escort


escort
I UK [ˈeskɔː(r)t] / US [ˈesˌkɔrt] noun [countable]
Word forms "escort":
singular escort plural escorts
1) a person or a group of people, vehicles, ships etc that go somewhere with another person, vehicle, ship etc in order to protect them or to prevent them from escaping

You should not visit the area without an escort.

2)
a) someone, especially a man, who goes with another person to a formal social event as their partner
b) someone who is paid to go out socially with another person. Escort is sometimes used as a polite way of referring to a prostitute.

II UK [ɪˈskɔː(r)t] / US [ɪˈskɔrt] verb [transitive]
Word forms "escort":
present tense I/you/we/they escort he/she/it escorts present participle escorting past tense escorted past participle escorted
1) to go somewhere with a person, vehicle, ship etc in order to protect them or to prevent them from escaping

Her bodyguards escorted her through the airport.

a battleship escorted by several smaller vessels

2) to go somewhere with someone in order to be certain that they arrive at the right place

She escorted him to the front door.

3) to go with someone to a formal social event as their partner

Denise was escorted by her uncle.


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  • Escort — may refer to: *Ford Escort (European), a motor vehicle *Ford Escort (North American), a motor vehicle *Escort vehicle, a vehicle that escorts oversize trucks or large vehicle convoys on highways *Escort, a 16 piece disco band based in Brooklyn,… …   Wikipedia

  • Escort — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • escort — [es′kôrt΄; ] for v. [ i skort′] n. [Fr escorte < It scorta < scorgere, to perceive, lead < LL * excorrigere < L ex , out + corrigere, to set right, CORRECT] 1. one or more persons (or cars, ships, airplanes, etc.) accompanying another …   English World dictionary

  • Escort — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Escort — bezeichnet: einen britischen Zerstörer der E Klasse im Zweiten Weltkriegs, siehe HMS Escort (H66) einen Pkw der Mittelklasse von Ford, siehe Ford Escort ein Callgirl oder einen Callboy, siehe männliche Prostitution sowie Begleitagentur ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • escort — [n] protection; accompaniment alarm clock*, attendant, beau, bird dog*, bodyguard, cavalier, chaperon, companion, company, consort, convoy, convoyer, cortege, date, entourage, fellow, friend, gallant, guard, guide, partner, protector, retinue,… …   New thesaurus

  • escort — ► NOUN 1) a person, vehicle, or group accompanying another to provide protection or as a mark of rank. 2) a person who accompanies a member of the opposite sex to a social event. ► VERB ▪ accompany as an escort. ORIGIN French escorte, from… …   English terms dictionary

  • escort — index consort, guardian, protect Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • escort — (n.) 1570s, in military sense, from M.Fr. escorte (16c.), from It. scorta, lit. a guiding, from scorgere to guide, from V.L. *excorrigere, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + corrigere set right (see CORRECT (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • escort — vb conduct, convoy, chaperon, *accompany, attend Analogous words: protect, shield, guard, safeguard, *defend: lead, *guide, pilot, steer …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • escort — is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable as a noun and on the second as a verb …   Modern English usage


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