Meaning of SAFE in English


I. ˈsāf adjective

( 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


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


a. : not threatening danger : harmless

b. : unlikely to produce controversy or contradiction


a. : not likely to take risks : cautious

b. : trustworthy , reliable

• safe or safe·ly adverb

• safe·ness noun

II. noun

Date: 15th century

1. : a place or receptacle to keep articles (as valuables) safe

2. : condom 1

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.