Definitions of rescue

  1. take forcibly from legal custody, as of prisoners
  2. take forcibly from legal custody; " rescue prisoners"
  3. To free or deliver from any confinement, violence, danger, or evil; to liberate from actual restraint; to remove or withdraw from a state of exposure to evil; as, to rescue a prisoner from the enemy; to rescue seamen from destruction.
  4. The act of rescuing; deliverance from restraint, violence, or danger; liberation.
  5. The forcible retaking, or taking away, against law, of things lawfully distrained.
  6. The forcible liberation of a person from an arrest or imprisonment.
  7. The retaking by a party captured of a prize made by the enemy.
  8. Deliverance from danger, imprisonment, or violence.
  9. To set free from danger, imprisonment, or violence; save.
  10. Rescuer.
  11. To free from danger or violence: to deliver: to liberate.
  12. The act of rescuing: deliverance from violence or danger: forcible release from arrest or imprisonment:- pr. p. rescuing; pa. t. and pa. p. rescued.
  13. Act of rescuing; release.
  14. To deliver; liberate.
  15. To deliver from danger or harm; liberate; save.
  16. The act of rescuing; deliverance.
  17. Deliverance from restraint, violence, or danger; foreible seizure or release from the custody of the law.
  18. To free from any confinement, danger, or evil.
  19. To set free from danger or restraint; to deliver from evil in any way; to recapture; to liberate.
  20. Deliverance from danger or restraint; release; liberation; recapture; in law, the forcible taking away against law of things lawfully distrained.

Usage examples for rescue

  1. It did not occur to me that anyone would attempt our rescue, else why had they not done it long ere this? – Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew by Robert McReynolds
  2. It was Hope who came to his rescue. – A Gentleman from Mississippi by Thomas A. Wise
  3. Know, Spaniard, that I do this at great risk, for if we are caught, it is a chance but that I myself shall have to suffer those things from which I hope to rescue you. – Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard
  4. I thought there would have been a rescue- party long before now. – Patsy by S. R. Crockett
  5. We instantly pulled to the rescue, and were thankful to find that not a man was killed, though some of them were a little hurt, and all had received a terrible fright. – Fighting the Whales by R.M. Ballantyne
  6. Could he rescue them? – Tales by Polish Authors by Various
  7. It is not every day that a millionaire comes to the rescue just when he is wanted, but this Mr Hilliard certainly seems the right man in the right place. – Pixie O'Shaughnessy by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  8. Harvey was near Beth, but made no effort to rescue her. – A Little Florida Lady by Dorothy C. Paine
  9. " Mary O'Connor," Bull shouted again, " a friend is here to rescue you. – With Moore At Corunna by G. A. Henty
  10. Did you see how I came to his rescue? – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  11. You had to rescue me as well as Wyndham. – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  12. The rescue is accomplished; Mascha is saved. – Boris Lensky by Ossip Schubin
  13. Mrs. Van Shaw rose and went out of the room, leaving Mrs. Douglas and Helen staring at Van Shaw and wondering how he had not heard the news of his rescue by Bauer. – The High Calling by Charles M. Sheldon
  14. But Nancy came to the rescue. – Judy of York Hill by Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
  15. Adam Spencer to the Rescue When all others had left the hall Gamelyn appealed to old Adam Spencer, the steward of the household, a loyal old servant who had known Sir John of the Marches, and had watched the boy grow up. – Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
  16. Every one thought it very odd, and if my dear sister hadn't come to the rescue they would have locked me up- they would indeed!" – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  17. Do come to my rescue. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  18. Hadst thou not better try to rescue him? – The Rival Heirs being the Third and Last Chronicle of Aescendune by A. D. Crake
  19. " No, indeed," answered Ned, " we must rescue the giant." – The Magic Soap Bubble by David Cory
  20. Gatewood, where my wife, whom I sought to rescue from slavery, was living. – Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave, Written by Himself by Henry Bibb