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Dictionary Definition

escort

Noun

1 someone who escorts and protects a prominent person [syn: bodyguard]
2 the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them [syn: accompaniment]
3 an attendant who is employed to accompany someone
4 a participant in a date; "his date never stopped talking" [syn: date]

Verb

1 accompany as an escort; "She asked her older brother to escort her to the ball"
2 accompany or escort; "I'll see you to the door" [syn: see]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

escorte, scorta a guard or guide, from scorgere to perceive, discern, lead, from ex out, quite + corrigere to correct, set right. See correct.

Noun

  1. A body of armed men to attend a person of distinction for the sake of affording safety when on a journey; one who conducts some one as an attendant; a guard, as of prisoners on a march; also, a body of persons, attending as a mark of respect or honor; -- applied to movements on land, as convoy is to movements at sea.
    The troops of my escort marched at the ordinary rate. -Burke.
  2. Protection, care, or safeguard on a journey or excursion; as, to travel under the escort of a friend.
  3. A Ford Escort

Translations

A body of armed men to attend a person of distinction for the sake of affording safety when on a journey
Protection, care, or safeguard on a journey or excursion
A Ford Escort

Verb

  1. To attend with a view to guard and protect; to accompany as safeguard; to give honorable or ceremonious attendance to; -- used esp. with reference to journeys or excursions on land; as, to escort a public functionary, or a lady; to escort a baggage wagon.

Synonyms

Translations

To attend with a view to guard and protect

Extensive Definition

Escort may refer to:
In military:
escort in German: Escort

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

accompany, attend, attendant, bear, beau, bodyguard, boyfriend, bring, carry, cavalier, chaperon, cicerone, companion, company, conduct, conductor, consort with, convoy, cortege, date, direct, duenna, entourage, esquire, fellow, fellow traveler, gallant, gentleman-at-arms, guard, guardian, guards, guardsman, guide, lead, leader, marshal, pilot, praetorian guard, protect, protection, protector, retinue, route, safe-conduct, safeguard, see, shepherd, show, squire, steer, swain, take out, usher, vis-a-vis, wait on, watch over, yeoman
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