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Definition 1: strongbox where valuables can be safely kept - [noun denoting artifact]

(safe is a kind of ...) a strongly made box for holding money or valuables; can be locked

Definition 2: contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for safe in the sense of this definition

(safe is a kind of ...) an agent or device intended to prevent conception

Definition 3: a ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests - [noun denoting artifact]

(safe is a kind of ...) a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space

(... is a kind of safe ) a safe for storing meat

Definition 4: free from danger or the risk of harm - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where safe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a safe trip
  • you will be safe here
  • a safe place
  • a safe bet

(safe is similar to ...) eliminating danger by compensating automatically for a failure or malfunction

"a fail-safe device in a nuclear weapon to deactivate it automatically in the event of accident"

(safe is similar to ...) freed from danger or blame or obligation

"I let him off the hook with a mild reprimand"

(safe is similar to ...) thought to be devoid of risk

(safe is similar to ...) free from danger or injury

"the children were found safe and sound"

(means also ...) not causing or capable of causing harm

"harmless bacteria" "rendered the bomb harmless"

(means also ...) not injured physically or mentally

(means also ...) free from danger or risk

"secure from harm" "his fortune was secure" "made a secure place for himself in his field"

(means also ...) immune to attack; impregnable

"gunners raked the beach from invulnerable positions on the cliffs"

Definition 5: having reached a base without being put out - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where safe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the runner was called safe when the baseman dropped the ball

(safe belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 6: financially safe - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where safe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a good investment
  • a secure investment

Synonyms for safe in the sense of this definition

(safe is similar to ...) financially secure and safe

"sound investments" "a sound economy"

Definition 7: (of an undertaking) secure from risk - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(safe is similar to ...) lacking in boldness

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