escort[es′kôrt′; for v. i skort′]
- The definition of an escort is something or someone who accompanies a person or thing, often for security or protection.
- An example of an escort is your date to a dance or other social event.
- An example of an escort is a police officer who brings a person into court so that the press can't hound him.
- An example of an escort are the cars accompanying the President's vehicle when he travels.
- To escort is defined as to go along with someone or something.
- An example of escort is when you take someone to a dance.
- An example of escort is what a body guard does when he walks with the President.
- one or more persons (or cars, ships, airplanes, etc.) accompanying another or others to give protection or show honor
- a man or boy accompanying a woman or girl, as to a party
- a person, esp. a woman, employed through a business () to act as a date for a social activity, often, specif., covert illicit sexual activity
- accompaniment by an escort
Origin of escortFrench escorte ; from Italian scorta ; from scorgere, to perceive, lead ; from Late Latin an unverified form excorrigere ; from Classical Latin ex-, out + corrigere, to set right, correct
to go with as an escort; accompany to protect or show honor or courtesy to
Origin of escortFr escorter < It scortare
- a. One or more persons accompanying another to guide, protect, or show honor.b. A man who is the companion of a woman, especially on a social occasion.c. A person, often a prostitute, who is hired to spend time with another as a companion.
- a. One or more vehicles accompanying another vehicle to guide, protect, or honor its passengers.b. One or more warships or planes used to defend or protect other craft from enemy attack.
- The act of accompanying a person, conveyance, or group as an escort: jets flying in escort alongside the president's airplane.
transitive verbes·cort·ed, es·cort·ing, es·corts
To accompany or guide, especially as an escort: The usher escorted me to the front row. See Synonyms at accompany.
Origin of escortFrench escorte, from Italian scorta, from scorgere, to guide, from Vulgar Latin *excorrigere : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin corrigere, to set right; see correct.
- A group of people, especially armed people, who go with a person of distinction for the sake of providing safety to them when on a journey;
- The troops of my escort marched at the ordinary rate. -Burke.
- An accompanying person in such group
- A guard who travels with a dangerous person, for example a criminal, for the protection of others
- A group of people attending as a mark of respect or honor
- An accompanying person in a social gathering etc.
- Protection, care, or safeguard on a journey or excursion; as, to travel under the escort of a friend.
- A sex worker who does not operate in a brothel, but with whom clients make appointments; a call girl or male equivalent.
(third-person singular simple present escorts, present participle escorting, simple past and past participle escorted)