Escort Es"cort, n. [F. escorte, It. scorta a guard or guide, fr. scorgere to perceive, discern, lead, fr. L. ex out, quite + corrigere to correct, set right. See {Correct}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

The troops of my escort marched at the ordinary rate. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. Protection, care, or safeguard on a journey or excursion; as, to travel under the escort of a friend. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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