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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Safe a. [Compar. Safer superl. Safest.]
 1. Free from harm, injury, or risk; untouched or unthreatened by danger or injury; unharmed; unhurt; secure; whole; as, safe from disease; safe from storms; safe from foes. “And ye dwelled safe.”
    They escaped all safe to land.   --Acts xxvii. 44.
    Established in a safe, unenvied throne.   --Milton.
 2. Conferring safety; securing from harm; not exposing to danger; confining securely; to be relied upon; not dangerous; as, a safe harbor; a safe bridge, etc. “The man of safe discretion.”
 The King of heaven hath doomed
 This place our dungeon, not our safe retreat.   --Milton.
 3. Incapable of doing harm; no longer dangerous; in secure care or custody; as, the prisoner is safe.
 But Banquo's safe?
 Ay, my good lord, safe in a ditch he bides.   --Shak.
 Safe hit Baseball, a hit which enables the batter to get to first base even if no error is made by the other side.
 Syn: -- Secure; unendangered; sure.