Safe Cool. Good.

General purpose term for something that is good. Similar usage to 'cool':

"I used to be in a motorcycle stunt team."

"Safe."


Can also be used (again, much like 'cool') in a sarcastic / derogatory sense:

"Yeah, you're safe."

Part of the London Slang Project

Safe (?), a. [Compar. Safer (?); superl. Safest.] [OE. sauf, F. sauf, fr. L. salvus, akin to salus health, welfare, safety. Cf. Salute, Salvation, Sage a plant, Save, Salvo an exception.]

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."

1 Sam. xii. 11.

They escaped all safe 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."

Shak.

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.<-- safe house, a residence where a person in hiding from the authorities or other persons may stay without being discovered. -->

Syn. -- Secure; unendangered; sure.

 

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Safe (?), n.

A place for keeping things in safety.

Specifically: (a)

A strong and fireproof receptacle (as a movable chest of steel, etc., or a closet or vault of brickwork) for money, valuable papers, or the like.

(b)

A ventilated or refrigerated chest or closet for securing provisions from noxious animals or insects.

 

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Safe, v. t.

To render safe; to make right.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

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