—adj. 1. secure from liability to harm, injury, danger, or risk: a safe place. 2. free from hurt, injury, danger, or risk: to arrive safe and sound. 3. involving little or no risk of mishap, error, etc.: a safe estimate. 4. dependable or trustworthy: a safe guide. 5. careful to avoid danger or controversy: a safe player; a safe play. 6. denied the chance to do harm; in secure custody: a criminal safe in jail. 7. Baseball. a. reaching base without being put out: safe on the throw to first base. b. making it possible to reach a base: a safe slide.
—n. 1. a steel or iron box or repository for money, jewels, papers, etc.
2. any receptacle or structure for the storage or preservation of articles: a meat safe. 3. (in plumbing)
a. a pan for catching leakage.
b. template (def. 7).
4. Slang.a condom.