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res·cue

 (rĕs′kyo͞o)
tr.v. res·cued, res·cu·ing, res·cues
1. To cause to be free from danger, imprisonment, or difficulty; save. See Synonyms at save1.
2. Law To remove (a person or property) from legal custody by force, in violation of the law.
n.
1. An act of rescuing; a deliverance.
2. Law The criminal offense of removing a person or property.

[Middle English rescouen, from Old French rescourre : re-, re- + escourre, to shake (from Latin excutere : ex-, ex- + quatere, to shake; see kwēt- in Indo-European roots).]

res′cu·a·ble adj.
res′cu·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rescuer - a person who rescues you from harm or dangerrescuer - a person who rescues you from harm or danger
messiah, christ - any expected deliverer
benefactor, helper - a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
2.rescuer - someone who saves something from danger or violencerescuer - someone who saves something from danger or violence
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
salvager, salvor - someone who salvages
succorer, succourer - someone who gives help in times of need or distress or difficulty
Translations
مُنْقِذ
zachránce
redningsmand
mentő
bjargvættur, björgunarmaîur
kurtarıcı

rescuer

[ˈreskjʊəʳ] Nsalvador(a) m/f

rescuer

[ˈreskjʊər] nsauveteur mrescue services nplservices mpl de secoursrescue worker nsecouriste mf

rescuer

n (who saves sb) → Retter(in) m(f); (who frees sb) → Befreier(in) m(f)

rescuer

[ˈrɛskjʊəʳ] nsoccorritore/trice

rescue

(ˈreskjuː) verb
to get or take out of a dangerous situation, captivity etc. The lifeboat was sent out to rescue the sailors from the sinking ship.
noun
(an) act of rescuing or state of being rescued. The lifeboat crew performed four rescues last week; After his rescue, the climber was taken to hospital; They came quickly to our rescue.
ˈrescuer noun

rescuer

n socorrista mf, rescatador -ra mf
References in classic literature ?
the stranger told his rescuers a pitiful tale of privation, hardships, and torture, extending over a period of ten years.
Instead he raised his voice in the call of distress common to his tribe, adding to it the warning which would prevent would-be rescuers from running into the clutches of Sabor.
A more surprised party of rescuers could not be imagined, had they ventured down into our hiding-place.
Smith-Oldwick's wounds were dressed, as well as were those of the ape-man, and in half an hour they were on their way to the camp of their rescuers.
Several of the Fire-Men returned to drag them into safety, but our rocks drove the rescuers back.
The burnoose covered the hairy body so that Jane Clayton believed that a human arm supported her, and from the extremity of hopelessness a great hope sprang into her breast that at last she was in the keeping of a rescuer.
She saw that her would-be rescuer was young and strong featured--all together a very fine specimen of manhood; and to her great wonderment it was soon apparent that he was no unequal match for the great mountain of muscle that he fought.
He did not answer at once and her heart rose in her breast as it filled with the hope that her brave rescuer might be the same Roger de Conde who had saved her from the hirelings of Peter of Colfax but a few short weeks since.
It is a strong part, the rescuer, but I'm not sure the other wouldn't suit my style better.
I could not withstand that look, nor could I, on second thought, have deserted my rescuer without giving as good an account of myself in his behalf as he had in mine.
The prisoners had already discovered him, and with wide eyes filled with wonder and with hope they watched their would-be rescuer.
Come, first of all," said Athos to D'Artagnan, "my friend, that I may shake hands with you -- you, our rescuer -- you, the true hero of us all.