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Verb: escort  'es,kort
  1. Accompany as an escort
    "She asked her older brother to escort her to the ball"
     
  2. Accompany or escort
    "I'll escort you to the door";
    - see
Noun: escort  'es,kort
  1. A person or vehicle (or group of them) that accompanies an important person to protect them or as a mark of rank; a similar arrangement for transporting a criminal or dangerous goods to protect from attack or escape
     
  2. Someone who accompanies and protects a prominent or important person
    - bodyguard, minder [informal]
     
  3. An attendant who is employed to accompany someone
     
  4. A participant in a date
    "his escort never stopped talking";
    - date
     
  5. The act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them
    - accompaniment

Derived forms: escorted, escorts, escorting

Type of: accompany, associate, attendant, attender, companion, comrade, defender, familiar, fellow, guardian, protection, protector, shielder, tender, yokefellow [N. Amer]

Part of: appointment, date, engagement, guard

Encyclopedia: Escort