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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rescue  \Res"cue\  (r?s"k?),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Rescued} 
  (-k?d);p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Rescuing}.]  [OE.  rescopuen  OF 
  rescourre  rescurre  rescorre  L.  pref.  re-  re-  +  excutere  to 
  shake  or  drive  out  ex  out  +  quatere  to  shake.  See  {Qtash}  to 
  crush,  {Rercussion}.] 
  To  free  or  deliver  from  any  confinement,  violence,  danger,  or 
  evil;  to  liberate  from  actual  restraint;  to  remove  or 
  withdraw  from  a  state  of  exposure  to  evil;  as  to  rescue  a 
  prisoner  from  the  enemy;  to  rescue  seamen  from  destruction. 
  Had  I  been  seized  by  a  hungry  lion,  I  would  have  been  a 
  breakfast  to  the  best,  Rather  than  have  false  Proteus 
  rescue  me  --Shak. 
  Syn:  To  retake;  recapture;  free  deliver;  liberate;  release; 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rescue  \Res"cue\  (r?s"k?),  n.  [From  {Rescue},  v.;  cf 
  1.  The  act  of  rescuing;  deliverance  from  restraint,  violence, 
  or  danger;  liberation. 
  Spur  to  the  rescue  of  the  noble  Talbot.  --Shak. 
  2.  (Law) 
  a  The  forcible  retaking,  or  taking  away  against  law,  of 
  things  lawfully  distrained. 
  b  The  forcible  liberation  of  a  person  from  an  arrest  or 
  c  The  retaking  by  a  party  captured  of  a  prize  made  by 
  the  enemy.  --Bouvier. 
  The  rescue  of  a  prisoner  from  the  court  is 
  punished  with  perpetual  imprisonment  and 
  forfeiture  of  goods.  --Blackstone. 
  {Rescue  grass}.  [Etymol.  uncertain.]  (Bot.)  A  tall  grass 
  ({Ceratochloa  unioloides})  somewhat  resembling  chess, 
  cultivated  for  hay  and  forage  in  the  Southern  States. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  recovery  or  preservation  from  loss  or  danger;  "work  is  the 
  deliverance  of  mankind"  or  "a  surgeon's  job  is  the  saving 
  of  lives"  [syn:  {deliverance},  {delivery},  {saving}] 
  v  1:  free  from  harm  or  evil  [syn:  {deliver}] 
  2:  take  forcibly  from  legal  custody,  as  of  prisoners 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Rescue,  CA 
  Zip  code(s):  95672 

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