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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Escape  \Es*cape"\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  plant  which  has  escaped  from  cultivation. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Escape  \Es*cape"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Escaped};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Escaping}.]  [OE.  escapen,  eschapen  OF  escaper, 
  eschaper,  F.  echapper  fr  LL  ex  cappa  out  of  one's  cape  or 
  cloak;  hence  to  slip  out  of  one's  cape  and  escape.  See  3d 
  {Cape},  and  cf  {Scape},  v.] 
  1.  To  flee  from  and  avoid;  to  be  saved  or  exempt  from  to 
  shun;  to  obtain  security  from  as  to  escape  danger. 
  ``Sailors  that  escaped  the  wreck.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  avoid  the  notice  of  to  pass  unobserved  by  to  evade; 
  as  the  fact  escaped  our  attention. 
 
  They  escaped  the  search  of  the  enemy.  --Ludlow. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Escape  \Es*cape"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  flee,  and  become  secure  from  danger;  --  often  followed 
  by  from  or  out  of 
 
  Haste,  for  thy  life  escape,  nor  look  behind?? 
  --Keble. 
 
  2.  To  get  clear  from  danger  or  evil  of  any  form  to  be  passed 
  without  harm. 
 
  Such  heretics  .  .  .  would  have  been  thought 
  fortunate,  if  they  escaped  with  life.  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  To  get  free  from  that  which  confines  or  holds  --  used  of 
  persons  or  things  as  to  escape  from  prison,  from  arrest, 
  or  from  slavery;  gas  escapes  from  the  pipes;  electricity 
  escapes  from  its  conductors. 
 
  To  escape  out  of  these  meshes.  --Thackeray. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Escape  \Es*cape"\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  fleeing  from  danger,  of  evading  harm,  or  of 
  avoiding  notice;  deliverance  from  injury  or  any  evil; 
  flight;  as  an  escape  in  battle;  a  narrow  escape;  also 
  the  means  of  escape;  as  a  fire  escape. 
 
  I  would  hasten  my  escape  from  the  windy  storm.  --Ps. 
  lv  8. 
 
  2.  That  which  escapes  attention  or  restraint;  a  mistake;  an 
  oversight;  also  transgression.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  should  have  been  more  accurate,  and  corrected  all 
  those  former  escapes.  --Burton. 
 
  3.  A  sally.  ``Thousand  escapes  of  wit.''  --Shak. 
 
  4.  (Law)  The  unlawful  permission,  by  a  jailer  or  other 
  custodian,  of  a  prisoner's  departure  from  custody. 
 
  Note:  Escape  is  technically  distinguishable  from  prison 
  breach,  which  is  the  unlawful  departure  of  the  prisoner 
  from  custody,  escape  being  the  permission  of  the 
  departure  by  the  custodian,  either  by  connivance  or 
  negligence.  The  term  escape,  however,  is  applied  by 
  some  of  the  old  authorities  to  a  departure  from  custody 
  by  stratagem,  or  without  force.  --Wharton. 
 
  5.  (Arch.)  An  apophyge. 
 
  6.  Leakage  or  outflow,  as  of  steam  or  a  liquid. 
 
  7.  (Elec.)  Leakage  or  loss  of  currents  from  the  conducting 
  wires,  caused  by  defective  insulation. 
 
  {Escape  pipe}  (Steam  Boilers),  a  pipe  for  carrying  away  steam 
  that  escapes  through  a  safety  valve. 
 
  {Escape  valve}  (Steam  Engine),  a  relief  valve;  a  safety 
  valve.  See  under  {Relief},  and  {Safety}. 
 
  {Escape  wheel}  (Horol.),  the  wheel  of  an  escapement. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  escape 
  n  1:  the  act  of  escaping  physically;  "he  made  his  escape  from  the 
  mental  hospital";  "the  canary  escaped  from  its  cage"; 
  "his  flight  was  an  indication  of  his  guilt"  [syn:  {flight}] 
  2:  an  inclination  to  retreat  from  unpleasant  realities  through 
  diversion  or  fantasy;  "he  escaped  into  romantic  novels"; 
  "his  alcohol  problem  was  a  form  of  escapism"  [syn:  {escapism}] 
  3:  nonperformance  of  something  distasteful  (as  by  deceit  or 
  trickery)  that  you  are  supposed  to  do  "his  evasion  of  his 
  clear  duty  was  reprehensible";  "that  escape  from  the 
  consequences  is  possible  but  unattractive"  [syn:  {evasion}, 
  {dodging}] 
  4:  an  avoidance  of  danger  or  difficulty;  "that  was  a  narrow 
  escape" 
  5:  a  means  or  way  of  escaping;  "hard  work  was  his  escape  from 
  worry";  "they  installed  a  second  hatch  as  an  escape"; 
  "their  escape  route" 
  6:  a  plant  originally  cultivated  but  now  growing  wild 
  7:  the  unwanted  discharge  of  a  fluid  from  some  container;  "they 
  tried  to  stop  the  escape  of  gas  from  the  damaged  pipe"; 
  "he  had  to  clean  up  the  leak"  [syn:  {leak},  {leakage},  {outflow}] 
  8:  a  valve  in  a  container  in  which  pressure  can  build  up  (as  a 
  steam  boiler);  it  opens  automatically  when  the  pressure 
  reaches  a  dangerous  level  [syn:  {safety  valve},  {relief 
  valve},  {escape  valve},  {escape  cock}] 
  v  1:  run  away  from  confinement;  "The  convicted  murderer  escaped 
  from  a  high  security  prison"  [syn:  {get  away},  {break 
  loose}] 
  2:  fail  to  experience;  "Fortunately,  I  missed  the  hurricane" 
  [syn:  {miss}] 
  3:  escape  potentially  unpleasant  consequences;  get  away  with  a 
  forbidden  action  "She  gets  away  with  murder!"  "I  couldn't 
  get  out  from  under  these  responsibilities"  [syn:  {get  off}, 
  {get  away},  {get  by},  {get  out}] 
  4:  be  incomprehensible  to  escape  understanding  by  "What  you 
  are  seeing  in  him  eludes  me"  [syn:  {elude}] 
  5:  remove  oneself  from  a  familiar  environment,  usually  for 
  pleasure  or  diversion;  "We  escaped  to  our  summer  house  for 
  a  few  days";  "The  president  of  the  company  never  manages 
  to  get  away  during  the  summer"  [syn:  {get  away}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ESCAPE 
 
    An  early  system  on  the  {IBM  650}. 
 
  [Listed  in  CACM  2(5):16  (May  1959)]. 
 
  (1995-01-05) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  escape 
 
    (ESC)  {ASCII}  character  27. 
 
  When  sent  by  the  user,  escape  is  often  used  to  abort  execution 
  or  data  entry.  When  sent  by  the  computer  it  often  starts  an 
  {escape  sequence}. 
 
  (1997-11-27) 
 
 




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