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Adjective

safe (comparative saf, superlative er)

Positive
safe

Comparative
saf

Superlative
er

  1. Not in danger; free from harm's reach.
    You’ll be safe here.
  2. Free from risk; harmless, riskless.
    It’s safe to eat this.
    If you push it to the limit, safety is not guaranteed.
  3. Providing protection from danger; providing shelter.
    We have to find a safe spot, where we can hide out until this is over.
  4. Properly secured; secure.
    The documents are safe.
  5. (slang) Describing something wicked - cool - awesome - respectable
    Slang/modern expression for describing nouns or verbs.
    • A regular term of approbation, non SAE. Equivalent of smart, good looking, etc. (origions unknown) 1978 A dictionary of South African English. Edited Jean Branford. Oxford.
    • SAFE, Something is genuinely good, an agreement, a greeting. Safe can be used in many contexts whether to say thank you for something, to agree with something, another way of saying hello. Safe is a very versatile word in this sense. It is very often used by the younger generation of people.

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Noun

Singular
safe

Plural
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  1. A box, usually made of metal, in which valuables can be locked for safekeeping.

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