Something that is fail-safe is designed or made in such a way that nothing dangerous can happen if a part of it goes wrong .
a container where meat is stored
to act in a way least likely to cause danger, controversy, or defeat
If part of a country that is involved in a war is declared to be a safe area, neutral forces will try to keep peace there so that it is safe for people.
In politics, a safe seat is an area in which the candidate from one particular party nearly always wins by a large number of votes .
Safe sex is sexual activity in which people protect themselves against sexually transmitted diseases, usually by using condoms.
a safe built into the outside wall of a bank, in which customers can deposit money at times when the bank is closed
not harmful to the ozone layer ; using substances that do not produce gases harmful to the ozone layer
The assets of a company or a person are all the things that they own.
a person who uses explosives to open safes and rob them
If part of a country is declared a safe haven, people who need to escape from a dangerous situation such as a war can go there and be protected .
You can refer to a building as a safe house when it is used as a place where someone can stay and be protected . Safe houses are often used by spies, criminals, or the police .
An option is something that you can choose to do in preference to one or more alternatives .
the period during the menstrual cycle when conception is considered least likely to occur
a place or forum where people can openly discuss controversial subjects without fear of reprisal
a person who breaks open and robs safes
If you are given safe conduct, the authorities officially allow you to travel somewhere, guaranteeing that you will not be arrested or harmed while doing so.
a person who breaks open and robs safes
a place or building with facilities for the safe storage of money or valuables
The distance between two points or places is the amount of space between them.
a place that offers protection from the weather, attack, etc
A landing is an act of bringing an aircraft or spacecraft down to the ground.
If someone is given safe passage, they are allowed to go somewhere safely, without being attacked or arrested .
the practice of using security measures to protect one's computer while surfing the internet
a cupboard with wetted hessian walls for keeping food cool : used esp in Australia
play it safe:
to not take any risks
in safe hands:
being cared for by a competent person or organization and therefore not likely to be harmed or damaged
safe and sound:
You say that someone is safe and sound when they are still alive or unharmed after being in danger .
safe as houses:
If you say that something or someone is as safe as houses, you mean that they are completely safe.
on the safe side:
as a precaution
position is safe:
A position in a company or organization is a job .
safe deposit box:
A safe deposit box is a small box, usually kept in a special room in a bank, in which you can store valuable objects .
An ovenproof dish is one that has been specially made to be used in an oven without being damaged by the heat .
be on the safe side:
to do something as a precaution, although it is unlikely to be necessary
safe in the knowledge:
If you do something safe in the knowledge that something else is the case, you do the first thing confidently because you are sure of the second thing.
a good bet:
If you tell someone that something is a good bet, you are suggesting that it is the thing or course of action that they should choose .
to play safe play it safe:
If you play safe or play it safe, you do not take any risks .
a good bet/a safe bet:
If you say that it is a good bet or a safe bet that something is true or will happen, you are saying that it is extremely likely to be true or to happen.
a safe pair of hands:
If you say that someone is or has a safe pair of hands, you mean that they are reliable and will not make any serious mistakes .
to be on the safe side:
If you say you are doing something to be on the safe side, you mean that you are doing it in case something undesirable happens, even though this may be unnecessary .
in safe hands / safe in someone's hands:
If you say that a person or thing is in safe hands, or is safe in someone's hands, you mean that they are being looked after by a reliable person and will not be harmed .
make somewhere safe for something:
If someone tries to make a place safe for a particular activity, they try to make the place suitable for that activity, although their efforts may have very undesirable effects .
a box or safe for storing money or valuables securely
it's better to be safe than sorry better safe than sorry:
If you say ' it's better to be safe than sorry ', you are advising someone to take action in order to avoid possible unpleasant consequences later, even if this seems unnecessary .