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English noun: escort

1. escort (person) someone who escorts and protects a prominent person


Broader (hypernym)defender, guardian, protector, shielder

Narrower (hyponym)beefeater, outrider, Praetorian, Praetorian Guard, yeoman, yeoman of the guard

Member meronymguard

2. escort (act) the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them


Broader (hypernym)protection

Narrower (hyponym)convoy

3. escort (person) an attendant who is employed to accompany someone

Broader (hypernym)attendant, attender, tender

Narrower (hyponym)color guard, guard of honor, guide, honor guard, minder, usher

4. escort (person) a participant in a date

SamplesHis date never stopped talking.


Broader (hypernym)associate, companion, comrade, familiar, fellow

Narrower (hyponym)blind date

Member meronymappointment, date, engagement

English verb: escort

1. escort (motion) accompany as an escort

SamplesShe asked her older brother to escort her to the ball.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)accompany

Narrower (hyponym)chaperon, chaperone, convoy, safeguard, squire

2. escort (motion) accompany or escort

SamplesI'll see you to the door.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)accompany

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