Adjective "safe" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/seɪf/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Protected from or not exposed to danger or risk; not likely to be harmed or lost.
  1. 'she felt safe with him'
  2. 'The classes provide a great opportunity to learn the most effective ways to protect you and to stay safe from potential attackers.'
  3. 'Within the hardened shell of the isolated self, one is safe from the pain of love.'
  4. 'Barrett installed his family on Moturoa Island, safe from any danger.'
  5. 'Manage the balance between the need to offer risk and the need to keep children safe from harm.'
  6. 'While most of us are now safe from fire, so many others are now in harm's way.'
  7. 'Perhaps it was a subtle way of keeping travelling women safe from that eternal danger, The Attentions of Foreign Men.'
  8. 'All of these things should be reasonably safe from risk of pregnancy, but still enjoyable.'
  9. 'People still want to feed themselves and their family and be safe from harm.'
  10. 'The world had changed; resolve was dented because now for the first time, the Americans knew that they were not safe from those who wished them harm.'
  11. 'At least the video game conferences will be safe from French cameramen.'
  12. 'At least here, they are safe from the dangers of everyday life in the worst of areas.'
  13. 'a safe investment that produced regular income'
  14. 'In addition, she said there was a need to dispel some of the myths around cocaine such as the notion that it is relatively safe and relatively clean.'
  15. 'The passes are usually safe and short, leading to completions and increased confidence.'
  16. 'Mr Thos Lavery of the Garda Water Unit pointed out the importance of safe boating and water activities and how risks can be reduced.'
  17. 'Because of this we decide that the water was safe enough to clean up in and drink.'
  18. 'His partner then knows if it is safe to lead trumps or not.'
  19. 'Systems led by nurses are safe and effective in out of hours settings.'
  20. 'We talked about the rumble only when a safe distance away from family members, especially younger siblings.'
  21. 'So the point is, there is no such thing as a safe lead in this game.'
  22. 'We live with a legacy of polluted air, land, and water that need restoring to their clean, safe state.'
  23. 'This might dismay investors, as it might lead to losses even from what seemed to be safe investments.'
  24. 'The original plan was to evacuate all the residents of New Orleans to safe places outside the city.'
  25. 'As if people had to constantly reassure themselves that the world was still stable, secure and a safe place to live in.'
  26. 'It didn't strike me as more American or more pressing than securing my friend a safe place to pray.'
  27. 'I find my grandkid waiting for me in the library, a safe place to hang out, where the librarians know him, and me.'
  28. 'You see, Margo, most people want a job, house mortgage rates they can afford, a safe environment for their children.'
  29. 'But a majority still consider the centre is not a safe place to live and business people think the town centre is not a safe place to work.'
  30. 'This sandy beach is safe from the danger of killer whales, who will actually launch themselves at the pebbly shore to snatch their victims.'
  31. 'Neighbourhoods were safe places where children could roam and have wide networks.'
  32. 'Fog has caused many losses around the islands as vessels tried to reach a safe anchorage.'
  33. 'Make sure that you park in a safe place off the road and that, as you approach the scene, you will not be hit by another vehicle and that the wreckage itself will not be hit.'
Cautious and unenterprising.
  1. 'He would be, like King Brian, a dull, safe choice for King, despite his callowness.'
  2. 'Which is a safe choice, but hardly the point of a festival about elbowing the creative boundaries a little.'
  3. 'So many cars are now painted silver that it has become the vanilla of colours, but it's still a safe choice.'
  4. 'Club directors see such experience as a safe choice in these uncertain times.'
  5. 'He seemed a safe choice, but the Central Committee were to have thirty years to think their safe choice over.'
  6. 'With little to play for late in the season, the safe choice has been to shut it down.'
  7. 'Poor Maggie: she gets to go on the trip only because she's the safe choice for Bianca.'
  8. 'He was a relatively safe choice because both Megawati's supporters and modernist Muslim groups could accept him.'
  9. 'Not to mention he sees me as a safe choice, the last male in his acquaintance who'd ever play the masher with his wife's kin.'
Based on good reasons or evidence and not likely to be proved wrong.
  1. 'his world, it's safe to say, will not fall apart'
  2. 'For all these reasons, we consider that the jury's verdict in respect of this appellant was safe, and that her appeal must be dismissed.'
  3. 'Yet the British government claims the evidence is safe.'
Uninjured; with no harm done.
  1. 'hopes of her safe return later faded'
  2. 'Deployed soldiers can rest assured, knowing their families are safe and sound back home.'
  3. 'I might try posting sketches of him up on some nearby trees with a reward offered for his safe return.'
  4. 'I'm not sure if I could say the day ended well but at least I was still me; safe and sound in my bed.'
  5. 'Sympathetic classmates made the call for her and learned that her mother was safe and sound.'
  6. 'We arrived safe and sound on Thursday evening and went direct to Chester Fried Chicken for dinner.'
  7. 'A little chanting, a little stretching and a little meditation later, I was home safe and sound before the thunderstorms came.'
  8. 'Little tykes will soon lose interest, leaving everything safe and sound.'
  9. 'Returning to base, the three fighter pilots were happy to hear that all of the downed pilots were safe and uninjured.'
Excellent (used to express approval or enthusiasm)

    noun

    A strong fireproof cabinet with a complex lock, used for the storage of valuables.
    1. 'Available in green or black, the safes have several lock options.'
    2. 'Until they can access their computer and written records, which are locked in a safe in the damaged building, they have no idea who they are marrying when.'
    3. 'Put all your valuables into the safe which most hotel rooms are equipped with.'
    4. 'At the very least, backup tapes need to be put in a fireproof safe on the premises every day.'
    5. 'You will feel more secure knowing your jewelry is safe at home than locked in a hotel safe.'
    6. 'That old anvil putter is locked away in a safe in his son's garage.'
    7. 'Fingerprints also are being used with a number of other devices including time clocks, cell phones, door locks and safes.'
    8. 'During their two-hour ordeal the boys were locked in a disused safe.'
    9. 'Personakey's Touch Open locking storage cases and safes are nothing short of amazing.'
    10. 'Today, she has thousands of artifacts, which she keeps locked in two gun safes in her garage.'
    A condom.

      Definitions

      1. secure from liability to harm, injury, danger, or risk: a safe place.

      2. free from hurt, injury, danger, or risk: to arrive safe and sound.

      3. involving little or no risk of mishap, error, etc.: a safe estimate.

      4. dependable or trustworthy: a safe guide.

      5. careful to avoid danger or controversy: a safe player; a safe play.

      6. denied the chance to do harm; in secure custody: a criminal safe in jail.

      7. Baseball. reaching base without being p

      More examples(as adjective)

      "people can be safe with people."

      "people can be safe in places."

      "people can be safe from people."

      "people can be safe in/at/on anywheres."

      "waters can be safe for consumptions."

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      Origin

      Middle English (as an adjective): from Old French sauf, from Latin salvus ‘uninjured’. The noun is from the verb save, later assimilated to the adjectival form.

      Phrase

      safe in the knowledge that
      to be on the safe side