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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v safeguard make safe
    • v safeguard escort safely
    • n safeguard a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc. "he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution","an insurance policy is a good safeguard","we let our guard down"
    • n safeguard a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Safeguard A convoy or guard to protect a traveler or property.
    • Safeguard A pass; a passport; a safe-conduct.
    • Safeguard One who, or that which, defends or protects; defense; protection. "Thy sword, the safeguard of thy brother's throne."
    • v. t Safeguard To guard; to protect.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n safeguard Safe-keeping; defense; protection.
    • n safeguard Safety.
    • n safeguard One who or that which protects.
    • n safeguard Specifically— A convoy or guard to protect a traveler or merchandise.
    • n safeguard 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 safeguard 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 safeguard A rail-guard at railway switches and crossings.
    • n safeguard A contrivance attached to a locomotive, designed to throw stones and other light obstructions from the rails.
    • n safeguard In ceramics, a saggar.
    • n safeguard In zoology, a monitor-lizard. See monitor, 6.
    • safeguard To guard; protect.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Safeguard he who, or that which, guards or renders safe: protection: a guard, passport, or warrant to protect a traveller: a rail-guard at railway switches:
    • Safeguard (zool.) a monitor lizard
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  • Marie Carmichael Stopes
    Marie Carmichael Stopes
    “An impersonal and scientific knowledge of the structure of our bodies is the surest safeguard against prurient curiosity and lascivious gloating.”
  • George Orwell
    “One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome illness indeed.”
  • Edward Everett
    Edward Everett
    “Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.”
  • Adam Smith
    “Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “Unionism, seldom if ever, uses such powers as it has to ensure better work; almost always it devotes a large part of that power to safeguard bad work.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Safe = guard,: cf. F. sauvegarde,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. sauf—L. salvus; prob. allied to solus.


In literature:

Constitutions and laws do not safeguard liberty.
"Crime: Its Cause and Treatment" by Clarence Darrow
Persecution was the safeguard of sincerity, the fire of purification, from which men's spirits came forth pure gold.
"Ireland, Historic and Picturesque" by Charles Johnston
He always knew that his great safeguard was the affection of Russell.
"Eric" by Frederic William Farrar
Education without morality is no safeguard.
"American Missionary, Vol. XLII., May, 1888., No. 5" by Various
The closed carriage invited suspicion, but it was a great safeguard.
"The Mystery of 31 New Inn" by R. Austin Freeman
These are safeguards placed in existing channels of navigation.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Polk" by Compiled by James D. Richardson
Nature surrounds you with safeguards, and interposes obstacles for your own protection and good.
"Clairvoyance and Occult Powers" by Swami Panchadasi
He had spent much time in safeguarding family secrets.
"The Moon Rock" by Arthur J. Rees
There can be no doubt that such slayings are effected to safeguard the tribe.
"Through the Mackenzie Basin" by Charles Mair
Keep it precious till then; it is your only safeguard.
"Strange True Stories of Louisiana" by George Washington Cable
They called them the safeguards of the state, the protectors of the city and empire of Rome.
"History of Rome, Vol III" by Titus Livius
These are indeed excellent things, and safeguards to the nation.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
Grim bade him come thither if he should have any need of safeguard.
"The Story of Grettir The Strong" by Translated by Eirikr Magnusson and William Morris
In noble souls, admiration of this divine phenomenon will always be a safeguard to protect them from infidelity.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
The real question is not as to the merits of vivisection, but as to the proper safeguards with which the law should surround it.
"The Making of Arguments" by J. H. Gardiner
But these negative statements only safeguard against mistakes by telling us what to avoid.
"The Unfolding Life" by Antoinette Abernethy Lamoreaux
I think that I have never had any such relations simply because I have in a way been safeguarded from them.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
It will be a safeguard against the follies and the false interests of life.
"The Christian Home" by Samuel Philips
What safeguard can such a Second Chamber be to the commercial interests of this country?
"Liberalism and the Social Problem" by Winston Spencer Churchill
If neither stones nor logs are available, dig a circle of fresh earth as a safeguard and have the fire in its centre.
"On the Trail" by Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard

In poetry:

