Meaning of SAFE in English



Pronunciation: ' s ā f

Function: adjective

Inflected Form: saf · er ; saf · est

Etymology: Middle English sauf, from Anglo-French salf, sauf, from Latin salvus safe, healthy; akin to Latin solidus solid, Greek holos whole, safe, Sanskrit sarva entire

Date: 14th century

1 : free from harm or risk : UNHURT

2 a : secure from threat of danger, harm, or loss b : successful at getting to a base in baseball without being put out

3 : affording safety or security from danger, risk, or difficulty

4 obsolete of mental or moral faculties : HEALTHY , SOUND

5 a : not threatening danger : HARMLESS b : unlikely to produce controversy or contradiction

6 a : not likely to take risks : CAUTIOUS b : TRUSTWORTHY , RELIABLE

– safe or safe · ly adverb

– safe · ness noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.