Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Safe (1995 film)
Safe — sometimes written as [safe] or [SAFE] — is a 1995 British/American drama film written and directed by Todd Haynes, and starring Julianne Moore. The story is a character study of a suburban California housewife whose life deteriorates under the stress of " environmental illnesses" and seeks hope from "New Age" practitioners with whom she becomes involved. Safe was voted the best film of the 1990s in the 1999 Village Voice Film Poll.
Safe is the second EP by Kittie, a Canadian heavy metal all-women band from London, Ontario. It was released in 2002. It is dedicated "In Loving Memory of Dave Williams". The EP sold 25,000 units in the United States. It received very little promotion, only appearing on 2 major rock/heavy metal magazines.
Mal must choose which crew members to save when one is gravely wounded and two others are kidnapped. Simon finds an uneasy haven in a remote village, but River's uncanny perceptions jeopardize the Tams' temporary safety.
A safe is a secure lockable box used for securing valuable objects against theft or damage.
Safe may also refer to:
The Safe is one of the most enigmatic bands in Russian underground with its original poetry and music style, as well as a sizable stock of about thirty albums.
SAFE as an acronym may refer to:
- Safe Affordable Fission Engine, a series of small experimental nuclear reactors designed by NASA
- SAFE (organisation), Save Animals From Exploitation, a New Zealand animal advocacy organisation
- Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), a process framework for running Agile software development projects at scale
- Securing Adolescents From Exploitation-Online Act of 2007, an American law on child pornography
- Security and Freedom Ensured Act, an American law that amended the PATRIOT Act
- SAFE-BioPharma Association, Signatures and Authentication For Everyone, a pharmaceutical database
- Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, a professional aviation organization
- SAFE (cable system), South Africa Far East cable, an underwater communications cable linking South Africa and Malaysia
- State Administration of Foreign Exchange, an agency of the Chinese government
- Strategic Action For Emergencies, a fictional group to counter S.H.I.E.L.D. in Marvel Comics
- Stroke Alliance for Europe, a coalition of charities that support stroke survivors
- SAFE (Struggle Against Financial Exploitation), a UK Parliamentary Working Group who campaign against financial fraud and deception
- Survivor Activating Factor Enhancement, a metabolic pathway
- Synchronized Armed Forces Europe, the concept of synchronising of the European military forces
SAFE (cable system)
The South Africa Far East cable is an optical fiber submarine communications cable linking Melkbosstrand, South Africa to Penang, Malaysia.
It was commissioned in 2002 and built by Tyco Submarine Systems of the United States with an initial capacity of 10 Gigabits per second, and current capacity of 440 Gigabits per second. It has four fiber strands, using Erbium-doped fiber amplifier repeaters and wavelength division multiplexing.
It has a total length of and is one of a pair of cables— SAT-3/WASC being the other—that provides high-speed digital links between Europe, West and Southern Africa and the Far East. Together with SAT-3/WASC, it also provides redundancy for other cables travelling through the Middle East.
It has landing points at:
- Melkbosstrand, near Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa (where it meets the SAT-2 and SAT-3 cable systems)
- Mtunzini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (branch)
- Saint Paul, Réunion
- Baie du Jacotet, Savanne, Mauritius
- Kochi, India (branch) (where it meets the SEA-ME-WE 3 cable system)
- Penang, Malaysia (where it meets the FLAG and SEA-ME-WE 3 cable systems)
In baseball, a baserunner is safe when he reaches a base without being put out by various ways. While a runner is touching a base, he is usually not in jeopardy of being put out, and is thus "safe" from fielders' actions. The runner is in jeopardy once again, negating this safety, when he ceases touching the base, when forced on a force play, or when the runner commits interference.
By the rules, a runner is safe when he is entitled to the base he is trying for. Umpires will signal that a runner is safe by extending their elbows to their sides and then extending their arms fully to the side. For emphasis, an umpire may fully cross and extend his arms several times to indicate safe. Verbally, the umpire will usually simply say "safe". If a close play occurs that may have appeared to be a putout, the umpire will also call a reason for the safe call, such as "he dropped the ball" or "he missed the tag".
