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safe

safe

 
pronunciation:
seIf
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: safer, safest
definition 1: providing protection from harm, loss, or danger.
The cat found a safe spot under the porch.You'd better put your necklace in a safe place.
synonyms:
protected, secure
antonyms:
dangerous
similar words:
defended, sheltered
definition 2: free from the risk of harm.
We were safe at home when the storm hit.The rabbit was safe in its burrow.
synonyms:
protected, secure
antonyms:
dangerous, insecure, vulnerable
similar words:
all right, shielded
definition 3: careful; cautious.
Nico is a safe driver.
synonyms:
careful, cautious, prudent, wary
antonyms:
bold, daring
similar words:
conservative
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a strong metal box with a lock, used for keeping money and valuable things secure.
derivations: safely (adv.), safeness (n.)
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  • safely:
    in a safe way.
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