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Definition of "escort" []

  • One or more persons accompanying another to guide, protect, or show honor. (noun)
  • A man who is the companion of a woman, especially on a social occasion. (noun)
  • A person, often a prostitute, who is hired to spend time with another as a companion. (noun)
  • One or more vehicles accompanying another vehicle to guide, protect, or honor its passengers. (noun)
  • One or more warships or planes used to defend or protect other craft from enemy attack. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "escort" in a sentence
  • "MULLIN: I think we prefer the term escort, but, yes, she ` s sort."
  • "Why do they use the word escort and then finish the article talking about the sex trade."
  • "In the Twin Cities my escort is always a young man named Tim Hedges."