Safe (Phil Wickham song)
"Safe" is the first single by American Christian and gospel singer Phil Wickham from his third studio album Heaven & Earth, which features MercyMe’s frontman Bart Millard. The single has made it into the top 20 on Billboard’s Christian AC and Soft AC/Inspirational charts and reached #4 on the Billboard's Christian songs chart on January 3.
Safe (2012 film)
Safe is a 2012 American action crime thriller film written and directed by Boaz Yakin and starring Jason Statham, Chris Sarandon, Robert John Burke and James Hong. Statham plays an ex-cop and former cage fighter who winds up protecting a gifted child who is being chased by the Russian mafia, Chinese Triads, and corrupt New York City police.
SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity)
A SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity) is an agreement between an investor and a company that provides warrants to the investor for equity in the company without determining a specific price per share. The SAFE investor receives the futures shares when a priced round of investment or liquidation event occurs. Startup accelerator Y Combinator released the Simple Agreement for Future Equity (“SAFE”) investment instrument as an alternative to convertible debt in late 2013.
SAFE (Save Animals From Exploitation) is a New Zealand animal rights group. The group's purpose is to oppose practices of perceived unnecessary animal exploitation and experimentation. SAFE actively campaigns against current intensive pig and chicken farming practices. SAFE is also opposed to duck shooting, live sheep exports, genetically engineering animals and vivisection on beagles and other animals.
SAFE evolved out of an Auckland branch of the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection. This group was renamed Save Animals from Experiments in 1972 and renamed again to Save Animals from Exploitation in 1987. The organisation has around two thousand members, is governed by a National Executive Committee and has approximately one thousand volunteers from inside and outside the organisation. There are SAFE offices in Christchurch and Auckland, and a further fifteen branches around the country. As a SAFE is a charity entirely dependent on donations, most activities incorporate collections and there is a SAFE street appeal every year in the weekend before Christmas.
SAFE is affiliated with the Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, World Animal Protection, Animals Australia, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Compassion in World Farming and the Humane Society of the United States. It also has affiliations to animal rescue groups such as Open Rescue.
SAFE is also non-partisan or cross-partisan. SAFE has received support from Auckland mayor John Banks and Mike King, former politician Tim Barnett, actress Robyn Malcolm and Sue Kedgely from the Green Party. Leading up to the 2008 General Election, SAFE's Animal Welfare Policy Survey 2008 rated the country's political parties' animal welfare policies. SAFE Campaigns Director Hans Kriek declared that "the Green Party was a shining light having by far the best and most comprehensive animal welfare policy of any party in New Zealand". Ratings higher than 0 out of 10 were also given to United Future, the Maori Party and the National Party. This could be construed as an endorsement of the Green Party, or of the National Party above the Labour Party.
Safe (Westlife song)
"Safe" is a song by Irish pop group Westlife from their eleventh and final studio album, Gravity. The pop rock ballad was released as the album's lead and only single on 14 November 2010 in the United Kingdom. It was written by John Shanks and James Grundler, and the single version was produced by Shanks, Richard "Biff" Stannard, and Ash Howes. "Safe" debuted at number four in Ireland, becoming their twenty-fifth top ten single. It charted at number ten in the UK, becoming their second-lowest-charting single to date. The song was featured in the 2010 movie Dolphin Tale starring Morgan Freeman.
"Safe" is the tenth episode of the first season of the American science fiction drama television series Fringe. It begins when a group uses technology to walk through a bank's wall and steal a safe deposit box. Its contents contain special equipment meant to ultimately break David Robert Jones ( Jared Harris) out of his Frankfurt jail.
The episode was written by co-executive producer David H. Goodman and executive producer Jason Cahill, and was directed by Michael Zinberg. "Safe" featured guest starring performances from Harris, Chance Kelly (as Mitchell Loeb), James Frain (as Salman Kohl), and Michael Cerveris (as the Observer).
The episode first aired in the United States on December 2, 2008 on the Fox network. An estimated 8.54 million viewers watched "Safe", making it Fox's fourth most watched show of the week. It premiered to mostly positive reviews, with some believing it improved the entire season by providing more meaning to previous episode mysteries. IGN ranked it as the seventh best episode of the entire series in 2013.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Safe \Safe\, n. A place for keeping things in safety. Specifically:
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.
