adjective, saf·er, saf·est.
- reaching base without being put out: safe on the throw to first base.
- making it possible to reach a base: a safe slide.
- a pan for catching leakage.
- template (def. 7).
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On Wednesday, Biden questioned whether a vaccine approved by the Trump administration would be safe.Election live updates: Trump returns to Wisconsin; Biden to face live audience at town hall|Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
In Wednesday’s briefing, Trump reinforced another reason he feels safe.In 160 words, Trump reveals how little he cares about the pandemic|Philip Bump|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
If people were wary of revealing support for Trump specifically, it’s safe to assume that Trump would trail the Republican Senate candidates.If voters are wary of stating support for Trump in polls, why does he outperform GOP Senate candidates?|Philip Bump|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
You only need live attenuated viruses when you don’t have a safer one.Synthetic biologists have created a slow-growing version of the coronavirus to give as a vaccine|David Rotman|September 16, 2020|MIT Technology Review
At the ABC News town hall Tuesday night, President Trump was challenged by ordinary voters in ways that he rarely experiences in the safe spaces of Fox News, where he regularly answers questions.Trump’s ABC News town hall: Four Pinocchios, over and over again|Glenn Kessler|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
And it must make sure that the platform of debate where we can freely exchange ideas is safe and sound.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They called for peace, reconciliation, and the safe return of Father Gregorio.
Their leader, Njie, still going by “Dave” during the operation, would stay a safe distance away until the State House was secure.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“We wish each and every one of you a happy and safe new year,” Giorgio said at the very end.
The two parties—mother and son, and monster—live in the same house, and are safe and healthy.
She will be safe when she reaches there, which will be in a few minutes now.Medoline Selwyn's Work|Mrs. J. J. Colter
The pocket in the hills in which they lay was surely a safe and comfortable place, and one need be in no hurry to abandon it.The Great Sioux Trail|Joseph Altsheler
In her extremity she saw the mouth of the alley, dodged in, and was safe.The Battle with the Slum|Jacob A. Riis.
They thought it much pleasanter than the bottom of the pond, but it was not so safe.Among the Pond People|Clara Dillingham Pierson
But Mr Nearthewinde is a safe man, and easy to be employed with but little danger.Doctor Thorne|Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for safe
Derived forms of safesafely, adverbsafeness, noun
Word Origin for safe
Idioms and Phrases with safe
In addition to the idioms beginning with safe
- safe and sound
- safe as houses
- better safe than sorry
- on the safe side
- play it safe