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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Escort  \Es*cort"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Escorted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Escorting}.]  [Cf.  F.  escorter,  It  scortare  See 
  {Escort},  n.] 
  To  attend  with  a  view  to  guard  and  protect;  to  accompany  as 
  safeguard;  to  give  honorable  or  ceremonious  attendance  to  -- 
  used  esp.  with  reference  to  journeys  or  excursions  on  land; 
  as  to  escort  a  public  functionary,  or  a  lady;  to  escort  a 
  baggage  wagon. 
 
  Syn:  To  accompany;  attend.  See  {Accompany}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Escort  \Es"cort\,  n.  [F.  escorte,  It  scorta  a  guard  or  guide, 
  fr  scorgere  to  perceive,  discern,  lead,  fr  L.  ex  out  quite 
  +  corrigere  to  correct,  set  right  See  {Correct}.] 
  1.  A  body  of  armed  men  to  attend  a  person  of  distinction  for 
  the  sake  of  affording  safety  when  on  a  journey;  one  who 
  conducts  some  one  as  an  attendant;  a  guard,  as  of 
  prisoners  on  a  march;  also  a  body  of  persons,  attending 
  as  a  mark  of  respect  or  honor;  --  applied  to  movements  on 
  land,  as  convoy  is  to  movements  at  sea. 
 
  The  troops  of  my  escort  marched  at  the  ordinary 
  rate.  --Burke. 
 
  2.  Protection,  care  or  safeguard  on  a  journey  or  excursion; 
  as  to  travel  under  the  escort  of  a  friend. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  escort 
  n  1:  someone  who  escorts  and  protects  a  prominent  person  [syn:  {bodyguard}] 
  2:  the  act  of  accompanying  someone  or  something  in  order  to 
  protect  them  [syn:  {accompaniment}] 
  3:  an  attendant  who  is  employed  to  accompany  someone 
  4:  a  participant  in  a  date;  "his  date  never  stopped  talking" 
  [syn:  {date}] 
  v  1:  accompany  as  an  escort  [syn:  {esquire}] 
  2:  accompany  or  escort:  "I'll  see  you  to  the  door"  [syn:  {see}] 




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