Definition of "safeguard" []

  • One that serves as protection or a guard. (noun)
  • A mechanical device designed to prevent accidents. (noun)
  • A safe-conduct. (noun)
  • A protective stipulation, as in a contract. (noun)
  • A precautionary measure. (noun)
  • A person or thing that ensures protection against danger, damage, injury, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A document authorizing safe-conduct (noun)
  • To defend or protect (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "safeguard" in a sentence
  • "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."