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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Safe  \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 
  containing  money,  valuable  papers,  or  the  like 
  b  A  ventilated  or  refrigerated  chest  or  closet  for  securing 
  provisions  from  noxious  animals  or  insects. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Safe  \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  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Safe  \Safe\,  v.  t. 
  To  render  safe;  to  make  right  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  safe 
  adj  1:  free  from  risk  or  danger;  "a  safe  trip";  "you  will  be  safe 
  here";  "a  safe  place";  "a  safe  bet"  [ant:  {dangerous}] 
  2:  of  an  undertaking 
  3:  (baseball)  having  reached  a  base  without  being  put  out  "the 
  runner  was  called  safe  when  the  baseman  dropped  the  ball" 
  [syn:  {safe(p)}]  [ant:  {out(p)}] 
  4:  financially  sound;  "a  good  investment";  "a  secure 
  investment"  [syn:  {dependable},  {good},  {secure}] 
  5:  in  safekeeping;  "your  secret  is  safe  with  me" 
  n  1:  where  valuables  can  be  kept  safe 
  2:  a  ventilated  or  refrigerated  cupboard  for  securing 
  provisions  from  pests 
  3:  a  thin  rubber  or  latex  sheath  worn  over  the  penis  during 
  intercourse  as  a  contraceptive  or  prophylactic  device 
  [syn:  {condom},  {rubber},  {safety},  {prophylactic}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  safe 
 
  A  safe  program  analysis  is  one  which  will  not  reach  invalid 
  conclusions  about  the  behaviour  of  the  program.  This  may 
  involve  making  safe  approximations  to  properties  of  parts  of 
  the  program.  A  safe  approximation  is  one  which  gives  less 
  information. 
 
  For  example,  strictness  analysis  aims  to  answer  the  question 
  "will  this  function  evaluate  its  argument"?.  The  two  possible 
  results  are  definitely"  and  "don't  know".  A  safe 
  approximation  for  definitely"  is  "don't  know".  The  two 
  possible  results  correspond  to  the  two  sets:  "the  set  of  all 
  functions  which  evaluate  their  argument"  and  "all  functions". 
  A  set  can  be  safely  approximated  by  another  which  contains  it 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  SAFE 
  Security  And  Freedom  through  Encryption  [law]  (USA,  cryptography) 
 
 




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