Escort

Definition of Escort

Es`cort´
n.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.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Escorted; p. pr. & vb. n. Escorting.]

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attendant, bear, beau, bodyguard, boyfriend, bring, carry, cavalier, chaperon, cicerone, companion, company, conductor, consort with, cortege, date, direct, duenna, entourage, esquire, fellow, fellow traveler, gallant, gentleman-at-arms, guardian, guards, guardsman, leader, marshal, pilot, praetorian guard, protect, protector, retinue, route, safe-conduct, safeguard, see, shepherd, show, squire, steer, swain, take out, vis-a-vis, wait on, watch over, yeoman
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