Definitions for safeguardˈseɪfˌgɑrd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
something that serves as a protection or defense.
a permit for safe passage.
a guard or convoy.
a mechanical device for ensuring safety.
(v.t.)to guard; protect; secure.
Origin of safeguard:
1325–75; ME savegarde (n.) safe conduct < MF salvegarde, sauvegarde. See safe , guard
precaution, safeguard, guard(noun)
a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
"he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution"; "an insurance policy is a good safeguard"; "we let our guard down"
a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sth you do to keep sth safe; = protection
safeguards to protect witnesses in criminal trials
to protect sth
actions we take to safeguard our homes; vaccines developed to safeguard children against common diseases
something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense
Getting a flu shot is a good safeguard against illness.
a safe-conduct, especially in time of war
to protect, to keep safe
She kept a savings to safeguard against debt and emergencies.
to escort safely
Origin: From safe + guard
one who, or that which, defends or protects; defense; protection
a convoy or guard to protect a traveler or property
a pass; a passport; a safe-conduct
to guard; to protect
In the technical language of the World Trade Organization system, a safeguard is used to restrain international trade in order to protect a certain home industry from foreign competition. A member may take a “safeguard” action to protect a specific domestic industry from an increase in imports of any product which is causing, or which is threatening to cause, serious injury to the domestic industry that produces like or directly competitive products.
Translations for safeguard
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
anything that gives security or protection
a safeguard against burglary.
- حَرَس، وِقايَهArabic
- salvaguardaPortuguese (BR)
- die SicherungGerman
- sikkerhed; beskyttelseDanish
- salvaguardia, protección, garantíaSpanish
- garantie (contre)French
- אֶמצַעֵי בְּטִיחוּתHebrew
- रक्षा, सुरक्षा, बचाव, परित्राणHindi
- aizsargierīce; drošības pasākumsLatvian
- beskyttelse, vern, sikkerhetstiltakNorwegian
- دفاع، ساتنه، په غاړه اخيستنه، حفاظتPashto
- pază (împotriva)Romanian
- мера предосторожностиRussian
- säkerhet[sanordning], skyddSwedish
- güvenlik önlemi, güvenceTurkish
- 保全措施Chinese (Trad.)
- гарантія; охоронаUkrainian
- حفظ ما تقدمUrdu
- cái để bảo vệVietnamese
- 保护措施Chinese (Simp.)
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