(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. secure, protected; unharmed, intact; trustworthy. See safety, security, trust. Ant., dangerous. —n. repository, strongbox, locker, vault; slang, condom. See store, safety, hindrance.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Not in danger]
Syn. out of danger, secure, in safety, in security, free from harm, free from danger, unharmed, unscathed, safe and sound, protected, guarded, housed, screened from danger, unmolested, unthreatened, entrenched, impregnable, invulnerable, under the protection of, saved, safeguarded, secured, defended, supported, sustained, maintained, upheld, preserved, vindicated, shielded, nourished, sheltered, fostered, cared for, cherished, watched, impervious to, patrolled, looked after, ministered to, supervised, tended, attended, kept in view, kept in order, surveyed, regulated, with one's head above water*, undercover*, out of harm's way*, on the safe side*, on ice*, in free*, at anchor*, in harbor*, snug*, snug as a bug in a rug*, out of the meshes*, under one's wing*, bearing a charmed life*, under lock and key*.
Ant. dangerous*, unsafe*, risky.
2. [Not dangerous]
Syn. innocent, innocuous, innoxious; see harmless 2 .
3. [Reliable]
Syn. trustworthy, Dependable, competent; see reliable 1 , 2 .
Syn.- safe implies freedom from or escape from damage, danger, or injury or from the risk of damage, etc. [ reached the fort safe and sound ] ; secure , often interchangeable with safe , is now usually applied to something about which there is no need to feel apprehension [ he feels secure in his job ] n.
Syn. strongbox, coffer, chest, repository, vault, case, reliquary, safe-deposit box, safety-deposit box.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
strongbox, safety-deposit box, money box, vault.
1. secure *out of harm's way, out of danger, *out of the woods, safe and sound, sheltered, protected, guarded, invulnerable, *home free, *in the clear, impregnable.
2. harmless innocent, innocuous, tame, risk-free, okay, secure, sure.
3. cautious careful, conservative, wary, prudent, reliable, dependable, circumspect, guarded.
ANT.: 1. in danger, in peril, *on thin ice, vulnerable. 2. harmful, dangerous, risky. 3. imprudent, out of control
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Free from danger, injury, or the threat of harm: unharmed, unhurt, uninjured, unscathed. Idiom: safe and sound. See SAFETY. 2. Affording protection: secure. See SAFETY.

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