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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Safe \Safe\, a. [Compar. Safer; superl. Safest.] [OE. sauf, F. sauf, fr. L. salvus, akin to salus health, welfare, safety. Cf. Salute, Salvation, Sage a plant, Save, Salvo an exception.] 1. Free from harm, injury, or risk; untouched or unthreatened by danger or injury; unharmed; unhurt; secure; whole; as, safe from disease; safe from storms; safe from foes. "And ye dwelled safe." --1 Sam. xii. 11. [1913 Webster] They escaped all safe to land. --Acts xxvii. 44. [1913 Webster] Established in a safe, unenvied throne. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Conferring safety; securing from harm; not exposing to danger; confining securely; to be relied upon; not dangerous; as, a safe harbor; a safe bridge, etc. "The man of safe discretion." --Shak. [1913 Webster] The King of heaven hath doomed This place our dungeon, not our safe retreat. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Incapable of doing harm; no longer dangerous; in secure care or custody; as, the prisoner is safe. [1913 Webster] But Banquo's safe? Ay, my good lord, safe in a ditch he bides. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Safe hit (Baseball), a hit which enables the batter to get to first base even if no error is made by the other side. [1913 Webster] Syn: Secure; unendangered; sure. [1913 Webster]




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