American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
- v. To ensure the safety of; protect. See Synonyms at defend.
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.
- 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
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- v. To guard; to protect.
- 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)
“In all horse sports, individual conscience is the main safeguard for the horses, but in modern racing, there is a reasonable amount of policing, especially at the larger tracks and with the bigger races.”
“Although this safeguard is built into the salary cap just for this reason, the psychology of players "losing" that escrow isn't going to sit well with them.”
“This safeguard is necessary and provides a modicum of editorial oversight and moderation.”
“China agreed in its Accession Protocol with the rest of the WTO members and the United States that such short term safeguard measures could be applied against them.”
“Without Borders is the best long term safeguard against any food deficit as the initiative would guarantee the movement of maize at any point from surplus to deficit areas, he said.”
“Some governments have argued that the only safeguard is for the nuclear powers to retain a great part of their stocks to act as a deterrent to aggression, that total abolition will only be safe when there is some new Geiger counter, some miraculous new instrument or method that will detect the faintly radioactive H-bomb behind its concrete shield.”
“For, look you, this protection of our lives and coast, this safeguard from the scourge of war, we have it now as much as you of England; you from the hardearned money that you pay, we as the peasant pensioners of your Imperial bounty.”
“(The) constitutional safeguard is a must to hinder any homophobic interpretations of those vague concepts in law such as ‘general morals’ or ’social values’ by barristers, who suffer from the very same social prejudices as many others in society.”
“The owner of the building, Heart of la Defense SAS, or Hold, and its parent company, Dame Luxembourg SARL, last week won the right to use so-called safeguard procedures, protection similar to the U.S.'s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.”
“The case was an emotional one, since the U.S. move made use of a so-called safeguard mechanism, spelled out in China ' s WTO accession agreement, that is unique to China and allows trading partners to restrict imports from it without meeting the same burden of proof required for other countries ' goods.”
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