safe and sound


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Adj.1.safe and sound - free from danger or injurysafe and sound - free from danger or injury; "the children were found safe and sound"
safe - free from danger or the risk of harm; "a safe trip"; "you will be safe here"; "a safe place"; "a safe bet"
Translations
سَليم ومُعافى، غَيْر مُتَضَرِّر
živ a zdráv
i god behold
kunnossaturvassa
heill á húfiheilu og höldnu
sveikas ir gyvas
sã e salvasão e salvo
živý a zdravý

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.
References in classic literature ?
But I must meander back to town, and let the boys know you're in possession, safe and sound.
and as for that sheet they made the rag ladder out of, ther' ain't no telling how many times they DIDN'T steal that; and flour, and candles, and candlesticks, and spoons, and the old warming-pan, and most a thousand things that I disremember now, and my new calico dress; and me and Silas and my Sid and Tom on the constant watch day AND night, as I was a-telling you, and not a one of us could catch hide nor hair nor sight nor sound of them; and here at the last minute, lo and behold you, they slides right in under our noses and fools us, and not only fools US but the Injun Terri- tory robbers too, and actuly gets AWAY with that nigger safe and sound, and that with sixteen men and twenty- two dogs right on their very heels at that very time
It ended in the purchase of the horse by Bryce for a hundred and twenty, to be paid on the delivery of Wildfire, safe and sound, at the Batherley stables.
And I ran to the door in time to see Jim Hawkins, safe and sound, come climbing over the stockade.