Definition and Meanings for safe

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Safe is ranked 36,457 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of safe

adjective, comparative, superlative, noun, transitive verb

Etymology of safe

oe. sauf, f. sauf, fr. l. salvus, akin to salus health, welfare, safety. cf. salute, salvation, sage a plant, save, salvo an exception

Meaning of safe


as adjective, comparative, superlative

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • incapable of doing harm; no longer dangerous; in secure care or custody; as, the prisoner is safe.

as noun

  • a place for keeping things in safety.;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.;a ventilated or refrigerated chest or closet for securing provisions from noxious animals or insects.

as transitive verb

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