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.

Definitions of safe
  1. adjective
    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
    see moresee less
    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
    show more antonyms...
  2. adjective
    (of an undertaking) secure from risk
    Synonyms:
    unadventurous
    lacking in boldness
  3. adjective
    financially sound
    synonyms: dependable, good, secure
    sound
    financially secure and safe
  4. noun
    strongbox where valuables can be safely kept
    see moresee less
    type of:
    deedbox, strongbox
    a strongly made box for holding money or valuables; can be locked
  5. adjective
    having reached a base without being put out
    “the runner was called safe when the baseman dropped the ball”
    see moresee less
    Antonyms:
    out
    not allowed to continue to bat or run
    down
    being put out by a strikeout
    show more antonyms...
  6. noun
    a ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests
    see moresee less
    types:
    meat safe
    a safe for storing meat
    type of:
    closet, cupboard
    a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space
  7. noun
    contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
Word Family