(1)   The act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them
(2)   Someone who escorts and protects a prominent person
(3)   A participant in a date
"His date never stopped talking"
(4)   An attendant who is employed to accompany someone


(5)   Accompany as an escort
"She asked her older brother to escort her to the ball"
(6)   Accompany or escort
"I'll see you to the door"


escorte, scorta a guard or guide, from scorgere to perceive, discern, lead, from 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 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. -Burke.
  2. An accompanying person in a social gathering etc.
  3. Protection, care, or safeguard on a journey or excursion; as, to travel under the escort of a friend.


  1. To attend with a view to guard and protect; to accompany as safeguard; to give honorable or ceremonious attendance to; -- used esp. with reference to journeys or excursions on land; as, to escort a public functionary, or a lady; to escort a baggage wagon.