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es·cort

 (ĕs′kôrt′)
n.
1.
a. One or more persons accompanying another to guide, protect, or show honor.
b. A man who is the companion of a woman, especially on a social occasion.
c. A person, often a prostitute, who is hired to spend time with another as a companion.
2.
a. One or more vehicles accompanying another vehicle to guide, protect, or honor its passengers.
b. One or more warships or planes used to defend or protect other craft from enemy attack.
3. The act of accompanying a person, conveyance, or group as an escort: jets flying in escort alongside the president's airplane.
tr.v. (ĭ-skôrt′, ĕ-skôrt′, ĕs′kôrt′) es·cort·ed, es·cort·ing, es·corts
To accompany or guide, especially as an escort: The usher escorted me to the front row. See Synonyms at accompany.

[French escorte, from Italian scorta, from scorgere, to guide, from Vulgar Latin *excorrigere : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin corrigere, to set right; see correct.]

escort

n
1. one or more persons, soldiers, vehicles, etc, accompanying another or others for protection, guidance, restraint, or as a mark of honour
2. a man or youth who accompanies a woman or girl: he was her escort for the evening.
3.
a. a person, esp a young woman, who may be hired to accompany another for entertainment, etc
b. (as modifier): an escort agency.
vb
(tr) to accompany or attend as an escort
[C16: from French escorte, from Italian scorta, from scorgere to guide, from Latin corrigere to straighten; see correct]

es•cort

(n. ˈɛs kɔrt; v. ɪˈskɔrt)

n.
1. a person or persons accompanying another or others for protection, guidance, or courtesy.
2. an armed or protective guard, as a body of soldiers or ships.
3. a man who accompanies a woman in public, as to a social event.
4. a man or woman hired to accompany another socially.
5. protection or guidance on a journey.
v.t.
6. to attend or accompany as an escort.
[1570–80; < French < Italian scorta, n. use of feminine past participle of scorgere to conduct < Vulgar Latin *excorrigere. See ex-1, correct]
syn: See accompany.

escort

1. A combatant unit(s) assigned to accompany and protect another force or convoy.
2. Aircraft assigned to protect other aircraft during a mission.
3. An armed guard that accompanies a convoy, a train, prisoners, etc.
4. An armed guard accompanying persons as a mark of honor.
5. (DOD only) To convoy.
6. (DOD only) A member of the Armed Forces assigned to accompany, assist, or guide an individual or group, e.g., an escort officer.

Escort

 a number of persons or a single person who accompanies another on a journey for protection, guidance, or courtesy, 1745; a body of armed men who accompany somebody or something on a journey, the troops who on ceremonial occasions escort the Queen in procession, 1579.
Example: escort of strangers, 1867.

