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  Dictionary Definition of safe

adjective, safer, safest, noun, adverb

-- adjective
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 no risk of mishap, error, etc.: a safe estimate.
4. dependable or trustworthy: a safe guide.
5. cautious in avoiding danger: a safe player.
6. placed beyond the power of doing harm; in secure custody: a criminal safe in gaol.
-- noun
7. a steel or iron box or repository for money, jewels, papers, etc.
8. any receptacle or structure for the storage or preservation of articles: a meat safe.
-- phrase
9. be on the safe side, Colloquial to take every precaution.
10. play it safe ; play safe, to act cautiously.
[ME sauf, from OF, from L salvus uninjured]
-- safely, adverb -- safeness, noun