1. Wearily; heavily; firmly. [Obs.]
In go the spears full sadly in arest.Chaucer.
2. Seriously; soberly; gravely. [Obs.]
To tell thee sadly, shepherd, without blameMilton.
Or our neglect, we lost her as we came.
3. Grievously; deeply; sorrowfully; miserably. "He sadly suffers in their grief." Dryden.
1. Heaviness; firmness. [Obs.]
2. Seriousness; gravity; discretion. [Obs.]
Her sadness and her benignity.Chaucer.
3. Quality of being sad, or unhappy; gloominess; sorrowfulness; dejection.
Dim sadness did not spareMilton.
That time celestial visages.
Syn. Sorrow; heaviness; dejection. See Grief.
(||Sadr) n. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Ziziphus (Z. lotus); so called by the Arabs of Barbary,
who use its berries for food. See Lotus (b).
(||Saeng"er*fest) n. [G. sängerfest.] A festival of singers; a German singing festival.
(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 or unthreatened by danger or injury; unharmed; unhurt; secure; whole; as,
safe from disease; safe from storms; safe from foes. "And ye dwelled safe." 1 Sam. xii. 11.
They escaped all safe to land.Acts xxvii. 44.
Established in a safe, unenvied throne.Milton.
2. Conferring safety; securing from harm; not exposing to danger; confining securely; to be relied upon; not
dangerous; as, a safe harbor; a safe bridge, etc. "The man of safe discretion." Shak.
The King of heaven hath doomedMilton.
This place our dungeon, not our safe retreat.
3. Incapable of doing harm; no longer dangerous; in secure care or custody; as, the prisoner is safe.
But Banquo's safe?Shak. Safe hit (Baseball), a hit which enables the batter to get to first base even if no error is made by the
Ay, my good lord, safe in a ditch he bides.
Syn. Secure; unendangered; sure.
(Safe) n. A place for keeping things in safety. Specifically: (a) A strong and fireproof receptacle
(as a movable chest of steel, etc., or a closet or vault of brickwork) for containing money, valuable papers,
or the like. (b) A ventilated or refrigerated chest or closet for securing provisions from noxious animals