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Meaning of SAFEGUARD

Pronunciation:  'seyf`gârd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
  2. [n]  a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war
  3. [v]  make safe
  4. [v]  escort safely

SAFEGUARD is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: precaution, safe-conduct
 See Also: escort, esquire, measure, pass, passport, protect, security, security measures, step



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Safe"guard`\, n. [Safe = guard: cf. F. sauvegarde.]
    1. One who, or that which, defends or protects; defense;
       protection. --Shak.
             Thy sword, the safeguard of thy brother's throne.
    2. A convoy or guard to protect a traveler or property.
    3. A pass; a passport; a safe-conduct. --Shak.
  2. \Safe"guard`\, v. t.
    To guard; to protect. --Shak.