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Definitions of safe

  1. contraceptive device consisting of a thin rubber or latex sheath worn over the penis during intercourse Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure investment" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. strongbox where valuables can be kept safe Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. of an undertaking Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. free from risk or danger; "a safe trip"; "you will be safe here"; "a safe place"; "a safe bet" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. in safekeeping; "your secret is safe with me" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (baseball) having reached a base without being put out; "the runner was called safe when the baseman dropped the ball" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. free from danger or the risk of harm; "a safe trip"; "you will be safe here"; "a safe place"; "a safe bet" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. having reached a base without being put out; "the runner was called safe when the baseman dropped the ball" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. Free from harm, injury, or risk; untouched or unthreatened by danger or injury; unharmed; unhurt; secure; whole; as, safe from disease; safe from storms; safe from foes. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Conferring safety; securing from harm; not exposing to danger; confining securely; to be relied upon; not dangerous; as, a safe harbor; a safe bridge, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Incapable of doing harm; no longer dangerous; in secure care or custody; as, the prisoner is safe. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A place for keeping things in safety. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A strong and fireproof receptacle (as a movable chest of steel, etc., or a closet or vault of brickwork) for containing money, valuable papers, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A ventilated or refrigerated chest or closet for securing provisions from noxious animals or insects. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To render safe; to make right. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Safely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Free from danger, risk, injury, or damage; secure; in secure keeping; as, the captive is safe; sound; unhurt; sure. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. A fireproof or burglar-proof iron or steel chest for valuables; cupboard; a holder for matches. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. Safeness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Unharmed: free from danger or injury: secure: securing from danger or injury: no longer dangerous. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. A chest or closet for money, etc., safe against fire, thieves, etc., generally of iron: a chest or cupboard for meats. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Free from danger; secure; no longer dangerous. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. Free from danger; unharmed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Not hazardous; prudent, secure. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A strong iron and steel receptacle for protecting valuables; any place of safe storage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. Free from danger of any kind; free from hurt, injury, or damage; secure or securing from harm; no longer dangerous. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. A place of safety; a chest secure against thieves or fire; a cupboard for provisions. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. Free from danger or risk; secure; no longer dangerous; placed beyond the power of doing harm; certain. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. A box or press, generally detached, and hung on a wall, usually covered with wire-cloth or perforated zinc, in which meats may be kept cool; a fireproof chest or closet for containing money, valuable documents, and the like. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. s[=a]f, adj. unharmed: free from danger or injury: secure: securing from danger or injury: no longer dangerous: clear: trusty: sound: certain.--n. a chest or closet for money, &c., safe against fire, thieves, &c., generally of iron: a chest or cupboard for meats: (coll.) a safety-bicycle.--v.t. to safeguard.--v.t. SAFE'-CONDUCT' (Spens.).--ns. SAFE'-CON'DUCT, a writing, passport, or guard granted to a person to enable him to travel with safety; SAFE'-DEPOS'IT, a safe storage for valuables; SAFE'GUARD, he who, or that which, guards or renders safe: protection: a guard, passport, or warrant to protect a traveller: a rail-guard at railway switches: (zool.) a monitor lizard.--v.t. to protect.--n. SAFE'-KEEP'ING, preservation from injury or from escape.--adv. SAFE'LY, in a safe manner.--ns. SAFE'NESS; SAFE'-PLEDGE, a surety for one's appearance at a day assigned; SAFE'TY, freedom from danger or loss: close custody: a safeguard: SAFE'TY-ARCH (archit.), an arch built in the body of a wall to relieve the pressure, as over a door or window; SAFE'TY-BELT, a belt made of some buoyant material, or capable of being inflated, for helping a person to float; SAFE'TY-B[=I]'CYCLE, a low-wheeled bicycle; SAFE'TY-BUOY, a buoy for helping a person to float: a life-preserver; SAFE'TY-CAGE (mining), a cage by which a fall would be prevented in case of the breakage of the rope by means of safety-catches; SAFE'TY-CHAIN, a check-chain of a car-truck: a safety-link; SAFE'TY-FUSE, a waterproof woven tube enclosing an inflammable substance which burns at a regular rate; SAFE'TY-HOIST, a hoisting-gear so arranged as to prevent its load being thrown precipitately down in case of accident; SAFE'TY-LAMP, a lamp surrounded by wire-gauze, used for safety in mines on account of the inflammable gases; SAFE'TY-LOCK, a lock that cannot be picked by ordinary means: in firearms, a lock with some device for preventing accidental discharge; SAFE'TY-MATCH, a match which can be ignited only on a surface specially prepared for the purpose; SAFE'TY-P[=A]'PER, a paper so prepared as to resist alteration by chemical or mechanical means; SAFE'TY-PIN, a pin in the form of a clasp with a guard covering its point; SAFE'TY-PLUG, a plug of soft metal in an opening in a steam-boiler, so as to melt when the temperature rises to its fusing-point, and allow of an escape of steam; SAFE'TY-REIN, a rein for preventing a horse from running away; SAFE'TY-STOP, a contrivance for preventing accidents in machinery; SAFE'TY-TUBE, a tube used in chemical operations to prevent the bursting of vessels by gas, and for other purposes; SAFE'TY-VALVE, a valve in the top of a steam-boiler, which lets out the steam when the pressure is too great for safety. [O. Fr. sauf--L. salvus; prob. allied to solus.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  33. (Also meat-s.) ventilated cupboard for provisions; fire-proof& burglar-proof receptacle for valuables. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  34. (Pred., after come, arrive, bring, keep, &c.) uninjured (parcel came s.; saw them s. home; often s. & sound); secure, out of or not exposed to danger (from), (now we are, can feel, s.; is s. from his enemies). Affording security or not involving danger (put it in a s. place; is it s. to leave him?; s. custody, convoy, &c.; err, error, on the s. side, with margin of security against risks; dog is not s. to touch; it is s. to say, may be said without risk of exaggeration or falsehood), debarred from escaping or doing harm (have got him s.); cautious& unenterprising, consistently moderate, that can be reckoned on, unfailing, certain to do or be, sure to become, (a s. critic, statesman; s. methods; a s. CATCH, winner; is a s. first, sure to take a first class; is s. to win. be there); hence safeness n. S.-conduct, (document conveying) privilege granted by sovereign, commander, &c., of being protected from arrest or harm on particular occasion or in district; s.-guard, = s.-conduct, (also& usu.) proviso or stipulation or quality or circumstance that tends to prevent some evil or protect, (v.t.) guard, protect, (esp. rights &c.) by precaution or stipulation; s.-keeping, custody. Hence safely adv. [Middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. n. A place for safety; specifically a fireproof chest or closet for containing money, valuable papers, or the like;- a rectangular case of wood or metal, with wire-gauze panels, admitting air and excluding flies, &c., to keep meat, butter, &c., fresh and cool. Cabinet Dictionary

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