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Definitions of rescue

  1. To free or deliver from any confinement, violence, danger, or evil; to liberate from actual restraint; to remove or withdraw from a state of exposure to evil; as, to rescue a prisoner from the enemy; to rescue seamen from destruction. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To set free from danger, imprisonment, or violence; save. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To free from danger or violence: to deliver: to liberate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To deliver; liberate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To deliver from danger or harm; liberate; save. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. The act of rescuing; deliverance from restraint, violence, or danger; liberation. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The forcible retaking, or taking away, against law, of things lawfully distrained. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The forcible liberation of a person from an arrest or imprisonment. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The retaking by a party captured of a prize made by the enemy. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To free from any confinement, danger, or evil. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. To set free from danger or restraint; to deliver from evil in any way; to recapture; to liberate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. take forcibly from legal custody; "rescue prisoners" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. Deliverance from danger, imprisonment, or violence. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Rescuer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. The act of rescuing: deliverance from violence or danger: forcible release from arrest or imprisonment:-pr.p. rescuing; pa.t. and pa.p. rescued. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Act of rescuing; release. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. The act of rescuing; deliverance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Deliverance from restraint, violence, or danger; foreible seizure or release from the custody of the law. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Deliverance from danger or restraint; release; liberation; recapture; in law, the forcible taking away against law of things lawfully distrained. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for rescue

  1. It did not occur to me that anyone would attempt our rescue else why had they not done it long ere this? – Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew by Robert McReynolds
  2. It was Hope who came to his rescue – A Gentleman from Mississippi by Thomas A. Wise
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