safely
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈseɪfli/
Adverb

safely (comparative safelier, superlative safeliest)

  1. In a safe manner; without risk; using caution above all else.
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page vii:
      With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one only a small fraction of the data desirable for sound conclusions. Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get{{...}
  2. In a secure manner; without the possibility of injury or harm resulting.
    • 1945 August 17, George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], chapter 1, in Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, London: Secker & Warburg, OCLC 3655473 ↗:
      It had been agreed that they should all meet in the big barn as soon as Mr. Jones was safely out of the way.
Translations Translations
  • French: en toute sécurité
  • Russian: безопа́сно



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