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safe adj 1 free from danger or harm. 2 unharmed. 3 giving protection from danger or harm; secure • a safe place. 4 not dangerous or harmful • Is it safe to go out? 5 involving no risk of loss; assured • a safe bet. 6 said of a friend, companion, etc: reliable or trustworthy. 7 cautious • better safe than sorry. noun a sturdily constructed cabinet, usually made of metal, in which money and valuables can be locked away. safely adverb. safeness noun. be or err on the safe side to be doubly cautious; to choose the safer alternative. play safe see under play. safe and sound secure and unharmed • They returned safe and sound from their trip. safe as houses colloq extremely safe and secure.
ETYMOLOGY: 15c: from French sauf, from Latin salvus.

safe adj 1 free from danger or harm. 2 unharmed. 3 giving protection from danger or harm; secure • a safe place. 4 not dangerous or harmful • Is it safe to go out? 5 involving no risk of loss; assured • a safe bet. 6 said of a friend, companion, etc: reliable or trustworthy. 7 cautious • better safe than sorry. noun a sturdily constructed cabinet, usually made of metal, in which money and valuables can be locked away. safely adverb. safeness noun. be or err on the safe side to be doubly cautious; to choose the safer alternative. play safe see under play. safe and sound secure and unharmed • They returned safe and sound from their trip. safe as houses colloq extremely safe and secure.
ETYMOLOGY: 15c: from French sauf, from Latin salvus.

safe adj 1 free from danger or harm. 2 unharmed. 3 giving protection from danger or harm; secure • a safe place. 4 not dangerous or harmful • Is it safe to go out? 5 involving no risk of loss; assured • a safe bet. 6 said of a friend, companion, etc: reliable or trustworthy. 7 cautious • better safe than sorry. noun a sturdily constructed cabinet, usually made of metal, in which money and valuables can be locked away. safely adverb. safeness noun. be or err on the safe side to be doubly cautious; to choose the safer alternative. play safe see under play. safe and sound secure and unharmed • They returned safe and sound from their trip. safe as houses colloq extremely safe and secure.
ETYMOLOGY: 15c: from French sauf, from Latin salvus.