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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As entomologists, we believe that introducing insects in the classroom, paired with teaching students about insect behavior and environmental roles, will give students a safe place to observe and appreciate these organisms.Insects can be the ultimate teaching tool for kids|By Kawahara, Ennes & Markee/The Conversation|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
It’s to focus on all the measures that will keep them — and their families, friends and neighbors — safe outside the classroom.Schools are not spreading covid-19. This new data explains why.|Emily Oster|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
I’m there to learn, I’m there to feel safe, and I just didn’t.Virginia chemistry teacher asked students to insert ‘neon . . . neck’ to describe how George Floyd died|Hannah Natanson|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
It would be safe to assume that Romney would be one of those two Republicans.Just because an attempt to steal an election is ludicrous and ham-handed doesn’t mean it can’t work|Philip Bump|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
It’s the cost of keeping a society safe so that soon we can throw away the masks, smile with more than our eyes and hug tight the people who are suffering most of all.The pandemic isn’t ending anytime soon. And our bodies are feeling the stress.|Petula Dvorak|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The Affordable Care Act is safely embedded, with repeal unlikely even with a freshly minted Republican Senate.
When you are safely out, you give your password to the smuggler who calls it in to the broker to release the funds.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We sought out the one man who could safely guide us in and out of the Korengal Valley: Zalwar Khan.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While that cause may be safely discarded, the correct one is hard to pin down.
However, there was always an understanding that the 'due month' would be released after Kate had safely passed the 12-week mark.
So he convoyed them safely into port and would not take even the smallest present, in recompense for his services.Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea|Charles H. L. Johnston
Dead, even in name, many of them, or else safely embalmed in the musty pages of some old history seldom read.Gardens of the Caribbees, v. 1/2|Ida May Hill Starr
I wished fervently at that instant that the ten days of this voyage were over and we were safely at Ferrok-Shahn.
He had an old aunt to whom he could safely entrust his belongings.The Strange Story of Rab Rby|Mr Jkai
Two of the band managed to escape that night, but the other fourteen were safely lodged in prison.The Fugitives|R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for safe
Derived forms of safesafely, adverbsafeness, noun
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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