safe

If you're safe, you're out of harm's way, or protected from being hurt. These days most parents strap their small children into car seats to keep them safe.

When you protect a person or an object from danger, you keep them safe. Eggs are sold in special cartons so they're safe from cracking, and drivers wear seat belts to keep them safe from being injured in accidents. Cash is kept safe in the bank. In baseball, a player is safe when they touch a base. You can also use safe as a noun, for a special box that keeps money and other valuable items safe.

Primary Meanings of safe

1.
adjn
free from danger or the risk of harm
strongbox where valuables can be safely kept
2.
adj
having reached a base without being put out
3.
n
a ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests
4.
n
contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
Full Definitions of safe
1

adj free from danger or the risk of harm

“a safe trip”
“you will be safe here”
“a safe place”
“a safe bet”
Synonyms:
harmless
not causing or capable of causing harm
uninjured
not injured physically or mentally
fail-safe
eliminating danger by compensating automatically for a failure or malfunction
off the hook
freed from danger or blame or obligation
risk-free, riskless, unhazardous
thought to be devoid of risk
safe and sound, unhurt
free from danger or injury
secure
free from danger or risk
invulnerable
immune to attack; impregnable
Antonyms:
dangerous, unsafe
involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
breakneck
moving at very high speed
chanceful, chancy, dicey, dodgy
of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk
desperate
(of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair
hazardous, risky, wild
involving risk or danger
insidious
intended to entrap
mordacious
biting or given to biting
on the hook
caught in a difficult or dangerous situation
parlous, perilous, precarious, touch-and-go
fraught with danger
self-destructive, suicidal
dangerous to yourself or your interests
treacherous, unreliable
dangerously unstable and unpredictable
insecure, unsafe
lacking in security or safety
vulnerable
susceptible to attack
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adj (of an undertaking) secure from risk

Synonyms:
unadventurous
lacking in boldness

adj financially sound

Synonyms:
dependable, good, secure
sound
financially secure and safe

n strongbox where valuables can be safely kept

Type of:
deedbox, strongbox
a strongly made box for holding money or valuables; can be locked
2

adj having reached a base without being put out

“the runner was called safe when the baseman dropped the ball”
Antonyms:
out
not allowed to continue to bat or run
down
being put out by a strikeout
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3

n a ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests

Types:
meat safe
a safe for storing meat
Type of:
closet, cupboard
a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space
4

n contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse

Type of:
birth control device, contraceptive, contraceptive device, preventative, preventive, prophylactic device
an agent or device intended to prevent conception

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