offering security from harm or danger: a safe haven.
2. free from injury or risk: arrived safe and sound.
3. reasonably accurate: a safe estimate.
4. dependable; trustworthy: a safe guide.
5. careful to avoid danger or controversy: a safe player.
6. securely confined: a criminal safe in jail.
7. Baseball. reaching base without being put out.
n.
8. a steel or iron box or repository for valuable items.
9. Slang. condom.
[1250–1300; (adj.) Middle English sauf, saf < Anglo-French saf, Old French sauf < Latin salvus intact, whole; (n.) late Middle English save, orig. derivative of save1, assimilated to the adj.]
safe′ly, adv.

safe

, secure - Safe and secure, now nearly synonymous, used to be more different; secure was subjective—man's own sense of the absence of danger—while safe was objective, the fact of such absence of danger.
See also related terms for objective.

Safe

 of ducks: a sore of ducks; two ducks. See also sord.

safe

secure
1. 'safe'

Safe /seɪf/ as an adjective has two main meanings.

If someone is safe, they are not in danger or cannot be harmed.

We're safe now. They've gone.
Thank goodness the children are safe.

Be Careful!
When safe is used to describe people, it is never used in front of a noun. Don't say, for example, 'the safe children'.

You can say that you are safe from something or someone to mean that you cannot be harmed by them.

They want to keep their families safe from crime.
She realised with relief that she was safe from him now.

You can also say that something is safe to mean that it is not dangerous or risky.

Is the water safe to drink?
You should always keep your passport in a safe place.
2. 'secure'

Something that is secure is protected so that nobody can get into it, steal it, or commit a crime involving it.

The hotel has 24-hour secure parking.
A secure password should contain a mixture of numbers, symbols, and letters.

You can also use secure to talk about a feeling of confidence that something is likely to continue or succeed.

To enjoy life you have to be financially secure.
The new job offered him a more secure future.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.safe - strongbox where valuables can be safely keptsafe - strongbox where valuables can be safely kept
deedbox, strongbox - a strongly made box for holding money or valuables; can be locked
2.safe - a ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests
closet, cupboard - a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space
meat safe - a safe for storing meat
3.safe - contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercoursesafe - contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
Adj.1.safe - free from danger or the risk of harm; "a safe trip"; "you will be safe here"; "a safe place"; "a safe bet"
harmless - not causing or capable of causing harm; "harmless bacteria"; "rendered the bomb harmless"
uninjured - not injured physically or mentally
secure - free from danger or risk; "secure from harm"; "his fortune was secure"; "made a secure place for himself in his field"
invulnerable - immune to attack; impregnable; "gunners raked the beach from invulnerable positions on the cliffs"
dangerous, unsafe - involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm; "a dangerous criminal"; "a dangerous bridge"; "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"
2.safe - (of an undertaking) secure from risk
unadventurous - lacking in boldness
3.safe - having reached a base without being put out; "the runner was called safe when the baseman dropped the ball"
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
out - not allowed to continue to bat or run; "he was tagged out at second on a close play"; "he fanned out"
4.safe - financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure investment"
sound - financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy"

safe

adjective
2. all right, fine, intact, unscathed, unhurt, unharmed, undamaged, out of the woods, O.K. or okay (informal) Where is Sophie? Is she safe?
4. risk-free, sound, secure, certain, impregnable, riskless We are assured by our engineers that the building is safe.
5. boring, routine, dull, old, dead, flat, tiring, tedious, stale, tiresome, monotonous, humdrum, uninteresting, insipid, mind-numbing, unexciting, ho-hum (informal), repetitious, wearisome, unvaried Rock 'n' roll has become so commercialised and safe.
noun
be on the safe side be cautious, be careful, be prudent, be alert, be tentative, be circumspect, be judicious, be heedful Let's say two-thirty to be on the safe side.
Proverbs
"Better safe than sorry"

