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escort

[ noun es-kawrt; verb ih-skawrt ]
/ noun ˈɛs kɔrt; verb ɪˈskɔrt /
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noun

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.

verb (used with object)

to attend or accompany as an escort.

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RELATED WORDS

entourage, bodyguard, convoy, attendant, companion, protect, accompany, bring, drag, usher, carry, guide, steer, gallant, protector, retinue, cortege, consort, chaperon, beau

Nearby words

escoffier, georges auguste, escolar, escondido, esconson, escorial, escort, escort carrier, escort fighter, escribe, escritoire, escrow

Origin of escort

1570–80; < French < Italian scorta, derivative of scorgere to conduct < Vulgar Latin *excorrigere. See ex-1, correct
SYNONYMS FOR escort
Related formsun·es·cort·ed, adjectivewell-es·cort·ed, adjective

Synonym study

5. See accompany.
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escort


noun (ˈɛskɔːt)

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
  1. a person, esp a young woman, who may be hired to accompany another for entertainment, etc
  2. (as modifier)an escort agency

verb (ɪsˈkɔːt)

(tr) to accompany or attend as an escort

Word Origin for escort

C16: from French escorte, from Italian scorta, from scorgere to guide, from Latin corrigere to straighten; see correct
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