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safe

safe

 
 
pronunciation:
seIf
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, adverb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: safer, safest
definition 1: providing security from harm, loss, or danger.
They put the jewels in a safe hiding place.The port was a safe haven for pirates.
synonyms:
protected, secure
antonyms:
dangerous, precarious, unsafe
similar words:
defended, impregnable, invulnerable, sheltered
definition 2: free from the risk of harm.
Stay with the others and you'll be safe.She felt safe in her home and rarely ventured out.They fled to another country where they were safe from their persecutors.
synonyms:
protected, secure
antonyms:
dangerous, insecure, unsafe, vulnerable
similar words:
all right, shielded
definition 3: involving little risk or danger.
They say that flying is much safer than traveling in a car.Refusing the offer was a safe decision.
antonyms:
adventurous, chancy, dangerous, daring, dicey, hazardous, perilous, risky, treacherous
similar words:
noninjurious
definition 4: without risk of error; nearly certain.
It's a safe assumption that the senator will vote with his party on this issue.
synonyms:
fair, solid, sound
antonyms:
chancy
similar words:
cautious, conservative, dependable, judicious, modest, odds-on, prudent, reliable, sensible, sure, tried, trustworthy
definition 5: cautious.
I'm confident she's a safe driver.
synonyms:
careful, cautious, chary, guarded, prudent, unadventurous, wary
antonyms:
bold, daring
similar words:
conservative, judicious, mindful
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part of speech: noun
definition: a strong cabinet or box, usu. of steel, in which valuables are locked.
The documents were kept in the safe.
synonyms:
coffer, strongbox
similar words:
treasury
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part of speech: adverb
definition: cautiously; securely.
He always plays safe.
synonyms:
cautiously, conservatively, prudently
derivations: safely (adv.), safeness (n.)
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  • safely:
    in a safe way.
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