safe

adjective
1. Free from danger, injury, or the threat of harm:
2. Affording protection:
Translations
آمِنامينخَزِينَةصُنْدوق حَديدي، خَزْنَهفي أمان، سَليم، بدون أذى
bezpečnýsejftrezorv pořádkunepoškozený
pengeskabsikkerufarligi god beholdi sikkerhed
turvallinenturvassakassakaappitallessa
sefsigurantrezor
biztonságos
hættulaus/skaîlaus; ekki hættulegurómeiddurörugguröruggur, áreiîanlegurpeningaskápur
安全な金庫
금고안전한
drošsnekaitīgsneskartspasargājošspasargāts
nepoškodený
blagajnasefvarenzanesljivživ in zdrav
kassaskåpsäker
ตู้นิรภัยปลอดภัย
güvenlikasasağlamselâmettetehlikesiz
an toàncái két sắt

safe

[seɪf]
A. ADJ (safer (compar) (safest (superl)))
1. (= not in danger) [person] → a salvo, seguro; [object] → seguro
you'll be safe hereaquí no correrás peligroaquí estarás a salvo
your pearls will be quite safe in the banktus perlas estarán totalmente seguras en el banco
to feel safesentirse seguro
to be safe from [+ attack, predator, sarcasm] → estar a salvo de; [+ contamination] → estar libre de
to keep sth safeguardar algo (en lugar seguro)
I'll keep it safe for youyo te lo guardo
where can I put this to keep it safe?¿dónde puedo poner esto para que esté seguro?
the secret is safe with meguardaré el secreto
the documents are safe with himcuidará bien de los documentos, con él los documentos están en buenas manos
safe and soundsano y salvo
as safe as housescompletamente seguro
better safe than sorrymás vale prevenir que curar
2. (= not dangerous) [ladder, load, vehicle, option] → seguro; [method, handling] → seguro, fiable; [structure, bridge] → sólido; [investment] → seguro, sin riesgo; [level] → que no entraña riesgo
the safe disposal of hazardous wastesla eliminación sin riesgos de residuos peligrosos
is nuclear power safe?¿es segura la energía nuclear?
these stairs are not very safeesta escalera no es muy segura
don't walk on the ice, it isn't safeno andes por el hielo, es peligroso
keep your alcohol consumption within safe limitsmantén tu consumo de alcohol dentro de los límites de seguridad
it's not safe to go out after darkes peligroso salir de noche
it's safe to eatse puede comer sin peligro
it's safe to say thatse puede decir sin miedo a equivocarse que ...
it's safe to assume thatcabe suponer con bastante seguridad que ...
it might be safer to waitpuede que sea mejor esperar
it is a safe assumption that she was very disappointeda buen seguro que estaba muy decepcionada
it's a safe bet!¡es cosa segura!
to keep a safe distance from sthmantenerse a una distancia prudencial de algo; (when driving) → mantener la distancia de seguridad con algo
to follow sb at a safe distanceseguir a algn manteniendo cierta distancia
to be a safe driverconducir con prudencia or con cuidado
a team of experts made the building safeun equipo de expertos se ocupó de que el edificio no constituyese un peligro
a safe marginun margen de seguridad
just to be on the safe sidepara mayor seguridad, por si acaso
the safest thing is tolo más seguro es + infin
he's safe with children [man] → es de fiar con los niños; [dog] → no es un peligro para los niños
3. (= secure) [environment, neighbourhood, harbour] → seguro
to be in safe handsestar a salvo, estar en buenas manos
to keep sth in a safe placeguardar algo en un lugar seguro
a safe pair of hands (Brit) → una persona competente
4. (= trouble-free) [arrival, delivery] → sin problemas; [landing] → sin riesgo, sin peligro
safe journey!¡buen viaje!
have a safe journey home!¡que llegues bien (a casa)!
safe passagepaso m franco, libre tránsito m
the safe return of the hostagesla vuelta de los rehenes sanos y salvos
B. N (for valuables) → caja f fuerte; (for meat) → fresquera f
C. ADV
to play (it) safeir a lo seguro, no arriesgarse
D. CPD safe deposit N (= vault) → cámara f acorazada; (= box) (also safe deposit box) → caja f fuerte, caja f de seguridad
safe haven Nrefugio m seguro
safe house Npiso m franco
the safe period N (Med) → el periodo de infertilidad
safe seat N (esp Brit) (Pol) it was a safe Conservative seatera un escaño prácticamente seguro para los conservadores, el escaño estaba prácticamente asegurado para los conservadores
safe sex Nsexo m seguro or sin riesgo

