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Escort meaning

escort - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. accompany as an escort; " She asked her older brother to escort her to the ball"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. Protection, care, or safeguard on a journey or excursion; as, to travel under the escort of a friend.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. An attendant; a guard.

escort - examples of usage

  1. Irvine obtained a guide and an escort from Col. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  2. He was her escort on many occasions and decided to give a great ball in her honour. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. He could escort young ladies home of nights. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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