- a group of persons, or a single person, accompanying another or others for protection, guidance, or courtesy: An escort of sailors accompanied the queen.
- an armed guard, as a body of soldiers or ships: The president traveled with a large escort of motorcycle police.
- a man or boy who accompanies a woman or girl in public, as to a social event.
- protection, safeguard, or guidance on a journey: to travel without escort.
- to attend or accompany as an escort.
Origin of escort
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Examples from the Web for escorted
As a precaution against a possible disturbance, the ferry was escorted by a police boat, its blue lights flashing.‘I Can’t Breathe!’ ‘I Can’t Breathe!’ A Moral Indictment of Cop Culture
December 4, 2014
After his performance, she claims she was escorted to the green room and stayed after the rest of the people there left.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004
November 24, 2014
The papers allege that Hayden escorted J.W. down a number of hallways.Rape, Lies & Videotape in Ferguson
November 18, 2014
We were escorted off the base, and they threatened to take our passports (and who knows what else) if we returned.China Doesn't Want You to See the Internet Addiction Film 'Web Junkie'
Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia
August 9, 2014
The airdrop mission consisted of a C-17 and two C-130 aircraft that were escorted by two F-18 fighters.Obama’s Iraq Plan Has a Killer Flaw—and Airstrikes Alone May Not Save It
August 8, 2014
Thus leaning on his uncle, he was escorted back to the hostel.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
They escorted him all the way to his eighty-thousand-dollar home.A Night Out
He seemed to have escorted the other to the spot, and then to have left him there to do the job single-handed.The Secret Agent
Dinney and Hunkie escorted Gloria to the end of the street and back.Gloria and Treeless Street
Annie Hamilton Donnell
Whom Defarge escorted to the top of the stairs, and, leaving seated there, returned.A Tale of Two Cities
- one or more persons, soldiers, vehicles, etc, accompanying another or others for protection, guidance, restraint, or as a mark of honour
- a man or youth who accompanies a woman or girlhe was her escort for the evening
- a person, esp a young woman, who may be hired to accompany another for entertainment, etc
- (as modifier)an escort agency
- (tr) to accompany or attend as an escort
Word Origin and History for escorted
1570s, in military sense, from Middle French escorte (16c.), from Italian scorta, literally "a guiding," from scorgere "to guide," from Vulgar Latin *excorrigere, from ex- "out" (see ex-) + corrigere "set right" (see correct). The sense of "person accompanying another to a social occasion" is 1936.
1708, from escort (n.); social sense is from 1890. Related: Escorted; escorting.