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Definition of Rescue


  1. To free or deliver from any confinement, violence, danger, or evil; to liberate from actual restraint; to remove or withdraw from a state of exposure to evil; as, to rescue a prisoner from the enemy; to rescue seamen from destruction.
  2. The act of rescuing; deliverance from restraint, violence, or danger; liberation.
  3. The forcible retaking, or taking away, against law, of things lawfully distrained.
  4. The forcible liberation of a person from an arrest or imprisonment.
  5. The retaking by a party captured of a prize made by the enemy.
More "Rescue" Quotations

Rescue Translations

rescue in Danish is beholde, redde
rescue in Dutch is bergen, behouden, redden
rescue in Finnish is pelastaa
rescue in French is salut, sauver
rescue in German is Rettung, Rettung, Errettung, Bergung
rescue in Italian is salvataggio, salvare
rescue in Portuguese is poupar, salvamento
rescue in Spanish is salvacion, salvar