A ventilated or refrigerated chest or closet for securing provisions from noxious animals or insects.
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.]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Safe \Safe\, v. t.
To render safe; to make right. [Obs.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"chest for keeping food or valuables," early 15c., save, from Middle French en sauf "in safety," from sauf (see safe (adj.)). Spelling with -f- first recorded 1680s, from influence of safe (adj.).
c.1300, "unscathed, unhurt, uninjured; free from danger or molestation, in safety, secure; saved spiritually, redeemed, not damned;" from Old French sauf "protected, watched-over; assured of salvation," from Latin salvus "uninjured, in good health, safe," related to salus "good health," saluber "healthful," all from PIE *solwos from root *sol- "whole" (cognates: Latin solidus "solid," Sanskrit sarvah "uninjured, intact, whole," Avestan haurva- "uninjured, intact," Old Persian haruva-, Greek holos "whole").\n
\nAs a quasi-preposition from c.1300, on model of French and Latin cognates. From late 14c. as "rescued, delivered; protected; left alive, unkilled." Meaning "not exposed to danger" (of places) is attested from late 14c.; of actions, etc., "free from risk," first recorded 1580s. Meaning "sure, reliable, not a danger" is from c.1600. Sense of "conservative, cautious" is from 1823. Paired alliteratively with sound (adj.) from late 14c. The noun safe-conduct (late 13c.) is from Old French sauf-conduit (13c.).
adj. free from danger or the risk of harm; "a safe trip"; "you will be safe here"; "a safe place"; "a safe bet" [ant: dangerous]
of an undertaking
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)]
in safekeeping; "your secret is safe with me"
a. 1 Not in danger; free from harm's reach. 2 Free from risk; harmless, riskless. n. 1 A box, usually made of metal, in which valuables can be locked for safekeeping. 2 (context slang English) A condom. 3 (context dated English) A ventilated or refrigerated chest or closet for securing provisions from noxious animals or insects.
Usage examples of "safe".
Here was my wife, who had secretly aided and abetted her son in his design, and been the recipient of his hopes and fears on the subject, turning to me, who had dared to utter a feeble protest or two only to be scoffed at, and summarily sat upon, asking if the game was really safe.
The secrecy surrounding his operations meant that he must keep it aboard, since only in his cabin was the money safe from awkward questions.
Memphis from New Orleans, even the narrow strip on either side swept by their cannon was safe at any point only while they were abreast it.
He remembered Aby living, Aby on Moon, blithe and beautiful, coming down the road in the safe lowlands.
Tronchin would provide could not possibly be as comfortable and as safe as mine, and I entreated her to take it, assuring her that by accepting it she would give me a last proof of her affection.
He would only feel safe if he commanded ultimate power over all of Achar, if he sat the throne itself.
I was too awestruck to know fear, too adulatory in my awe, but I knew the open area of the beach was not safe, and I hurried away from Espinal and the motionless column of blackhearts.
She might be absurdly non-streetwise and hardly safe out on her own, but affectedness and pose-striking were not among her foibles.
She found a patha well-worn path leading from the riverand followed it just out of sight, afoot, leaving Hellsbane tethered in a safe place hidden by the underbrush.
Almost as an afterthought, she opened the safe and withdrew the only existing PLACE documentation.
Walking her mare through the stockade gate, Aganippe found the rammed earth maidan nearly deserted-- only those who cared the most had stayed up to see her safe.
After another few minutes of polite inquiries about Agatine, Orlin, the four boys, the charms of Roseguard and wishes for a safe return journey, Anniyas excused herself to talk with Kanen EHevit.
And to keep safe the werewolf clans of Crimson City, the Grand Dame Alpha would do anything.
If a runner wanted to hide and develop a safe identity, pretending to be a Yale alumnus was a rotten idea, and wearing a Yale ring was a worse idea.
It was his home-from-home, his safe haven, his general amnestic, his painless admission of defeat.