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.
Protection, care, or safeguard on a journey or excursion; as, to travel under the escort of a friend.
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.
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
My boyfriend's idea of a lesson was to take me on a black diamond run in the middle of a hail storm and say, 'Go!' Ski patrol had to escort me to another lift to get me down the mountain. No, that wasn't humiliating, not at all. Claudia Black
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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