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Definition of Escort


  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.
  2. Protection, care, or safeguard on a journey or excursion; as, to travel under the escort of a friend.
  3. 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.

Escort Quotations

I used to work as a volunteer in a hospice, but I don't have any nursing skills or cooking skills or anything, so I was what they call an escort. I would take people to the support groups every night, and I would have to sit sort of on the sidelines so I could take them back to hospice at the end of the meeting.
Chuck Palahniuk

I was a little doubtful about the propriety of going to the Mammoth Cave without a gentleman escort, but if two ladies travel alone they must have the courage of men.
Maria Mitchell

Where do consequences lead? Depends on the escort.
Stanislaw Lem

The chief prerequisite for a escort is to have a flexible conscience and an inflexible politeness.
Marguerite Gardiner

It's totally mistaken to suppose that an armed escort is going to give a journalist any protection - on the contrary, journalists who turn up surrounded by armed personnel are just turning themselves into targets and in even worse danger.
Kate Adie
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Escort Translations

escort in Dutch is begeleiding, accompagnement
escort in French is reconduisons, convoyage, escortez, reconduisez
escort in German is Geleit, begleiten
escort in Italian is seguito, scorta
escort in Norwegian is ledsage, eskorte
escort in Portuguese is escolta
escort in Spanish is acompa ar, sequito, escoltar, escolta
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