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escort

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noun es·cort \ˈe-ˌskȯrt\

Definition of escort

  1. 1a (1) :  a person or group of persons accompanying another to give protection or as a courtesy (2) :  a man who goes with a woman to a social event (3) :  a woman or a man who is hired to go with someone to a social event —often used before another noun an escort service/agencyb :  a protective screen of warships or fighter planes or a single ship or plane used to fend off enemy attack from one or more vulnerable craft

  2. 2 :  accompaniment by a person or an armed protector (such as a ship)

Examples of escort in a Sentence

  1. Visitors are not allowed to enter the building without an escort.

  2. The bombers were protected by a fighter escort.

  3. Everyone was surprised when she arrived at the party without an escort.

Origin and Etymology of escort

Middle French escorte, from Italian scorta, from scorgere to guide, from Vulgar Latin *excorrigere, from Latin ex- + corrigere to make straight, correct — more at correct


First Known Use: 1579


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escort

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verb es·cort \i-ˈskȯrt, e-, ˈe-ˌskȯrt\

Definition of escort

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to accompany as an escort

Examples of escort in a Sentence

  1. Several fighters escorted the bombers back to base.

  2. a student from the college escorted my parents and me on our tour of the campus

1708

First Known Use of escort

1708


ESCORT Defined for English Language Learners

escort

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verb

Definition of escort for English Language Learners

  • : to go with (someone or something) to give protection or guidance


ESCORT Defined for Kids

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escort

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noun es·cort \ˈe-ˌskȯrt\

Definition of escort for Students

  1. 1 :  a person or group that accompanies someone to give protection or show courtesy a police escort

  2. 2 :  the man who goes with a woman to a social event


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escort

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verb es·cort \i-ˈskȯrt\

Definition of escort for Students

escorted

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escorting

  1. :  to accompany someone to protect or show courtesy



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