safe

[ˈseɪf]
adj
(= out of danger) → hors de danger, en sécurité
You're safe now → Vous êtes hors de danger maintenant.
to feel safe → se sentir en sécurité
safe from sth → à l'abri de qch
safe and sound → sain(e) et sauf(sauve)
(= not dangerous) [thing, situation] → sans danger
Don't worry, it's perfectly safe → Ne vous inquiétez pas, c'est absolument sans danger.
Is it safe?
BUT Ça n'est pas dangereux?.
This car isn't safe
BUT Cette voiture n'est pas sûre.
safe journey! → bon voyage!
(= secure, without risk) → sûr(e)
Keep your passport in a safe place → Gardez votre passeport dans un endroit sûr.
to be in safe hands → être en de bonnes mains, être en bonnes mains
to play safe → ne prendre aucun risque
just to be on the safe side → pour plus de sûreté, par précaution
better safe than sorry, it's better to be safe than sorry → deux précautions valent mieux qu'une
as safe as houses [building, car] → très solide; [investment, bet] → tout à fait sûr(e)
(= sure) it's a safe assumption that ... → on peut supposer sans grand risque d'erreur que ...
it is safe to say that ... → on peut dire sans crainte que ...
a safe bet
It's a safe bet that he'll be late → Il y a toutes les chances pour qu'il soit en retard.
ncoffre-fort m
She put the money in the safe → Elle a mis l'argent dans le coffre-fort.safe area n [country] → zone f de sécuritésafe-breaker [ˈseɪfbreɪkər] safe-cracker nperceur m de coffre-fortsafe conduct safe-conduct [ˌseɪfˈkɒndʌkt] nsauf-conduit msafe-cracker [ˈseɪfkrækər] n = safe-breakersafe deposit box ncoffre-fort m (à la banque)

safe

:
safe area
n (Pol) → Sicherheitszone f, → Schutzzone f
safe-blower, safe-breaker
nSchränker(in) m(f) (sl), → Safeknacker(in) m(f) (inf)
safe-conduct
nfreies or sicheres Geleit; (= document)Geleitbrief m
safe-cracker
n (inf)Schränker(in) m(f) (sl), → Safeknacker(in) m(f) (inf)
safe-deposit
nTresorraum m
safe-deposit box
nBanksafe m or nt
safeguard
nSchutz m; as a safe againstzum Schutz gegen; double-check these figures as a safeüberprüfen Sie diese Zahlen zur Sicherheit noch einmal
vtschützen (→ against vor +dat); interestswahrnehmen
vi to safe against somethingsich gegen etw absichern
safe haven
n (fig)sicherer Zufluchtsort or Hafen
safe house
nZufluchtsort m; (police term for house used by terrorists) → konspirative Wohnung
safe keeping
nsichere Verwahrung; to give somebody something for safejdm etw zur (sicheren) Aufbewahrung geben
safelight
n (Phot) → Dunkelkammerlicht nt