escort


Past participle: escorted
Gerund: escorting

Imperative
escort
escort
Present
I escort
you escort
he/she/it escorts
we escort
you escort
they escort
Preterite
I escorted
you escorted
he/she/it escorted
we escorted
you escorted
they escorted
Present Continuous
I am escorting
you are escorting
he/she/it is escorting
we are escorting
you are escorting
they are escorting
Present Perfect
I have escorted
you have escorted
he/she/it has escorted
we have escorted
you have escorted
they have escorted
Past Continuous
I was escorting
you were escorting
he/she/it was escorting
we were escorting
you were escorting
they were escorting
Past Perfect
I had escorted
you had escorted
he/she/it had escorted
we had escorted
you had escorted
they had escorted
Future
I will escort
you will escort
he/she/it will escort
we will escort
you will escort
they will escort
Future Perfect
I will have escorted
you will have escorted
he/she/it will have escorted
we will have escorted
you will have escorted
they will have escorted
Future Continuous
I will be escorting
you will be escorting
he/she/it will be escorting
we will be escorting
you will be escorting
they will be escorting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been escorting
you have been escorting
he/she/it has been escorting
we have been escorting
you have been escorting
they have been escorting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been escorting
you will have been escorting
he/she/it will have been escorting
we will have been escorting
you will have been escorting
they will have been escorting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been escorting
you had been escorting
he/she/it had been escorting
we had been escorting
you had been escorting
they had been escorting
Conditional
I would escort
you would escort
he/she/it would escort
we would escort
you would escort
they would escort
Past Conditional
I would have escorted
you would have escorted
he/she/it would have escorted
we would have escorted
you would have escorted
they would have escorted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.escort - someone who escorts and protects a prominent personescort - someone who escorts and protects a prominent person
guard - a military unit serving to protect some place or person
defender, guardian, protector, shielder - a person who cares for persons or property
outrider - an escort who rides ahead (as a member of the vanguard)
Praetorian, Praetorian Guard - a member of the Praetorian Guard
beefeater, yeoman, yeoman of the guard - officer in the (ceremonial) bodyguard of the British monarch
2.escort - the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect themescort - the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them
protection - the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"
convoy - the act of escorting while in transit
3.escort - an attendant who is employed to accompany someone
attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
color guard - a ceremonial escort for the (regimental) colors
guard of honor, honor guard - an escort for a distinguished guest or for the casket at a military funeral
minder - someone (usually in totalitarian countries) who is assigned to watch over foreign visitors; "I turned around and there, a few hundred feet away, was our government minder, Li Wong Su, huffing and puffing toward us"
guide, usher - someone employed to conduct others
4.escort - a participant in a date; "his date never stopped talking"
appointment, engagement, date - a meeting arranged in advance; "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"
blind date - a participant in a blind date (someone you meet for the first time when you have a date with them)
companion, comrade, familiar, fellow, associate - a friend who is frequently in the company of another; "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"
Verb1.escort - accompany as an escort; "She asked her older brother to escort her to the ball"
accompany - go or travel along with; "The nurse accompanied the old lady everywhere"
squire - attend upon as a squire; serve as a squire
safeguard - escort safely
convoy - escort in transit; "the trucks convoyed the cars across the battle zone"; "the warships convoyed the merchant ships across the Pacific"
chaperon, chaperone - accompany as a chaperone
2.escort - accompany or escort; "I'll see you to the door"
accompany - go or travel along with; "The nurse accompanied the old lady everywhere"

escort

noun
1. guard, protection, safeguard, bodyguard, company, train, convoy, entourage, retinue, cortege He arrived with a police escort.
2. companion, partner, attendant, guide, squire (rare), protector, beau, chaperon My sister needed an escort for a company dinner.
verb
1. accompany, lead, partner, conduct, guide, guard, shepherd, convoy, usher, squire, hold (someone's) hand, chaperon I escorted him to the door.

escort

noun
Something or someone that shows the way:
verb
1. To be with or go with (another):
Obsolete: consort.
Idiom: go hand in hand with.
2. To show the way to:
Translations
مُرافِق، حِراسَهيُرافِقيُصَاحِبُ
doprovodit
eskorterefølgeledsageeskorte
huolenpitosaattaaseuralainensuojelus
ispratiti
védõkíséret
fylgd, fylgdarmaîur, fylgdarliîfylgja
護衛する
호위하다
eskortas
eskortēteskortspavadītpavadonis
spremljati
eskortera
คุ้มกัน
eşlik etmekmuhafızrefakatçiberaber gitmekeskort
hộ tống

escort

[ˈeskɔːt]
A. N
1. (= group) → séquito m, acompañamiento m; (lady's) → acompañante m
2. (= girl from agency) → señorita f de compañía
3. (Mil, Naut) → escolta f
to travel under escortviajar con escolta
a police escortuna escolta policial
B. [ɪsˈkɔːt] VT
1.acompañar
to escort sb homeacompañar a algn a su casa
to escort sb inacompañar a algn al entrar
2. (Mil, Naut) → escoltar
C. [ˈeskɔːt] CPD escort agency Nagencia m de servicios de compañía
escort duty Nservicio m de escolta
escort vessel Nbuque m escolta

