from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that serves as protection or a guard.
- n. A mechanical device designed to prevent accidents.
- n. A safe-conduct.
- n. A protective stipulation, as in a contract.
- n. A precautionary measure.
- transitive v. To ensure the safety of; protect. See Synonyms at defend.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense
- n. a safe-conduct, especially in time of war
- v. to protect, to keep safe
- v. to escort safely
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, defends or protects; defense; protection.
- n. A convoy or guard to protect a traveler or property.
- n. A pass; a passport; a safe-conduct.
- transitive v. To guard; to protect.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Safe-keeping; defense; protection.
- n. Safety.
- n. One who or that which protects.
- n. Specifically— A convoy or guard to protect a traveler or merchandise.
- n. A passport; a warrant of secnrity given by authority of a government or a commanding officer to protect the person and property of a stranger or an enemy, or by a commanding officer to protect against the operations of his forces persons or property within the limits of his command; formerly, a protection granted to a stranger in prosecuting his rights in due course of law.
- n. An outer petticoat for women's wear, intended to save their clothes from dust, etc., when on horseback or in other ways exposed to the weather. Also, contracted, saggard.
- n. A rail-guard at railway switches and crossings.
- n. A contrivance attached to a locomotive, designed to throw stones and other light obstructions from the rails.
- n. In ceramics, a saggar.
- n. In zoology, a monitor-lizard. See monitor, 6.
- To guard; protect.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make safe
- n. a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
- v. escort safely
- n. a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war
From safe + guard (Wiktionary)