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Meaning of escort

es•cort

Pronunciation: (n.es'kôrtv.i&sylpskôrt'), [key]
— n.
  1. a group of persons, or a single person, accompanying another or others for protection, guidance, or courtesy: An escort of sailors accompanied the queen.
  2. an armed guard, as a body of soldiers or ships: The president traveled with a large escort of motorcycle police.
  3. a man or boy who accompanies a woman or girl in public, as to a social event.
  4. protection, safeguard, or guidance on a journey: to travel without escort.
—v.t.
  1. to attend or accompany as an escort.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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