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Meaning of ESCORT

Pronunciation:  [n]'eskort, [v]e'skort, 'es`kort

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them
  2. [n]  someone who escorts and protects a prominent person
  3. [n]  a participant in a date; "his date never stopped talking"
  4. [n]  an attendant who is employed to accompany someone
  5. [v]  accompany as an escort
  6. [v]  accompany or escort; "I'll see you to the door"

ESCORT is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: accompaniment, bodyguard, date, esquire, see
 See Also: accompany, appointment, associate, attendant, attender, beefeater, blind date, chaperon, chaperone, color guard, companion, comrade, convoy, convoy, defender, engagement, familiar, fellow, guard, guard of honor, guardian, guide, honor guard, outrider, Praetorian Guard, protection, protector, safeguard, shielder, squire, tender, usher, yeoman, yeoman of the guard



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Es"cort\, n. [F. escorte, It. scorta a guard or guide,
    fr. scorgere to perceive, discern, lead, fr. L. ex out, quite
    + corrigere to correct, set right. See {Correct}.]
    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.
  2. \Es*cort"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Escorted}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Escorting}.] [Cf. F. escorter, It. scortare. See
    {Escort}, n.]
    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.
    Syn: To accompany; attend. See {Accompany}.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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