Safely
Safely \Safe"ly\, adv. In a safe manner; danger, injury, loss, or evil consequences. [1913 Webster]

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  • safely — late 13c., from SAFE (Cf. safe) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • safely — safe|ly [ seıfli ] adverb ** 1. ) in a way that is not likely to cause damage, injury, or harm: Police have issued a reminder to all motorists to drive safely. 2. ) in a way that gives protection from being hurt, damaged, or stolen: Keep plastic… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • safely — [[t]se͟ɪfli[/t]] 1) ADV GRADED: usu ADV with v If something is done safely, it is done in a way that makes it unlikely that anyone will be harmed. The waste is safely locked away until it is no longer radioactive... Drive safely, he said and… …   English dictionary

  • safely */*/ — UK [ˈseɪflɪ] / US adverb 1) in a way that is not likely to cause damage, injury, or harm Remember to drive safely. 2) in a way that gives protection from being hurt, damaged, or stolen Keep plastic bags safely out of the reach of children. The… …   English dictionary

  • safely — [ˈseɪfli] adv 1) in a way that will not cause damage or harm Remember to drive safely.[/ex] Keep plastic bags safely out of the reach of children.[/ex] 2) without being damaged, hurt, or lost All the children have been returned safely to their… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • safely — safe|ly [ˈseıfli] adv in a way that is safe ▪ Drive safely! ▪ I think we can safely assume that she will pass the exam …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • safely — adverb In a safe manner; using caution above all else. With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one only a small fraction of the data …   Wiktionary

  • safely — adv. Safely is used with these verbs: ↑arrive, ↑assume, ↑confine, ↑cross, ↑deliver, ↑drive, ↑eject, ↑escape, ↑evacuate, ↑install, ↑invest, ↑land, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • safely — safe ► ADJECTIVE 1) protected from danger or risk. 2) not causing or leading to harm or injury. 3) (of a place) affording security or protection. 4) often derogatory cautious and unenterprising: a safe choice. 5) (of an assertion, verdict, bet,… …   English terms dictionary

  • safely — adverb with safety; in a safe manner (Freq. 6) we are safely out of there …   Useful english dictionary

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