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Definitions of rescue

  1. free from harm or evil Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. recovery or preservation from loss or danger; "work is the deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. take forcibly from legal custody, as of prisoners Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. take forcibly from legal custody; "rescue prisoners" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. 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
  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. Deliverance from danger, imprisonment, or violence. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To set free from danger, imprisonment, or violence; save. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Rescuer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. To free from danger or violence: to deliver: to liberate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. 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.
  15. Act of rescuing; release. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. To deliver; liberate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To deliver from danger or harm; liberate; save. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The act of rescuing; deliverance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. 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.
  20. To free from any confinement, danger, or evil. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. res'k[=u], v.t. to free from danger or violence: to deliver: to liberate:--pr.p. res'c[=u]ing; pa.t. and pa.p. res'c[=u]ed.--n. the act of rescuing: deliverance from violence or danger: forcible release from arrest or imprisonment.--adj. RES'CUABLE.--ns. RES'CUER; RESC[=U]SS[=EE]', the party rescued; RESCUS'SOR, one who makes an unlawful rescue. [M. E. rescous, a rescue--O. Fr. rescousse--rescourre--L. re-, away, excut[)e]re, to shake out--ex, out, quat[)e]re, to shake.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. Deliver from attack, custody, danger, or harm; (Law) unlawfully liberate (person), forcibly recover (property); hence rescuer n. (N.) rescuing or being rescued, succour, deliverance, illegal liberation, forcible recovery. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. n. Act of rescuing; deliverance from restraint, violence, or danger;—in law, the forcible retaking of a legal distress from the distrainor; the forcible liberation of a prisoner from the custody of the bailiff, police, or other officer; —also written rescous. Cabinet Dictionary

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