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—adj., saf•er, saf•est,
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.
a. reaching base without being put out: safe on the throw to first base.
b. making it possible to reach a base: a safe slide.
1. a steel or iron box or repository for money, jewels, papers, etc.
2. any receptacle or structure for the storage or preservation of articles: a meat safe.
3. (in plumbing)
a. a pan for catching leakage.
b. template (def. 7).
4. Slang.a condom.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.