Definitions of escape

  1. To flee and be secure from danger; to be passed without harm.
  2. To flee from; get out of the way of; to come safely out of; to avoid; to be unaffected by.
  3. To flee from: to pass unobserved: to evade.
  4. To evade; elude; shun by flight.
  5. To flee and get away from.
  6. To get clear from danger or evil of any form; to be passed without harm.
  7. To flee, and become secure from danger; - often followed by from or out of.
  8. To get free from that which confines or holds; - used of persons or things; as, to escape from prison, from arrest, or from slavery; gas escapes from the pipes; electricity escapes from its conductors.
  9. To get out of danger; to flow out; to slip away.
  10. To gain safety by flight; be left unharmed.
  11. run away from confinement; " The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"
  12. issue or leak, as from a small opening; " Gas escaped into the bedroom"
  13. fail to experience; " Fortunately, I missed the hurricane"
  14. To flee from and avoid; to be saved or exempt from; to shun; to obtain security from; as, to escape danger.
  15. To avoid the notice of; to pass unobserved by; to evade; as, the fact escaped our attention.
  16. To succeed in getting away from something; also, to elude notice.
  17. To free from and avoid without harm or unobserved; to avoid the danger of.
  18. nonperformance of something distasteful ( as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do; " his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible"; " that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"
  19. a means or way of escaping; " hard work was his escape from worry"; " they installed a second hatch as an escape"; " their escape route"
  20. an avoidance of danger or difficulty; " that was a narrow escape"
  21. a valve in a container in which pressure can build up ( as a steam boiler); it opens automatically when the pressure reaches a dangerous level
  22. a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild
  23. An apophyge.
  24. The act of fleeing from danger, of evading harm, or of avoiding notice; deliverance from injury or any evil; flight; as, an escape in battle; a narrow escape; also, the means of escape; as, a fire escape.
  25. That which escapes attention or restraint; a mistake; an oversight; also, transgression.
  26. The unlawful permission, by a jailer or other custodian, of a prisoner's departure from custody.
  27. Leakage or outflow, as of steam or a liquid.
  28. Leakage or loss of currents from the conducting wires, caused by defective insulation.
  29. A plant which has escaped from cultivation.
  30. A getting away from danger; flight; deliverance.
  31. Act of escaping: flight from danger or from prison.
  32. Act of fleeing from; avoidance of harm.
  33. A successful flight; deliverance from some evil.
  34. Issue, as of a fluid; leakage.
  35. The act of fleeing from danger; a being passed without receiving injury; excuse; subterfuge; an evasion of legal restraint or the custody of the sheriff, without due course of law. Escape- warrant, a process addressed to all sheriffs, & c., to capture a runaway prisoner.
  36. A getting away from danger; flight; excuse; evasion; subterfuge.
  37. A plant originally cultivated, now found wild.