safe

:
safe passage
safe seat
n (Pol) → ein sicherer Sitz
safe sex
nSafer Sex m

safe

1
n (for valuables) → Safe m or nt, → Panzerschrank m, → Tresor m

safe

2
adj (+er)
(= not in danger)sicher; (= out of danger)in Sicherheit; (= not injured)unverletzt; to be safe from somebody/somethingvor jdm/etw sicher sein; no girl is safe with himbei ihm ist kein Mädchen sicher; to keep something safeetw sicher aufbewahren; all the passengers/climbers are safealle Passagiere/Bergsteiger sind in Sicherheit or (not injured) → sind unverletzt; you’re not safe without a seat beltes ist gefährlich or nicht sicher, ohne Gurt zu fahren; safe journey!gute Fahrt/Reise!; safe journey home!komm gut nach Hause!; we’ve found him — is he safe?wir haben ihn gefunden! — ist ihm etwas passiert?; thank God you’re safeGott sei Dank ist dir nichts passiert; he was safe at home all the timeer saß die ganze Zeit wohlbehalten zu Hause; safe and soundgesund und wohlbehalten; the patient is safe nowder Patient ist jetzt außer Gefahr; my life’s not safe hereich bin hier meines Lebens nicht sicher; your reputation is safeIhr Ruf ist nicht in Gefahr; the secret is safe with mebei mir ist das Geheimnis gut aufgehoben; the thieves are now safe in prisondie Diebe sind jetzt in sicherem Gewahrsam
(= not likely to cause harm, not dangerous, not presenting risks)ungefährlich; (= stable, secure) building, roof etcsicher; not safegefährlich; this car is not safe to drivedas Auto ist nicht verkehrssicher; she is not safe on the roadssie ist eine Gefahr im Straßenverkehr; is this beach safe for bathing?kann man an diesem Strand gefahrlos or ohne Gefahr baden?; it is safe to leave it open/tell himman kann es unbesorgt or ohne Weiteres auflassen/es ihm unbesorgt or ohne Weiteres erzählen; is it safe to touch that/drive so fast/light a fire?ist es auch nicht gefährlich, das anzufassen/so schnell zu fahren/ein Feuer anzumachen?; it is safe to eat/drinkdas kann man gefahrlos essen/trinken; the dog is safe with childrender Hund tut Kindern nichts; it’s now safe to turn off your computerSie können den Computer jetzt ausschalten
(= secure) place, hiding placesicher; in a safe placean einem sicheren Ort
(= reliable) job, contraceptive, driversicher; mountain guide, method, playerzuverlässig, verlässlich; safe periodsichere or ungefährliche Zeit; to be or have a safe pair of handssicher und verlässlich sein; in safe handsin sicheren Händen
(= not likely to be/go wrong) investment, theory, choice, optionsicher; policyvorsichtig, risikolos; estimaterealistisch; safe marginSpielraum m; (Fin also) → Reserve f; it is safe to assume or a safe assumption that …man kann mit ziemlicher Sicherheit annehmen, dass …; it’s a safe guesses ist so gut wie sicher; they appointed a safe man as headmastersie bestimmten einen gemäßigten Mann als Rektor; he plays a safe game (of tennis)er spielt (Tennis) auf Sicherheit; I think it’s safe to say …ich glaube, man kann wohl or ruhig sagen; is it safe to generalize?kann man das ohne Weiteres verallgemeinern?; is it safe to draw that conclusion?kann man diesen Schluss so ohne Weiteres ziehen?; to be safe in the knowledge that …sich sicher fühlen, dass …; do you feel safe just taking on three extra staff?haben Sie keine Bedenken, wenn Sie nur drei extra Leute einstellen?; just to be safe or on the safe sideum ganz sicher zu sein, um sicherzugehen; the safest thing (to do) would be to wait here for herdas Sicherste wäre, hier auf sie zu warten; it is a safe bet that …man kann darauf wetten, dass …; to follow somebody at a safe distancejdm in sicherem Abstand folgen; better safe than sorryVorsicht ist besser als Nachsicht (Prov)
(= certain) he is safe to win/get the jober wird sicher gewinnen/die Stelle sicher bekommen

safe

[seɪf] adj (-r (comp) (-st (superl)))
a. (not in danger, person) → salvo/a; (money, jewels, secret) → al sicuro; (out of danger, person) → fuori pericolo
safe and sound → sano/a e salvo/a
as safe as houses → sicurissimo/a
he didn't feel very safe up there → non si sentiva molto (al) sicuro lassù
to be safe from → essere al sicuro da
you'll be safe here → qui sarai al sicuro
no woman is safe with you (hum) → non ti si può lasciare una donna vicino
b. (not dangerous, toy, beach, animal) → non pericoloso/a; (ladder) → sicuro/a; (secure, hiding place, investment) → sicuro/a; (prudent, choice) → prudente
that dog isn't safe with children → non si dovrebbe lasciare quel cane coi bambini
(have a) safe journey! → buon viaggio!
in safe hands → in buone mani
just to be on the safe side → per andare sul sicuro, per precauzione, per non correre rischi
better safe than sorry! → meglio essere prudenti!
it's a safe bet → è praticamente certo
it is safe to say that ... → si può affermare con sicurezza che...
to play safe → giocare sul sicuro

