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Definition of escort noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a person or group of people or vehicles that travels with someone or something in order to protect or guard them Armed escorts are provided for visiting heads of state. Prisoners are taken to court under police escort. The convoy had an escort of ten destroyers. Bomber planes were sent out with fighter escorts.
  2. 2[countable] (formal or old-fashioned) a person, especially a man, who takes someone to a particular social event In my day, young women were not allowed out without a suitable escort.
  3. 3[countable] a person, especially a woman, who is paid to go out socially with someone an escort service/agency
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