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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
escort
I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a police escort (=a police officer or officers that go with someone to guard or protect them)
▪ The teams will parade through the city with a police escort.
escort a convoy (=go with a convoy)
▪ Troops will escort convoys of emergency food through the war zones.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
door
▪ At ten Lily left and Adam escorted her to the door.
▪ They escorted her to the door, where she turned, smiling, to shake hands.
▪ Out of politeness Shiona escorted Janice to the door, then stood in the doorway to watch her drive off.
▪ In fact, he was the man who'd escorted her to the door to mark the end of her first visit.
▪ His hand firmly cupping her bare elbow, he escorted her through the door and along the passage.
▪ But it was Nurse Lambert who stepped briskly out of the lift and escorted him to his door.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ After he was sacked, he was escorted discreetly from the building by two senior managers.
▪ Armed guards escorted the prisoners into the courthouse.
▪ Kedge escorted Streisand on a tour of the house.
▪ She sat with Jackson in the front row and later escorted him to a party.
▪ The guards escorted them to a waiting helicopter.
▪ The prisoner was escorted into the room by two police officers.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ After all, she was all right to flirt with at parties and escort him occasionally.
▪ But when Aldridge sighted Flatten doing his job, he ordered House security to escort the reporter from the room.
▪ He agreed, and said he would go to Athens himself and escort her.
▪ In spite of the couple's protestations, he forbade Marion to meet Travis again and firmly escorted his tearful daughter home.
▪ They escorted her to the door, where she turned, smiling, to shake hands.
▪ They summoned a ranger, who gave her a water-electrolyte mixture and escorted her for two miles to a rest house.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
military
▪ She was chauffeured but was otherwise without a military escort.
▪ His military escort made the ceremonial ride anyway, with Mary Todd Lincoln occupying the presidential carriage.
■ NOUN
police
▪ And yet I would marvel as he accepted police escorts to whisk him past screaming teenyboppers to court at Wimbledon.
▪ With a police escort, the family left for the airport on their way to California.
▪ His car, led by a police escort, swung in past the craggy statue of Field Marshal Montgomery.
▪ Zhu turned to lead the way, followed by Gao Yang and his police escort.
▪ Passengers must return to the coach immediately after the game in order that they leave as quickly as possible under police escort.
▪ Maybe a police escort is a plus.
▪ He and his wife could not move around their own home without a police escort.
▪ The phone calls at all hours of the day and night, the police escort.
service
▪ You offer escort services to a famous journalist.
▪ No less energetic were the Republicans, who were running a kind of political escort service.
▪ We have put out to tender the contract for prison escort services, an approach which has worked well in other countries.
▪ The escort service extends to anyone in the community who needs assistance in getting from one place to another.
■ VERB
provide
▪ And the Earl of Warwick might well provide him with additional escort.
▪ Finally he agreed to provide us with an escort to Aussa.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ His first wife, Tammy, was his escort at the White House party.
▪ The agreement says weapons inspectors will be accompanied by Iraqi escorts.
▪ The governor travels with a police escort.
▪ The three men left the court under police escort.
▪ They provided an armed escort for the journey back to Cairo.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A few girls, their escorts already gone to join their regiments, wept.
▪ A refreshing change from her usual, inexperienced escorts.
▪ And for each of the 15 girls buying dresses, there is an escort in need of a tuxedo.
▪ Four hours later, at about 8 p. m., the hikers followed a Forest Service escort to safety.
▪ I see her walking with the bride to her new village, being teased by the escort of girls.
▪ Just my friend Sheila and I, no tour, no escorts.
▪ Our escorts, both dressed in blazers and boaters jumped on-board - and promptly steered us straight for a garden wall.
▪ Several other smaller aircraft units from North Island will be on board the Nimitz and its escorts.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Escort

Escort \Es*cort"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Escorted; p. pr. & vb. n. Escorting.] [Cf. F. escorter, It. scortare. See Escort, n.] 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.

Escort

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.

    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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
escort

1570s, in military sense, from Middle French escorte (16c.), from Italian scorta, literally "a guiding," from scorgere "to guide," from Vulgar Latin *excorrigere, from ex- "out" (see ex-) + Latin corrigere "set right" (see correct (v.)). The sense of "person accompanying another to a social occasion" is 1936.

escort

1708, originally military, from escort (n.), or from French escorter; social sense is from 1890. Related: Escorted; escorting.

Wiktionary
escort

n. 1 A group of people, especially armed people, who go with a person of distinction for the sake of providing safety to them when on a journey; 2 An accompanying person in such group 3 A guard who travels with a dangerous person, for example a criminal, for the protection of others 4 A group of people attending as a mark of respect or honor 5 An accompanying person in a social gathering etc. 6 Protection, care, or safeguard on a journey or excursion; as, to travel under the escort of a friend. 7 A sex worker who does not operate in a brothel, but with whom clients make appointments; a call girl or male equivalent. vb. 1 To attend to in order to guard and protect; to accompany as a safeguard; to give honorable or ceremonious attendance to 2 To go with someone as a partner, for example on a formal date.

