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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 es·cort /ˈɛsˌkɔrt/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Es·cort v. t. [imp. & p. p. Escorted; p. pr. & vb. n. Escorting.]  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.
 Syn: -- To accompany; attend. See Accompany.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: someone who escorts and protects a prominent person [syn: bodyguard]
      2: the act of accompanying someone or something in order to
         protect them [syn: accompaniment]
      3: an attendant who is employed to accompany someone
      4: a participant in a date; "his date never stopped talking"
         [syn: date]
      v 1: accompany as an escort; "She asked her older brother to
           escort her to the ball"
      2: accompany or escort; "I'll see you to the door" [syn: see]