Definition of rescue
rescuableplay \-ə-bəl\ adjective
Examples of rescue in a sentence
The survivors were rescued by the Coast Guard.
<an all-out effort to rescue a beached whale>
Origin and Etymology 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 English Language Learners
Definition of rescue for English Language Learners
: to save (someone or something) from danger or harm
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 for Students
: an act of freeing someone or something from danger
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