Our son Eindride
Safeguards his father,
Who goes in fearless
The King defying.
"Bergliot" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Tenderest Herald of the sky,
Nature's safeguard from perdition,
Friend of sweet, tho' tearful eye,
Call'd by angels meek Contrition--
"Hymn To Contrition." by William Hayley
No distance can outreach Thine eye,
No night obscure Thy endless day;
Be this my comfort when I sigh,
Be this my safeguard when I stray.
"God near in Sorrow" by John Bowring
No distance can outreach Thine eye,
No night obscure Thine endless day:
Be this my comfort when I sigh,
Be this my safeguard when I stray.
"Summer: Monday Morning" by John Bowring
Hail, men-o'-war's men — safeguards of your nation
Here is an end, at last, of all privation;
You've got your pay — spare all you can afford
To welcome Little Buttercup on board.
"HMS Pinafore: Act I" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Remember, O first of the maritime folk,
how the rise of your greatness began. It will live if you safeguard the round-the-world road
from the shame of a selfish ban;
For the glory of ships is a light on the sea,
and a star in the story of man!
"The Glory of Ships" by Henry Van Dyke

In news:

Nevada threatens to break up it's forty-year partnership with California to safeguard Lake Tahoe.
Premier community safeguarded with cellular-based system.
Buy NEW Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus 2011 from PC Tools to safeguard your PC from Cybercriminals.
These are some of the principles the United States should embrace in order to "safeguard US satellites and protect space," according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Safeguarding the Funeral Practitioner .
OXFORD – Vicky House's purpose as Oxford Historian will be to safeguard, preserve and continue the work of her predecessor, Charlotte Stafford.
Features SafeGuard SmartFrame technology that protects belted and unbelted passengers.
People learn some strategies for safeguarding their business and keeping their doors open.
One way to safeguard such devices is through tracking software. is committed to safeguarding your privacy online.
Emerging threats present new challenges for safeguarding data.
Safeguard against hazardous slips and falls on the porch steps with several stripes of homemade sand paint.
Try these simple tricks to help safeguard your vision, prevent painful dry eye, and more.
CIOs, responsible for leading the growth agenda through innovation, must recognize the importance of intellectual property (IP) and take ownership of safeguarding it.
We ask you to join us in a campaign of epic scope and critical urgency a campaign to safeguard "America's Best Idea," our national parks, for another century.

In science:

Monte Carlo application you have on hand; there can at best be only safeguards: carry out certain tests of randomness, like the uniformity test, correlation tests, run test, the tests based on embedding the sequence in phase space through construction of delay vectors or any other sophisticated tests you may think of.
Monte Carlo: Basics
Park and Miller with Bays-Durham shuffle and added safeguards, see .
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
L’Ecuyer with Bays-Durham shuffle and added safeguards, see .
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
We note that the convexity condition together with the extensive nature of the GS energy suffice to demonstrate the so-called subadditivity condition97) which safeguards the system against explosion.
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions
The relevance of the measurement for reactor safeguards depends on the period over which the antineutrino data is acquired.
Monitoring the Thermal Power of Nuclear Reactors with a Prototype Cubic Meter Antineutrino Detector
However, the relevant point for the current analysis is that the effect is small over the hour to month time scales of interest for safeguards-related thermal power monitoring.
Monitoring the Thermal Power of Nuclear Reactors with a Prototype Cubic Meter Antineutrino Detector
Our experience is that the simplicity of the detector design will play a key, even decisive role in determining whether this technology is adopted by the IAEA or other safeguards regimes.
Monitoring the Thermal Power of Nuclear Reactors with a Prototype Cubic Meter Antineutrino Detector
The severe drawback of the private key cryptosystem is that the parties have to safeguard the key transmission from being eavesdropped. A public key cryptosystem invented in the 1970s requires no sharing secret key in advance.
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information
Saab et al., AIP Proc. 605, 497 (2002). Although software safeguards to enforce the blinding scheme did not work as intended, the blinding policy itself remained in effect, and we exercised care not to obtain any information from inside the WIMP-search signal region.
Limits on spin-independent WIMP-nucleon interactions from the two-tower run of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search
One of the most salient features of Wikipedia and an essential safeguard against vandalism is the ability of administrators to block users.
A Wikipedia Literature Review
Safeguards against false positives is not the unique purpose of testing.
A comprehensive error rate for multiple testing
When comparing multiple comparison procedures, one must set a common measure of performance and a common measure for the safeguards against false positives.
A comprehensive error rate for multiple testing
For this purpose, we use the average power as our measure of performance and the expected number of false positives as a measure of the safeguard against false rejections.
A comprehensive error rate for multiple testing
It should rather be viewed as a safeguard against accidentally missing an important property.
What Good Are Strong Specifications?
But this safeguard is needed in case that Algorithm 3.1 generates an internal eigevalue.
A Globally and Quadratically Convergent Algorithm with Efficient Implementation for Unconstrained Optimization