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Definitions of escort

  1. the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them
  2. someone who escorts and protects a prominent person
  3. a participant in a date; " his date never stopped talking"
  4. accompany or escort; " I'll see you to the door"
  5. accompany as an escort
  6. accompany as an escort; " She asked her older brother to escort her to the ball"
  7. 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.
  8. Protection, care, or safeguard on a journey or excursion; as, to travel under the escort of a friend.
  9. 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.
  10. To accompany.
  11. A guide: an attendant: a guard: a body of armed men as a guard.
  12. To attend as a guard.
  13. An attendant; a guard.
  14. To accompany and guard; conduct; convoy.
  15. A guard accompanying a person or property in transit; an attendant; safeguard; protection.
  16. A guard; a body of armed men which attends an officer, or baggage, provisions, or munitions conveyed by land from place to place, to protect them; protection or safeguard on a journey or excursion; body of attendants.
  17. To attend and guard on a journey or excursion; to accompany as escort.
  18. A body of armed men to attend or protect any person of distinction on a journey; a guard for the safety of baggage, & c.
  19. To attend as a guard on a journey; to accompany; to attend and guard anything conveyed by land.
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Usage examples for escort

  1. Webb and Gleason went out with small escort last night, so the despatches say. – Marion's Faith. by Charles King
  2. Somewhere, back there on the road my escort is probably walking toward Cedarcrest; or, perhaps, away from it. – The Last Woman by Ross Beeckman
  3. It was well that we were ready to act tonight, for orders were received this afternoon that you should be sent up under an escort tomorrow. – Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden by G. A. Henty
  4. " Wait here," he said, " until I have spoken to the Sergeant, and I will escort you to my house. – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  5. Hester declared that she too would walk, and carelessly accepted Stephen's escort. – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  6. She rose from her seat, turning towards Rob to claim his escort; but before she had time to speak, Hector's arm was thrust forward, and Hector's voice protested eagerly: Let me take you. – More About Peggy by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
  7. Not long after the party first came in sight, the French and their escort were at the gate of The Briars. – Napoleon's Young Neighbor by Helen Leah Reed
  8. Have the convoys an escort? – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  9. " Permit us to escort you to the chateau before the ladies see you. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  10. I thought you would be going home, and that you would let me escort you to your own door. – Mary Gray by Katharine Tynan
  11. When he went forth by day, attended by an escort of cavalry, the doors and windows of houses had to be kept closed and no one was allowed on the streets. – The Hispanic Nations of the New World Volume 50 in The Chronicles Of America Series by William R. Shepherd
  12. " And, oh, yes," he added, " he's sending two of the palace soldiers to act as an escort- sort of guard of honor!" – Somewhere in France by Richard Harding Davis
  13. They stopped Joe's escort. – Space Platform by Murray Leinster
  14. Let a dozen men escort me to the Palace. – The Strong Arm by Robert Barr
  15. A moment later Bianca Zoli appeared to escort their distinguished visitor downstairs. – The Red Cross Girls with Pershing to Victory by Margaret Vandercook
  16. " It's an escort we've been needin'. – A Yankee Flier in Italy by Rutherford G. Montgomery
  17. It seemed hardly probable that Rideau would turn north again without equipment or escort; and deciding that he would endeavor to escape from the colony before the authorities heard his pursuer's story, Dane determined to push on at once for Redmond's factory. – The League of the Leopard by Harold Bindloss
  18. He took her arm and proposed to escort her home. – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
  19. My job was done; all that was left was to escort my two prisoners to Adelaide. – The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon by José Maria Gordon
  20. No one amid all the hurrying soldiers took any notice of my escort save to glance at us. – In the Yellow Sea by Henry Frith
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