escort

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v escort accompany as an escort "She asked her older brother to escort her to the ball"
    • v escort accompany or escort "I'll see you to the door"
    • n escort the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them
    • n escort someone who escorts and protects a prominent person
    • n escort a participant in a date "his date never stopped talking"
    • n escort an attendant who is employed to accompany someone
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Escort 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."
    • Escort Protection, care, or safeguard on a journey or excursion; as, to travel under the escort of a friend.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Escort es′kort a body of men, or a single man, accompanying any one on a journey, for protection, guidance, or merely courtesy: attendance
    • v.t Escort to attend as guide or guard
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Quotations

  • Marguerite Gardiner Blessington
    Marguerite Gardiner Blessington
    “The chief prerequisite for a escort is to have a flexible conscience and an inflexible politeness.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. escorte—It. scortascorgere, to guide—L. ex, out, corrigĕre, to set right.

Usage

In literature:

Do you think you will need an escort?
"The Road to Frontenac" by Samuel Merwin
Dr. Jones, who was to escort them to the end of their journey.
"Victor's Triumph" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
The four men of the escort stood irresolute.
"The Cat of Bubastes" by G. A. Henty
Some of those who formed his escort remarked that he was very pale and very much agitated.
"A Romance of the West Indies" by Eugène Sue
He wants to fly back to the heavens, and so I am escorting him.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
On arriving at Torato, I secured quarters for myself and escort at the expense of the insurgent general.
"Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew" by Robert McReynolds
Almost with relief, though their faces were grave, they stepped out into the corridor, where an escort waited.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
Those who had fought to be her escort were now singularly indifferent.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
It was escorted by the Sons of Liberty in full numbers.
"The Little Book of the Flag" by Eva March Tappan
It looked almost as if they were prisoners with a military escort.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
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In poetry:

Serene and tall, with brows unbent,
Without a hope, without a friend,
He, under escort, onward went,
With death to meet him at the end.
"His Rubies: Told" by Laurence Hope
Softly the tints of expiring day
Tinge th' vaults of Hesperian heaven,
Leaving a trace of the sun's mellow ray
To escort the shadows of even.
"Sunset" by Jared Barhite
I escorted my uncle to Tsin,
Till the Wei we crossed on the way.
Then I gave as I left
For his carriage a gift
Four steeds, and each steed was a bay.
"The Generous Nephew" by Confucius
I escorted my uncle to Tsin,
And I thought of him much in my heart.
Pendent stones, and with them
Of fine jasper a gem,
I gave, and then saw him depart.
"The Generous Nephew" by Confucius
And take not a slight escort. Libanon
Is far from quiet, as thou wilt have heard;
The templars stir afresh, be therefore cautious.
Come, I must see thy troop, and give the orders.
"Nathan The Wise - Act V" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Ere long my journey, too, will end,
And my spirit to God arise;
Perhaps he may my sweetheart send
To escort me to the skies;
And there with our Saviour we shall be,
Yet sweethearts still through eternity.
"My Old Sweetheart" by Joseph Horatio Chant

In news:

Bradley Manning is escorted from a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md.
Bradley Manning, center, steps out of a security vehicle as he is escorted into a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md.
Catherine is escorted from the hospital by her husband, Britain's Prince William.
Catherine was escorted from the hospital by her husband, Britain's Prince William.
Nineteen people were arrested Tuesday morning in the takedown of a large-scale prostitution operation that offered Chinese and Korean escorts and advertised in the back pages of the Village Voice.
Smokin' beat-down transsexual Claudia Charriez can be seen as only folks with $400-an-hour to burn have ever seen her before — posing nude on her escort service Web site.
The assembly will begin with students escorting their special guests (veterans) to the assembly in their honor.
Ben Revere was escorted into the Phillies clubhouse Thursday afternoon by two team officials.
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John McAfee escorted to Guatemala airport , heading to Miami.
Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Joshua Brent, escorted by his attorney George Milner, is released from the Irving City Jail after posting a $500,000 bond, Saturday, Dec 9, 2012.
John McAfee escorted to Guatemala airport, heading to Miami.
Fighter jets escorted a United Airlines 757 Thursday night.
KUSA-TV reports the plane was escorted by military jets after the crew declared the emergency.
Washington DC-bound plane escorted by military jet over passenger praying in aisle .
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In science:

Hence, we see that if it exists a q -efficient estimator, it is the estimator defined by the maximum of the escort of the likelihood.
On generalized Cram\'er-Rao inequalities, generalized Fisher informations and characterizations of generalized q-Gaussian distributions
Similarly, we see that the escort-likelihood will have the form of q -exponential if we use the q -product of the escort densities: g ( ¯q) (x; θ) = N ¯q ,i g (xi ; θ).
On generalized Cram\'er-Rao inequalities, generalized Fisher informations and characterizations of generalized q-Gaussian distributions
As a matter of fact, the first authors, defining a problem as in (54) with data distributed according to f (x; θ), showed that the distribution g (x; θ) must be the escort of f (x; θ).
On generalized Cram\'er-Rao inequalities, generalized Fisher informations and characterizations of generalized q-Gaussian distributions
Tsallis entropy attached to the escort distribution g .
On generalized Cram\'er-Rao inequalities, generalized Fisher informations and characterizations of generalized q-Gaussian distributions
Here, this gives a direct interpretation of the MLq method as an approximate minimum entropy procedure, and highlights the particular role of escort distributions in this context.
On generalized Cram\'er-Rao inequalities, generalized Fisher informations and characterizations of generalized q-Gaussian distributions
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