escort Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “escort” in the English Dictionary

"escort" in British English

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escortverb [T]

uk   /ɪˈskɔːt/  us   /-kɔːrt/

escort verb [T] (GO WITH)

to go with a ​person or ​vehicle, ​especially to make ​certain that he, she, or it ​leaves or ​arrivessafely: Several little ​boats escorted the ​sailingship into the ​harbour. Security ​guards escorted the ​intruders from the ​building. The ​police escorted her to the ​airport, and made ​sure that she ​left the ​country. to go with someone and show them a ​place: People on the ​tour will be escorted by an ​expert on ​archaeology.

escort verb [T] (AS SOCIAL COMPANION)

formal to go to a ​socialevent with someone, ​especially a ​person of the ​oppositesex: Who will be escorting her to the ​ball?


uk   /ˈes.kɔːt/  us   /-kɔːrt/

escort noun (SOCIAL COMPANION)

[C] a ​person who goes with another ​person as a ​partner to a ​socialevent: "But I can't go to the ​dance without an escort," she ​protested. [C] someone who is ​paid to go out to ​socialevents with another ​person, and sometimes to have ​sex: He ​hired an escort to go to the ​dinner with him.

escort noun (GUARD)

[C] a ​person or ​vehicle that goes ​somewhere with someone to ​protect or ​guard them: The ​members of the ​juryleft the ​court with a police escort. [U] the ​state of having someone with you who gives you ​protection or ​guards you: The ​prisoners were ​transported undermilitary escort.
(Definition of escort from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"escort" in American English

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escortverb [T]

 us   /ɪsˈkɔrt, es-/
to go with someone or something as a ​companion or ​guard: He escorted her to her ​car in the ​parking lot because it was after ​dark.

escortnoun [C]

 us   /ˈes·kɔrt/
a ​companion or ​guard for someone or something: Anytime a ​clerktransfersmoney, he is ​provided with an ​armed escort.
(Definition of escort from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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