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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Examples from the Web for safer
Mating with a cousin or brother is safer than risking life and limb to mate with an outsider.Mongooses, Meerkats, and Ants, Oh My! Why Some Animals Keep Mating All in the Family|Helen Thompson|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Waiting there, I thought, was safer than walking home alone.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Encouraging any victim of crime to come forward makes us all safer.
A former Navy weapons instructor lays out the simple steps lawmakers can take to make us all safer.
It turns out he just wanted to get to Washington because he figured it was safer there than in Houston.The Walking Dead’s ‘Self Help’: A Grim Show Displays Its Comedy Streak, and A Major Reveal|Melissa Leon|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I guess I'd be safer than you, with the—the——You know what I mean!The Thing from the Lake|Eleanor M. Ingram
If Canada will be safer with them, in heaven's name let her have them.North America, Volume I (of 2)|Anthony Trollope
This averaged rainfall is considered sufficient for wheatgrowing, and safer than a heavier rainfall.Wheat Growing in Australia|Australia Department of External Affairs
It is safer to picket a horse by a rope upon the neck rather than upon the leg.Pluck on the Long Trail|Edwin L. Sabin
Duchemin, however, thought it safer than the water of the place, when he had spied out the associations of the well.Alias The Lone Wolf|Louis Joseph Vance
British Dictionary definitions for safer
Derived forms of safesafely, adverbsafeness, noun
Word Origin for safe
Idioms and Phrases with safer
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