Definition of safely in English:


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  • 1In a way that gives protection from danger or risk.

    ‘there is a memento she keeps safely stored away’
    • ‘the tender plants are safely tucked up for the winter’
    • ‘she wants to invest safely but strategically’
    • ‘We can safely put money on him to repeat his pre-match talk during the half-time as well.’
    • ‘After you have safely wrapped all disconnected light-fixture wires, you can turn the electricity back on.’
    • ‘The lions were safely contained within the zoological gardens nearby.’
    • ‘He is safely enmeshed in the webs of scholarship.’
    • ‘A silver chest was placed in her room and the magic cloak safely locked therein.’
    • ‘You need to check this record is correct, and keep it safely with your green enrolment form.’
    • ‘He was, at that moment, safely entrapped in the living room.’
    • ‘I think about my sixth-grade year spent safely ensconced in a lovely elementary school.’
    • ‘It is safely installed in its case and ready for viewing during the evening's opening reception.’
    • ‘I would hate for them to get all torn up so I think for now they will stay safely packed away.’
  • 2In a way that is not likely to cause or lead to harm or injury.

    ‘all of us have a responsibility to drive safely’
    • ‘a time when children could play safely on the streets’
    • ‘There is almost nowhere in there where they can safely walk without fear of being shot.’
    • ‘Historical highlights are the old railway viaducts and an old railway tunnel which you can safely ride into.’
    • ‘Join an online dating community where they claim you can safely meet and chat with a variety of individuals.’
    • ‘The aim of the content is to raise awareness and provide extensive information about how to go out clubbing and partying safely.’
    • ‘He joined nine others on a pioneering course to teach them how to climb safely during rescues.’
    • ‘The plane's five crew remained on board to help passengers escape safely.’
    • ‘Pupils are taught to use materials and tools safely.’
    • ‘Now they can't safely enter the town even in armoured vehicles.’
    • ‘The skate park would enable them to safely practise flips and spins without antagonising pedestrians or motorists.’
    • ‘We evacuated a number of houses within 25 metres of the premises, which allowed the squad to safely burn the substances.’
  • 3With confidence through being based on good reasons or evidence.

    ‘we can safely say that things are improving’
    • ‘you can safely assume I'm not going to resign’
    • ‘you can safely ignore that advice’
    • ‘We can safely state that there is no shortage.’
    • ‘With that terrible temper she owns, I can safely pronounce that I would not be astounded if she possessed other unmannered habits.’
    • ‘In the meantime, I can now safely announce that I am with child.’
    • ‘As a former self-defense instructor, I can safely affirm that the best way to avoid injury by an attacker is to fight back.’
    • ‘We can safely assert that complexity of the game does not necessarily grow with the size of the game.’
    • ‘It can be safely maintained that we are now heading for the formation of a fully fledged body of law in this area.’
    • ‘I can safely declare that there were many tears on both sides, in addition to promises that they would wait for each other.’
    • ‘Having experienced this level of service, I think I can safely recommend their products to you.’
    • ‘May I then safely disregard your views?’
    • ‘I think we can safely dismiss this one.’
  • 4Without being injured or harmed.

    ‘all crews have returned safely from their missions’
    • ‘we are relieved to have arrived safely’
    • ‘With no hydraulic fluid, they landed their 55 passengers safely by pouring all the lemonade on board into the jet's hydraulic system.’
    • ‘Two years after investigating the high-profile death, he is safely back on the political beat.’
    • ‘They are both safely home now.’
    • ‘Apollo 13 was delivered safely back to Earth thanks to amazing human ingenuity.’
    • ‘I safely relocated him to a spot where he won't be disturbed for the rest of the winter.’
    • ‘The passengers were safely transferred to Heathrow on alternative flights.’
    • ‘He's a brilliant private investigator with a reputation for bringing missing children safely home.’
    • ‘Some lawmakers want to speed up the process of getting the refugees safely to America.’
    • ‘The two officers were brought back safely early Wednesday with the help of the Coast Guard.’
    • ‘There was nothing that flight controllers could have done to bring home the shuttle safely.’



/ˈsāflē/ /ˈseɪfli/