verb (used with object)
- escoffier, georges auguste,
- escort carrier,
- escort fighter,
Origin of escort
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|Michael Daly|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Marlow Stern|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The papers allege that Hayden escorted J.W. down a number of hallways.
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|DAILY BEAST
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|Jacob Siegel|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He escorted her to the inner room, which served as his own study and consultation chambers.The Broken Gate|Emerson Hough
Lastly, a cotillion was danced: the ladies were then escorted home, and each retired to his own quarters.Travels Through North America, v. 1-2|Berhard Saxe-Weimar Eisenach
I should very much have preferred the young man from Toynbee Hall who escorted Marion to the cathedral.The Red Hand of Ulster|George A. Birmingham
Sir Harry escorted his cousins and Mattie to the Friary, and then returned to his hotel to dinner.Not Like Other Girls|Rosa N. Carey
Beltara escorted him to the door, and Aurelle, Vincent and the Infant followed behind.General Bramble|Andr Maurois
- a person, esp a young woman, who may be hired to accompany another for entertainment, etc
- (as modifier)an escort agency
Word Origin 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.