WordNet
escort
  1. n. 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]

  5. v. accompany as an escort; "She asked her older brother to escort her to the ball"

  6. accompany or escort; "I'll see you to the door" [syn: see]

Wikipedia
Escort

Escort may refer to:

Escort (magazine)

Escort is a British men's adult magazine, or softcore magazine, which falls under the description of pornography, or erotica.

By 2012, Escort was in its 32nd year, or volume. The content is a combination of photographs and text, with the photographs almost entirely being those of partially or completely nude females.

Escort specialises in pictures of amateur (i.e. non-professional) models, some of which are sent to the magazine by readers - these are affectionately known as "readers' wives". It often features photo-shoots taken in an "ordinary" location like a pub, or outdoors at a place familiar to British readers.

Up to and including vol. 15 (1995), Escort had a distinctive 'cut-out' cover, which folded out into a poster; this 'cut-out' design allowed a few smaller pictures on the contents page to be visible, thus giving a sneak preview of other women posing in the magazine; one of these smaller pictures was usually that from the magazine's regular 'Girls of ...' feature showing women posing at various locations of that issue's chosen town.

Escort is published by Paul Raymond Publications which also releases other similar titles including, Club International, Mayfair, Men Only, Men's World, and Razzle. Escort also has a digital identity on the official Paul Raymond site paulraymond.xxx, where the hardcore imagery not found in the print version is also shown. Escort is generally available in most newsagents, although some larger retailers require a modesty bag in order to protect minors from seeing gratuitous flesh on display on the cover. As from 2013, the magazine is also available in digital format exclusively on the Paul Raymond digital newsstand.

Escort (band)

Escort is a contemporary disco band based out of Brooklyn, New York. Founded by Dan Balis and Eugene Cho and including front-woman Adeline Michèle, they are known for their modern and live dance music sound.

Founders Dan Balis and Eugene Cho met at Vassar College and started making house singles in the early 2000s. Escort started as a studio project for the duo who, "wanted to make records in the spirit of the old ones we were sampling."

Despite being a self-proclaimed disco band they "are very careful to make music that doesn't just sound and feel old, but is actually relevant for DJs and listeners today." Their first single "Starlight" was a critical success, which led to the band being invited to make their live debut at the P.S.1 Warm Up series. A flash mob of 300 dancers coordinated a group dance to Escort's remix of Feist's " I Feel It All" in the Eaton Center in Toronto for International Dance Day. Escort's "Starlight" was featured in DSW's (Designer Shoe Warehouse) fall 2013 commercial, "Savvy Shoe Lovers."

Escort (2001 film)

Escort is a 2001 Chinese black comedy film directed by Qi Xing, starring Ge Zhijun and Li Zhanhe as two plainclothes police officers trying to escort an especially obedient criminal ( Fu Biao) out of an impoverished and desolate area in Shaanxi. The film marks Qi's directorial debut.

Escort (2006 film)

Escort is a 2006 Dutch thriller television film written and directed by Frank Ketelaar, starring Rifka Lodeizen and Bastiaan Ragas.

Usage examples of "escort".

He was acculturated by being escorted around the city by two young priestesses of his own apparent age.

The grand cavalcade that escorted Adams out of the city included more than forty carriages.

It was Adams who formally welcomed the General and escorted him to the dais.

As Emerson had been told, Adams was always better for having visitors from morning until night, and never was this quite so evident as an evening in the fall of 1825, when Josiah Quincy was assigned to escort his great-aunt Hannah on a visit to the old President.

The Malik, standing with the Imam by his side, looked from Grace to the Scouts and to the pair of his Afridi warriors who had escorted the small group into the square.

Daulo and Akim, the latter limping slightly, were being half dragged away from the outer gate by an escort of six armed men.

It was here that we reached the outer boundaries of Akkadian rule, and bid farewell to our escort, who would remain, supplementing the garrison of an outlying Akkadian fortress.

Make sure we have an army twice their size to escort them all the way to our borders.

Chippingham had invited everyone who had been at the task force meeting, including Sloane, but the anchorman declined, deciding to go home to Larchmont with his FBI escort, Otis Havelock.

Rau called out that they were a party of the New US Army escorting two civilians to Suhl, Anse eased back until he was beside the wagon.

One of the two troopers escorting them whirled with the preternatural speed of jumped-up cyborg reflexes, and cranked off a couple of antipersonnel grenades from the launcher built into his left elbow.

The young ladies fastened on their fellow-passengers as an available escort, and as they walked up and down for an hour and a half, they were accosted by numerous friends and acquaintances, not with the wonder or the questioning which would greet an English family after an absence of eighteen months at the Antipodes, but more like that of the same family after their autumn tour.

Air forces were so much stronger and more mobile than surface forces, which were largely employed in escort duty, that all the antisubmarine fights in this theater were aircraft vs.

After the proper formalities, the Razers escorted Ardoise from the room.

Drasnian civilians off the islands at the mouths of the Aldur and Mrin rivers, and Algar cavalry rounded up those who had fled south toward Lake Atun and escorted them to the relative safety of the Algarian Stronghold.