Translation of "safe" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /seɪf/ us /seɪf/

A2 not dangerous

seguro, prudente
a safe driver
Air travel is generally very safe.

B1 not hurt or in danger

fuera de peligro, a salvo
She said that all the hostages were safe.
be as safe as houses

to be very safe

estar fuera de peligro
safely adverb /ˈseɪf·li/ /ˈseɪf·li/


con precaución
Drive safely!
noun uk /seɪf/ us /seɪf/

a strong metal box with locks where you keep money, jewellery, etc.

caja fuerte

(Translation of “safe” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /seif/

(opposite unsafe) protected, or free (from danger etc)

The children are safe from danger in the garden.

providing good protection

You should keep your money in a safe place.


The missing child has been found safe and well.

not likely to cause harm

These pills are safe for children.

(of a person) reliable

cauteloso, fiable
a safe driver
He’s a very fast driver, but he’s safe enough.
safeness noun

safely adverb

without harm or risk

seguramente, sin peligro, sin accidente (alguno)
He got home safely.
safety noun

the state of being safe

I worry about the children’s safety on these busy roads
a place of safety
(also adjective) safety goggles
safety helmet.
safeguard noun

anything that gives security or protection

salvaguardia, protección, garantía
a safeguard against burglary.
safety belt noun

a fixed belt in a car or aircraft used to keep a passenger from being thrown out of the seat in an accident, crash etc

cinturón de seguridad
safety lamp noun

a type of lamp used in mines that does not set fire to any inflammable gases there.

lámpara de seguridad
safety measures noun plural

medidas de seguridad
They took safety measures to prevent another accident.
safety-pin noun

a pin that has a cover over its point when it is closed.

safety valve noun

a valve eg on a pressure cooker that opens if the pressure of the steam in it becomes too great.

válvula de seguridad
be on the safe side

to avoid risk or danger

por precaución, para mayor seguridad
I’ll lock the door just to be on the safe side.
safe and sound adjective


sano y salvo
He returned safe and sound.

(Translation of “safe” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)