[n] a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
[n] a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war
[v] make safe
[v] escort safely
\Safe"guard`\, n. [Safe = guard: cf. F. sauvegarde.]
1. One who, or that which, defends or protects; defense; protection. --Shak. Thy sword, the safeguard of thy brother's throne. --Granville.
2. A convoy or guard to protect a traveler or property.
3. A pass; a passport; a safe-conduct. --Shak.
\Safe"guard`\, v. t. To guard; to protect. --Shak.