escort

[ɪˈskɔːrt]
vt
(= accompany) → escorter
to escort sb to the door → raccompagner qn jusqu'à la porte
(= take) [police, soldiers, security guard] → escorter
to be escorted out → sortir sous escorte
to be escorted from → sortir sous escorte de
[ˈɛskɔːrt] n
(police, soldiers)escorte f
a police escort → une escorte de police
under escort → sous escorte
(= companion) (on social occasion)cavalier m
her escort → son cavalier
his escort → sa compagneescort agency nagence f d'hôtesses

escort

n
Geleitschutz m; (escorting vehicles, ships etc) → Eskorte f, → Geleitschiff nt/-schiffe pl; (= police escort)Begleitmannschaft f, → Eskorte f; (= guard of honour)Eskorte f; under escortunter Bewachung; motorcycle escortMotorradeskorte f
(= male companion)Begleiter m; (= hired female)Hostess f
vtbegleiten; (Mil, Naut) generaleskortieren, Geleit(schutz) geben (+dat)

escort

:
escort agency
nHostessenagentur f
escort duty
nGeleitdienst m; to be on escortGeleitschutz geben
escort fighter
n (Aviat) → Begleitjäger m
escort party
nEskorte f
escort vessel
n (Naut) → Geleitschiff nt

escort

[n ˈɛskɔːt; vb ɪsˈkɔːt]
1. n (Mil, Naut) → scorta; (male companion) → cavaliere m, accompagnatore m; (female companion) → accompagnatrice f
2. vtaccompagnare (Mil, Naut) → scortare

escort

(ˈeskoːt) noun
person(s), ship(s) etc accompanying for protection, guidance, courtesy etc. He offered to be my escort round the city; The transport supplies were under military/police escort.
(iˈskoːt) verb
to accompany or attend as escort. He offered to escort her to the dance; Four police motorcyclists escorted the president's car along the route.

escort

يُصَاحِبُ doprovodit eskortere begleiten συνοδεύω acompañar, escoltar saattaa escorter ispratiti accompagnare 護衛する 호위하다 escorteren eskortere odeskortować escoltar сопровождать eskortera คุ้มกัน eşlik etmek hộ tống 护卫
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Emigrant," said the functionary, "I am going to send you on to Paris, under an escort.
Still, any Clover Leaf was privileged to escort or be escorted by an outsider to a single dance.
Germain, and asked the cardinal to order him an escort of only twenty Musketeers.
Through the cross streets of the Khamovniki quarter the prisoners marched, followed only by their escort and the vehicles and wagons belonging to that escort, but when they reached the supply stores they came among a huge and closely packed train of artillery mingled with private vehicles.
It added that the horses were at the disposal of themselves and any escort they might select, if they would kindly give the message to Whiskey Dick.
There was too many bones in the--Bruno began, but Sylvie frowned at him, and laid her finger on her lips, for, at this moment, the travelers were waited on by a very dignified officer, the Head-Growler, whose duty it was, first to conduct them to the King to bid him farewell and then to escort them to the boundary of Dogland.
The old lady was going south on a visit - probably to a rich relative, most probably to a son-in- law, who had sent up an escort as a mark of respect.
D'Artagnan would not allow him to enter Vaux except he were well and strongly accompanied; and desired that his majesty would not enter except with all the escort.
Will you excuse me for a moment, Captain Horton," she said to her escort.
Having no choice, being themselves utterly at fault, they set out under this questionable escort.
We thought it best, therefore, to escort you on your road.
To-morrow morning I shall invite a still larger number of aldermen, and will give a sacrificial banquet in honour of our guest; we can then discuss the question of his escort, and consider how we may at once send him back rejoicing to his own country without trouble or inconvenience to himself, no matter how distant it may be.