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).
Origin of safe
SYNONYMS FOR safe
Examples from the Web for unsafe
Ippoliti says that the centers should close because many are overcrowded and unsafe.In Rome’s Riots, Cries for Mussolini and Attacks on Refugees|Barbie Latza Nadeau|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“After my experiences in 1984, I felt that it was unsafe for me to live as a Sikh in India,” said Singh.As 30-Year Anniversary of Mass Killings in India Arrives, Sikhs Find Safety in USA|Simran Jeet Singh|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In grounding the 787, the FAA declared that the fires represented an “unsafe condition.”NTSB Doesn’t Think the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Is Safe Enough to Fly|Clive Irving|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I think these retailers need their asses handed to them,” Charney said of the companies who outsource to unsafe factories.
His lawyers argued that it would be unsafe for him to return home given his rejection of Islam.
The first lodging places before they are taken to the harbours, are dear, poor and often unsafe.On the Trail of The Immigrant|Edward A. Steiner
Owing to the heavy surf which broke all round their shores, we found it unsafe to land.Cruise of the 'Alert'|R. W. Coppinger
It has always seemed to me unsafe to base calculations respecting suns and planets on experiments conducted in the laboratory.
There are painful reports from States lately in rebellion, showing that life is unsafe and society disorganized.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 18 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
He had an inborn foreknowledge of impending avalanches and a feeling for unsafe ice.Rescue Dog of the High Pass|James Arthur Kjelgaard
British Dictionary definitions for unsafe (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for unsafe (2 of 2)
Derived Formssafely, adverbsafeness, noun
Word Origin for safe
Idioms and Phrases with unsafe
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