- 1A person, vehicle, or group accompanying another for protection or as a mark of rank: a police escort [mass noun]: he was driven away under armed escortMore example sentences
guard, bodyguard, protector, safeguard, defender, minder, custodian; attendant, guide, chaperone, retainer, aide, assistant, personal assistant, right-hand man, right-hand woman, lady in waiting, duenna, equerry, squire; entourage, retinue, suite, train, cortège, attendant company, caravan; protection, defence, convoy
- With two campaign buses and three press buses, accompanied by motorcycle escorts and vehicles full of secret service snipers, there is an enormous sense of occasion.
- A Mexican border town in the grip of a drug war plans to tempt tourists back with free bus tours, complete with armed police escorts.
- So with 2 players in each car we were given an armed escort (one military police jeep at the front of the convoy and one at the back) straight to the hotel.
- 1.1A man who accompanies a woman to a particular social event: Louise and her escort were given the best table
- 1.2A person, typically a woman, who may be hired to accompany someone socially: [as modifier]: an escort agencyMore example sentences
- To keep the family off his back, Rahul hires an escort to pose as his new-found fiancée.
- She hires a male escort named Nick to pose as her new fiancé and she savours the moment when she can show him off to her former one.
- In it she plays Kat, a woman who discovers that the best man at her sister's wedding is an old boyfriend and, rather than arrive without a man, hires a male escort to be her date.
- 1.3 • euphemistic A prostitute.More example sentences
- Hi, my name is Charlene and I was just reading the classifieds in the back of the paper and I noticed that many prostitutes and escorts have the same name as me.
- This publication is just ads for local prostitutes, escorts, adult filmmakers and so on.
- Then there are the high-class prostitutes who can work from home or work as escorts; they charge higher fees and can live a lavish lifestyle.
- Accompany (someone or something) somewhere as an escort: he escorted her back to her hotelMore example sentences
- He was escorted by armed guard to and from the plane at Barcelona airport.
- They were escorted by armed guards, but so many of them escaped that only half at most actually reached the site.
- As the guards were escorting him from the station he refused to leave.
late 16th century (originally denoting a body of armed men escorting travellers): from French escorte (noun), escorter (verb), from Italian scorta, feminine past participle of scorgere 'to conduct, guide', based on Latin ex- 'out of' + corrigere 'set right' (see correct).