escort


escort
Aircraft assigned to protect friendly aircraft during a mission. Escorts may or may not accompany the main force. In the former case, they are called tied or close escorts, whereas in the latter they are referred to as free escorts. See also close escort and free escorts.

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  • Escort — Es*cort , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Escorted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Escorting}.] [Cf. F. escorter, It. scortare. See {Escort}, n.] To attend with a view to guard and protect; to accompany as safeguard; to give honorable or ceremonious attendance to; used… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • escort — [es′kôrt΄; ] for v. [ i skort′] n. [Fr escorte < It scorta < scorgere, to perceive, lead < LL * excorrigere < L ex , out + corrigere, to set right, CORRECT] 1. one or more persons (or cars, ships, airplanes, etc.) accompanying another …   English World dictionary

  • Escort — Es cort, n. [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}.] 1. A body of armed men to attend a person of distinction for the sake of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • escort — [n] protection; accompaniment alarm clock*, attendant, beau, bird dog*, bodyguard, cavalier, chaperon, companion, company, consort, convoy, convoyer, cortege, date, entourage, fellow, friend, gallant, guard, guide, partner, protector, retinue,… …   New thesaurus

  • escort — ► NOUN 1) a person, vehicle, or group accompanying another to provide protection or as a mark of rank. 2) a person who accompanies a member of the opposite sex to a social event. ► VERB ▪ accompany as an escort. ORIGIN French escorte, from… …   English terms dictionary

  • escort — index consort, guardian, protect Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • escort — (n.) 1570s, in military sense, from M.Fr. escorte (16c.), from It. scorta, lit. a guiding, from scorgere to guide, from V.L. *excorrigere, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + corrigere set right (see CORRECT (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • escort — vb conduct, convoy, chaperon, *accompany, attend Analogous words: protect, shield, guard, safeguard, *defend: lead, *guide, pilot, steer …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • escort — is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable as a noun and on the second as a verb …   Modern English usage