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[n] contraceptive device consisting of a thin rubber or latex sheath worn over the penis during intercourse
[n] strongbox where valuables can be kept safe
[n] a ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests
[adj] of an undertaking
[adj] free from risk or danger; "a safe trip"; "you will be safe here"; "a safe place"; "a safe bet"
[adj] in safekeeping; "your secret is safe with me"
[adj] financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure investment"


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Antonyms

dangerous, unsafe

Misc. Definitions

\Safe\, a. [Compar. {Safer}; superl. {Safest}.] [OE. sauf, F. sauf, fr. L. salvus, akin to salus health, welfare, safety. Cf. {Salute}, {Salvation}, {Sage} a plant, {Save}, {Salvo} an exception.]
1. 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. ``And ye dwelled safe.'' --1 Sam. xii. 1
1. They escaped all safe to land. --Acts xxvii. 4
4. Established in a safe, unenvied throne. --Milton.
2. 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. ``The man of safe discretion.'' --Shak. The King of heaven hath doomed This place our dungeon, not our safe retreat. --Milton.
3. Incapable of doing harm; no longer dangerous; in secure care or custody; as, the prisoner is safe. But Banquo's safe? Ay, my good lord, safe in a ditch he bides. --Shak. {Safe hit} (Baseball), a hit which enables the batter to get to first base even if no error is made by the other side. Syn: Secure; unendangered; sure.
\Safe\, n. A place for keeping things in safety. Specifically: (a) 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. (b) A ventilated or refrigerated chest or closet for securing provisions from noxious animals or insects.
\Safe\, v. t. To render safe; to make right. [Obs.] --Shak.

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