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Definition of ESCORT

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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 esp. with reference to journeys or excursions on land; as, to escort a public functionary, or a lady; to escort a baggage wagon.

     Syn: To accompany; attend. See {Accompany}.
          [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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 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. [1913 Webster]

              The troops of my escort marched at the ordinary rate.                                 --Burke. [1913 Webster]

     2. Protection, care, or safeguard on a journey or excursion; as, to travel under the escort of a friend. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

57 Moby Thesaurus words for "escort":
     accompany, attend, attendant, bear, beau, bodyguard, boyfriend, bring, carry, cavalier, chaperon, cicerone, companion, company, conduct, conductor, consort with, convoy, cortege, date, direct, duenna, entourage, esquire, fellow, fellow traveler, gallant, gentleman-at-arms, guard, guardian, guards, guardsman, guide, lead, leader, marshal, pilot, praetorian guard, protect, protection, protector, retinue, route, safe-conduct, safeguard, see, shepherd, show, squire, steer, swain, take out, usher, vis-a-vis, wait on, watch over, yeoman

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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