safe house
noun Date: 1946 a place where one may engage in secret activities or take refuge

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  • safe house — Safe Safe, a. [Compar. {Safer}; superl. {Safest}.] [OE. sauf, F. sauf, fr. L. salvus, akin to salus health, welfare, safety. Cf. {Salute}, {Salvation}, {Sage} a plant, {Save}, {Salvo} an exception.] 1. Free from harm, injury, or risk; untouched… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • safe house — safe houses also safe house N COUNT You can refer to a building as a safe house when it is used as a place where someone can stay and be protected. Safe houses are often used by spies, criminals, or the police. ...a farm which operates as a safe… …   English dictionary

  • safe house — n a house where someone can hide and be protected. Safe houses are used especially by criminals hiding from the police, or by people who are being protected by the police …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • safe house — ► NOUN ▪ a house in a secret location, used by spies or criminals in hiding …   English terms dictionary

  • safe house — n. a house, apartment, etc. used as by an intelligence agency or underground organization as a refuge or hiding place for its agents …   English World dictionary

  • safe house — safe ,house noun count a building that is used for hiding people or protecting them from danger …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • safe house — safe′ house n. cvb an inconspicuous place for refuge or clandestine activities • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • safe house — noun a house used as a hiding place or refuge by members of certain organizations • Hypernyms: ↑house, ↑refuge, ↑sanctuary, ↑asylum * * * noun : a place where one may take refuge or engage in secret activities * * * a dwelling or building whose… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Safe house — *In law enforcement and intelligence jargon of intelligence agencies and police forces, a secured location, suitable for hiding witnesses, agents or other persons perceived as being in danger. *A place where people may go to avoid prosecution of… …   Wikipedia

  • safe house — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms safe house : singular safe house plural safe houses a building that is used for hiding people or protecting them from danger …   English dictionary

  • Safe House — Infobox Film | name = Safe House caption = DVD cover writer = Eric Steven Stahl John Schalter Sean McLain starring = Patrick Stewart Kimberly Williams Hector Elizondo music = Kevin Kiner cinematography = Vincent Donohue editing = Liza McDonald… …   Wikipedia

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