- 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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Related Wordsentourage, bodyguard, convoy, attendant, companion, protect, accompany, bring, drag, usher, carry, guide, steer, gallant, protector, retinue, cortege, consort, chaperon, beau
Examples from the Web for escort
An escort who goes by the name of “Tommy” has experienced a wide variety of female clients.
The escort site Cowboys4Angels peddles chiseled, hot-bodied men and their smoldering model looks to women willing to pay.
And in an environment where time is money, hooking up with an escort just might be the sensible thing to do.
She then claimed that security guards approached her car saying Cosby told them to escort her home.How Bill Cosby Allegedly Silenced His Accusers Through A Tabloid Smear Campaign
November 21, 2014
“Escort” sounds like I would need to look into service renewal.What Should I Call the Man I Love?
November 18, 2014
"Your escort was accepted because you were the first to offer it," said Halbert.
Did you not insist on going home with Hester Paine, when I had offered my escort?
My place was at Hester Paine's side, since she had accepted my escort.
And now, may I have the honor of asking you to accept the escort of Mr. Cassidy to our gallery.Within the Law
But I want to see this fight, and I won't get there if the colonel sends an escort.In the Midst of Alarms
- 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 escort
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.