safe
Pronunciation Adjective

safe (comparative safer, superlative safest)

  1. Not in danger; out of harm's reach.
    You’ll be safe here.
  2. Free from risk.
    Synonyms: riskless, harmless
    Antonyms: harmful, dangerous
    It’s safe to eat this.
  3. Providing protection from danger; providing shelter.
    We have to find a safe spot, where we can hide out until this is over.
  4. (baseball) When a batter successfully reaches first base, or when a baserunner successfully advances to the next base or returns to the base he last occupied; not out.
    The pitcher attempted to pick off the runner at first, but he was safe.
  5. Properly secured.
    Synonyms: secure
    hypo en
    The documents are safe.
  6. (used after a noun, often, forming a compound) Not susceptible to a specified source of harm.
    dishwasher-safe
  7. (UK, slang) Great, cool, awesome, respectable; a term of approbation, often as interjection.
    Synonyms: wicked, cool, Thesaurus:awesome
  8. (slang) Lenient, usually describing a teacher that is easy-going.
    Synonyms: easy-going, merciful, tolerant, lenient
    Antonyms: strict, harsh, intolerant
  9. Reliable; trusty.
    Synonyms: trustworthy
  10. Cautious.
  11. (programming) Of a programming language, type-safe or more generally offering well-defined behavior despite programming errors.
Antonyms Translations Translations
  • French: sans danger, sûr
  • German: sicher
  • Portuguese: seguro
  • Russian: безопа́сный
Translations Translations Translations Translations Noun

safe (plural safes)

  1. A box, usually made of metal, in which valuables can be locked for safekeeping.
  2. (slang) A condom.
    • 1999, Rita Ciresi, Pink Slip, Delta (1999), ISBN 0385323638, page 328 ↗:
      She'd better have an arsenal of Trojans in her purse just in case he wasn't carrying a safe in his back pocket.
  3. (dated) A ventilated or refrigerated chest or closet for securing provisions from noxious animals or insects.
  4. (dated, colloquial) A safety bicycle.
Synonyms Translations Verb

safe (safes, present participle safing; past and past participle safed)

  1. (transitive) To make something safe.
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