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.
a person, especially a woman (female escort ), but sometimes a man (male escort ), who is paid to go on a date with a client, and usually to engage in sex acts for money.
protection, safeguard, or guidance on a journey: to travel without escort.
to attend or accompany as an escort.
- un·es·cort·ed, adjective
- well-es·cort·ed, adjective
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How to use escort in a sentence
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
The next day, three more students were detained in Bangkok after being escorted out of a high-end cinema.‘The Hunger Games’ Stars Silent on Thai Protesters | Asawin Suebsaeng | November 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The papers allege that Hayden escorted J.W. down a number of hallways.
Nutritionist and trainers escorted players assigned to lose or gain weight to the buffet line and sat with them.College Football Fattens Players Up and Then Abandons Them | Evin Demirel | October 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Wharton made the bruised Martini enter also; and accompanying them himself, the voiture set off, escorted by his servants.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
Early that morning, escorted by four troopers, he had crossed Lost River and disappeared in the direction of the post.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Victor escorted her out upon the banquette, lifted her parasol, and held it over her while he walked to the car with her.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Again the “Cavalry” were in attendance and escorted the party to the quarries and back.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
When you go up to supper, do not accept anything from any gentleman but the one who has escorted you from the parlor.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
British Dictionary definitions for 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 girl: he 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
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