Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The property of being safe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being safe; freedom from hazard, danger, harm, or loss; safety; security; as the safeness of an experiment, of a journey, or of a possession.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being safe or of conferring safety.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being safe

Etymologies

safe +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • His method of accomplishing this feat proves what we have just said of his "safeness" -- he sounded the chute first, and then built a fire at the head of the island to run by.

    Mark Twain, a Biography. Complete

  • Most will lack the talent/coordination/urge for organized sports, and few will have much social activity, prefering the "safeness" of their computers to the aspect of rejection.

    Computer Underground Digest Volume 3, Issue #3.01

  • Thus there is this lingering cloud of "safeness", if not for the characters, then for the state of affairs for mankind.

    SF Signal

  • The safeness of many older model shotguns with full choke is iffy with steel shot.

    favorite shotgun for trap and upland birds?

  • The Entire City is named after a Max Ernst painting, and Walling casts her metropolis as both comfort and threat; the safeness and succor of Concrete Mother becomes suffocating claustrophobia on Nest, with its suspense-filled percussion, and the war-like rush of the eponymous track becomes stark isolation on Changelings.

    Gazelle Twin: The Entire City – review

  • Deer drives, especially with rifles, are very dangerous, unless you are sure of the safeness of your fellow hunters.

    Has any of you guys ever been shot?

  • As long as that mechanism remains in place, we believe there will be no problems regarding the safeness of EFSF securities.

    Japan: Won't Forsake Europe Despite Downgrade Risk

  • But when my friend presented me with her silicone alternative, all feelings of safeness and ease were chucked out the window and a sinking feeling overwhelmed me.

    Facing My Fear of Silicone Bakeware

  • In fact, in researching the safeness and edibility of dandelions, I found that most wild plant foragers won't gather anything unless there are dandelions growing in the area.

    Dandy Dandelions

  • I want to curl up in a ball, and retreat to the safeness of Canada, to the nest.

    Karin Kloosterman: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Is An Ancient Story

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