What does safeguard mean?

Definitions for safeguardˈseɪfˌgɑrd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word safeguard.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. safe-conduct, safeguard(verb)

    a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war

  3. safeguard(verb)

    make safe

  4. safeguard(verb)

    escort safely


  1. safeguard(Noun)

    something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense

    Getting a flu shot is a good safeguard against illness.

  2. safeguard(Noun)

    a safe-conduct, especially in time of war

  3. safeguard(Verb)

    to protect, to keep safe

    She kept a savings to safeguard against debt and emergencies.

  4. safeguard(Verb)

    to escort safely

  5. Origin: From safe + guard

Webster Dictionary

  1. Safeguard(noun)

    one who, or that which, defends or protects; defense; protection

  2. Safeguard(noun)

    a convoy or guard to protect a traveler or property

  3. Safeguard(noun)

    a pass; a passport; a safe-conduct

  4. Safeguard(verb)

    to guard; to protect

  5. Origin: [Safe = guard: cf. F. sauvegarde.]


  1. Safeguard

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of safeguard in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of safeguard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Solitude, the safeguard of mediocrity.

  2. Cleobulus:

    Safeguard the health both of body and soul.

  3. Sameer Hinduja:

    You can do a lot on your own to safeguard your reputation.

  4. James Esseks of the ACLU:

    Religious freedom is a core American value we must safeguard.

  5. Edward Everett Hale:

    Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

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