Meaning of “safe haven” in the English Dictionary

"safe haven" in British English

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safe havennoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌseɪf ˈheɪ.vən/ us /ˌseɪf ˈheɪ.vən/

a place where you are protected from harm or danger:

As long as the UN soldiers were present, the city was regarded as a safe haven for the refugees.

(Definition of “safe haven” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"safe haven" in American English

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safe havennoun [ C ]

us /ˈseɪf ˈheɪ·vən/

(Definition of “safe haven” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"safe haven" in Business English

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safe havennoun [ C ]

uk us

FINANCE an investment that keeps its value, especially when other investments are falling or may fall in value:

The dollar was bought by investors looking for a safe haven.
a safe haven from sth Bond prices rose as dealers sought a safe haven from the problems in the equity markets.
safe-haven
adjective [ before noun ]

The Swiss franc has traditionally had a role as a safe-haven currency.

(Definition of “safe haven” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)