[ noun es-kawrt; verb ih-skawrt ]
/ noun ˈɛs kɔrt; verb ɪˈskɔrt /
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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.
verb (used with object)
to attend or accompany as an escort.
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Origin of escort

First recorded in 1570–80; from French, from Italian scorta, derivative of scorgere “to conduct, guide,” from Vulgar Latin excorrigere (unrecorded); see ex-1, correct

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6. See accompany.


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How to use escort in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for 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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