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.
adj : delivered from danger [syn: reclaimed]