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SAFEGUARD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does safeguard mean? 

SAFEGUARD (noun)
  The noun SAFEGUARD has 2 senses:

1. a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
2. a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war

  Familiarity information: SAFEGUARD used as a noun is rare.


SAFEGUARD (verb)
  The verb SAFEGUARD has 2 senses:

1. make safe
2. escort safely

  Familiarity information: SAFEGUARD used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SAFEGUARD (noun)


Sense 1safeguard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

precaution; safeguard; guard

Context examples:

he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution / an insurance policy is a good safeguard / we let our guard down

Hypernyms ("safeguard" is a kind of...):

measure; step (any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "safeguard"):

backstop (a precaution in case of an emergency)

security; security measures (measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.)


Sense 2safeguard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

safe-conduct; safeguard

Hypernyms ("safeguard" is a kind of...):

pass; passport (any authorization to pass or go somewhere)


SAFEGUARD (verb)


Sense 1safeguard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make safe

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Hypernyms (to "safeguard" is one way to...):

protect (shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2safeguard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Escort safely

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "safeguard" is one way to...):

escort (accompany as an escort)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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