- 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 unescorted
She knows well that Romney Lee is just the last man to let her drive on unescorted.Starlight Ranch
As though she were unescorted, she passed before him down the steps.The Kingdom Round the Corner
Kee had said she was high-handed, and might she not elect to go about unescorted at any hour?The Deep Lake Mystery
Lottie X 850 was again in this saloon with other unescorted women.Commercialized Prostitution in New York City
George Jackson Kneeland
He did not, and I shifted my gaze to find Miss Plinlimmon coming towards me unescorted.The Adventures of Harry Revel</p>
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
- not accompanied by an escort
- 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 unescorted
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.