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Main Entry: 1safe
Pronunciation: primarystresssamacrf
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): saf·er; saf·est
Etymology: Middle English sauf "safe, unhurt," from early French sauf (same meaning), from Latin salvus "safe, healthy" --related to 3SAGE, SAVE
1 : freed or secure from danger, harm, or loss
2 : successful at getting to a base in baseball without being put out <the runner was safe>
3 : providing safety
4 : not threatening danger <safe medicine>
5 a : CAUTIOUS <a safe driver> b : TRUSTWORTHY
- safe·ly adverb
- safe·ness noun

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