(noun, verb)


1. a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.

- an insurance policy is a good safeguard

Similar word(s): guard, precaution

Definition categories: act, measure, step

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

Definition categories: communication, pass, passport

Sentences with safeguard as a noun:

- Getting a flu shot is a good safeguard against illness.


1. make safe

Definition categories: competition, protect

2. escort safely

Definition categories: motion, escort

Sentences with safeguard as a verb:

- She kept a savings to safeguard against debt and emergencies.