Escort meaning

ĕskôrt
To accompany or guide, especially as an escort.

The usher escorted me to the front row.

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One or more persons (or cars, ships, airplanes, etc.) accompanying another or others to give protection or show honor.
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A sex worker who does not operate in a brothel, but with whom clients make appointments; a call girl or male equivalent.
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The act of accompanying a person, conveyance, or group as an escort.

Jets flying in escort alongside the president's airplane.

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Accompaniment by an escort.
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To go with as an escort; accompany to protect or show honor or courtesy to.
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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.

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An accompanying person in such group.
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A guard who travels with a dangerous person, for example a criminal, for the protection of others.
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A group of people attending as a mark of respect or honor.
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An accompanying person in a social gathering etc.
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Protection, care, or safeguard on a journey or excursion; as, to travel under the escort of a friend.
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To attend to in order to guard and protect; to accompany as a safeguard; to give honorable or ceremonious attendance to.
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To go with someone as a partner, for example on a formal date.
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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.

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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.

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Origin of escort

  • French escorte from Italian scorta from scorgere to guide from Vulgar Latin excorrigere Latin ex- ex- Latin corrigere to set right correct

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French escorte, Italian scorta a guard or guide, from scorgere to perceive, discern, lead, from Latin ex out, quite + corrigere to correct, set right. See correct.

    From Wiktionary