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

 res·cue /ˈrɛs(ˌ)kju/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Res·cue v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rescued p. pr. & vb. n. Rescuing.]  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.
 Had I been seized by a hungry lion,
 I would have been a breakfast to the best,
 Rather than have false Proteus rescue me.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- To retake; recapture; free; deliver; liberate; release; save.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Res·cue n.
 1. The act of rescuing; deliverance from restraint, violence, or danger; liberation.
    Spur to the rescue of the noble Talbot.   --Shak.
 2. Law (a) The forcible retaking, or taking away, against law, of things lawfully distrained. (b) The forcible liberation of a person from an arrest or imprisonment. (c) The retaking by a party captured of a prize made by the enemy.
    The rescue of a prisoner from the court is punished with perpetual imprisonment and forfeiture of goods.   --Blackstone.
 Rescue grass.  Bot. A tall grass (Ceratochloa unioloides) somewhat resembling chess, cultivated for hay and forage in the Southern States.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : recovery or preservation from loss or danger; "work is the
          deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving
          of lives" [syn: deliverance, delivery, saving]
      v 1: free from harm or evil [syn: deliver]
      2: take forcibly from legal custody; "rescue prisoners"