Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
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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. 11.
They escaped all safe all safe to land.
Acts xxvii. 44.
Established in a safe, unenvied throne.
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."
The King of heaven hath doomed
This place our dungeon, not our safe retreat.
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.
Safe hit (Baseball)
, a hit which enables the batter to get to first base even if no error is made by the other side.<-- safe house, a residence where a person in hiding from the authorities or other persons may stay without being discovered. -->
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 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.]