Simple Definition of rescue
: to save (someone or something) from danger or harm
Full Definition of rescue
Examples of rescue
The survivors were rescued by the Coast Guard.
<an all-out effort to rescue a beached whale>
Origin of rescue
Middle English rescouen, rescuen, from Anglo-French rescure, from re- + escure to shake off, from Latin excutere, from ex- + quatere to shake
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of rescue
RESCUE Defined for Kids
Headscratcher for rescue
Rescue and secure have the same letters and have related meanings. To rescue someone is to make them safe and secure from harm.
Definition of rescue
: an act of freeing someone or something from danger
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