safe1

(seif) adjective
1. (negative unsafe) protected, or free (from danger etc). The children are safe from danger in the garden.
2. providing good protection. You should keep your money in a safe place.
3. unharmed. The missing child has been found safe and well.
4. not likely to cause harm. These pills are safe for children.
5. (of a person) reliable. a safe driver; He's a very fast driver but he's safe enough.
ˈsafeness noun
ˈsafely adverb
without harm or risk. He got home safely.
ˈsafety noun
the state of being safe. I worry about the children's safety on these busy roads; a place of safety; (also adjective) safety goggles; safety helmet.
ˈsafeguard noun
anything that gives security or protection. a safeguard against burglary.
verb
to protect. Put a good lock on your door to safeguard your property.
ˈsafety-belt noun
a fixed belt in a car or aircraft used to keep a passenger from being thrown out of the seat in an accident, crash etc.
safety lamp
a type of lamp used in mines that does not set fire to any inflammable gases there.
ˈsafety measures noun plural
They took safety measures to prevent another accident
ˈsafety-pin noun
a pin that has a cover over its point when it is closed.
safety valve
a valve eg on a pressure cooker that opens if the pressure of the steam in it becomes too great.
be on the safe side
to avoid risk or danger. I'll lock the door just to be on the safe side.
safe and sound
unharmed. He returned safe and sound.

safe2

(seif) noun
a heavy metal chest or box in which money etc can be locked away safely. There is a small safe hidden behind that picture on the wall.

safe

آمِن, خَزِينَة bezpečný, sejf pengeskab, sikker Safe, sicher ασφαλής, χρηματοκιβώτιο caja fuerte, seguro kassakaappi, turvallinen coffre-fort, hors de danger sef, siguran cassaforte, sicuro 安全な, 金庫 금고, 안전한 kluis, veilig safe, trygg bezpieczny, sejf cofre, seguro безопасный, сейф kassaskåp, säker ตู้นิรภัย, ปลอดภัย güvenli, kasa an toàn, cái két sắt 保险柜, 安全的

safe

a. seguro-a, sin peligro; sin riesgo;
adv. seguramente; sin peligro;
___ periodperíodo de menos probalidad de concepción.

safe

adj seguro, sin riesgo
References in classic literature ?
I didn't mean to be rude, but it's so comfortable to say all I think to you, and feel so safe and happy here.
When she had reached a safe distance and was about to turn a corner into a second hallway she stopped and bracing herself with her hands waited, thinking to shake off a trembling fit of weakness that had come upon her.
Well, it isn't locked up in a safe deposit box, of that I'm sure," laughed the professor.
The basement kitchen seemed heavenly safe and warm in those days-- like a tight little boat in a winter sea.
Arobin asked permission to enter for a second to light his cigarette--his match safe was empty.
Tis a safe thing to calculate on the knavery of an Iroquois," said the scout, throwing his rifle forward, by a sort of instinctive movement.
Shortly after, we left this place, not thinking it safe to stay there longer, and proceeded to Cumberland river, reconnoitring that part of the country until March, 1771, and giving names to the different waters.
I used to feel that if any of the other things looked too fierce I could always hop into that chair and be safe.
As none such is on record, it is safe to assume that none existed Tradition,--which sometimes brings down truth that history has let slip, but is oftener the wild babble of the time, such as was formerly spoken at the fireside and now congeals in newspapers,--tradition is responsible for all contrary averments.
Of course I could not tell him, but I knew very well that the bridge was not safe.
and load up the cabin with rats and snakes and so on, for company for Jim; and then you kept Tom here so long with the butter in his hat that you come near spiling the whole business, because the men come before we was out of the cabin, and we had to rush, and they heard us and let drive at us, and I got my share, and we dodged out of the path and let them go by, and when the dogs come they warn't interested in us, but went for the most noise, and we got our canoe, and made for the raft, and was all safe, and Jim was a free man, and we done it all by ourselves, and WASN'T it bully, Aunty
You ain't gwine to steal a pin--'ca'se it ain't safe no mo'; en you ain't gwine into no bad comp'ny--not even once, you understand; en you ain't gwine to drink a drop--nary a single drop; en you ain't gwine to gamble one single gamble--not one