Definitions for Rescue
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Rescue.
rescue, deliverance, delivery, savingverb
recovery or preservation from loss or danger
"work is the deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"
free from harm or evil
take forcibly from legal custody
An act or episode of rescuing, saving.
A liberation, freeing.
The forcible ending of a siege; liberation from similar military peril
The rescue of Jerusalem was the original motive of the Crusaders
A special airliner flight to bring home passengers who are stranded
The dog proved a rescue with some behavior issues.
To save from any violence, danger or evil.
The well-trained team rescued everyone after the avalanche
To free or liberate from confinement or other physical restraint.
to rescue a prisoner from the enemy
To recover forcibly
To deliver by arms, notably from a siege
To remove or withdraw from a state of exposure to evil and sin.
Traditionally missionaries aim to rescue many ignorant heathen souls.
A city in California (zip code 95672)
Etymology: rescopuen, from rescourre, rescurre, rescorre; from prefix re- + excutere, from ex + quatere.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Deliverance from violence, danger, or confinement.
Etymology: rescousse,rescosse, old Fr. rescussus, low Lat.
How comes it, you
Have holp to make this rescue. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
To set free from any violence, confinement, or danger.
Etymology: rescorre, old Fr.
Sir Scudamore, after long sorrow, in the end met with Britomartis, who succoured him and reskewed his love. Edmund Spenser.
My uncles both are slain in rescuing me. William Shakespeare.
We’re beset with thieves;
Rescue thy mistress, if thou be a man. William Shakespeare.
Dr. Bancroft understood the church excellently, and had almost rescued it out of the hands of the Calvinian party. Clar.
He that is so sure of his particular election, as to resolve he can never fall, if he commit those acts, against which scripture is plain, that they that do them shall not inherit eternal life, must necessarily resolve, that nothing but the removing his fundamental error can rescue him from the superstructive. Henry Hammond, Fundamentals.
Who was that just man, whom had not heav’n
Rescu’d, had in his righteousness been lost? John Milton.
Riches cannot rescue from the grave,
Which claims alike the monarch and the slave. Dryden.
Rescue comprises responsive operations that usually involve the saving of life, or the urgent treatment of injuries after an accident or a dangerous situation. Tools used might include search and rescue dogs, mounted search and rescue horses, helicopters, the "jaws of life", and other hydraulic cutting and spreading tools used to extricate individuals from wrecked vehicles. Rescue operations are sometimes supported by rescue vehicles operated by rescue squads.
Rescue refers to the act of saving or liberating someone or something from danger, harm, confinement, or undesirable situation by providing aid, relief or assistance. This may involve various actions such as physical intervention, providing financial help, or offering emotional support. The term is commonly used in emergency services, military operations, and humanitarian efforts.
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
the act of rescuing; deliverance from restraint, violence, or danger; liberation
the forcible retaking, or taking away, against law, of things lawfully distrained
the forcible liberation of a person from an arrest or imprisonment
the retaking by a party captured of a prize made by the enemy
Etymology: [From Rescue, v.; cf. Rescous.]
Rescue comprises responsive operations that usually involve the saving of life, or prevention of injury during an incident or dangerous situation. Tools used might include search and rescue dogs, mounted search and rescue horses, helicopters, the "jaws of life", and other hydraulic cutting and spreading tools used to extricate individuals from wrecked vehicles. Rescue operations are sometimes supported by special vehicles such as fire department's or EMS heavy rescue vehicle.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
res′kū, v.t. to free from danger or violence: to deliver: to liberate:—pr.p. res′cūing; pa.t. and pa.p. res′cūed.—n. the act of rescuing: deliverance from violence or danger: forcible release from arrest or imprisonment.—adj. Res′cuable.—ns. Res′cuer; Rescūssēē′, the party rescued; Rescus′sor, one who makes an unlawful rescue. [M. E. rescous, a rescue—O. Fr. rescousse—rescourre—L. re-, away, excutĕre, to shake out—ex, out, quatĕre, to shake.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Any vessel recovered by the insurrection of prisoners on board of her, or by her being forced by stress of weather into our ports, she is restored on salvage. There is no rule prescribed by the law of England in the case of foreign property rescued; with British subjects the court usually adopts the proportion of recapture. In respect to foreigners the only guide is that of "quantum meruit."
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The retaking by a party captured of a prize made by the enemy.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Rescue' in Nouns Frequency: #2077
Rank popularity for the word 'Rescue' in Verbs Frequency: #815
The numerical value of Rescue in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Rescue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
You know, I've got a plan that could rescue Apple. I can't say any more than that it's the perfect product and the perfect strategy for Apple. But nobody there will listen to me.
Before anything else, let's throw a lifeline to all these people who are drowning by creating a European rescue fleet for the 28 members of the European Union. One rescue boat for each country.
All police force, border guards, rescue teams...are mobilized to take part in the rescue.
As a kid, I dreamed of a knight in shining armor coming to rescue me. Now, I just dream of equal pay for equal work.
There are 10 dead and dozens injured. We are working with dozens of rescue teams to open up the carriages, the rescue is complicated because this happened in the middle of the countryside.
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Translations for Rescue
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- أنقذ, خلصArabic
- ратунак, ратаваннеBelarusian
- rescatar, rescatCatalan, Valencian
- retten, RettungGerman
- διασώζω, σώζω, διάσωσηGreek
- rescatar, rescateSpanish
- pelastaminen, pelastuslento, pelastaa, vapauttaa, pelastusFinnish
- rescousse, sauver, sauvetage, secourir, secours, délivrerFrench
- saoradhScottish Gaelic
- rescatar, rescateGalician
- 助ける, 救い出す, 救出, 救う, 救助するJapanese
- rauora, whakarauoraMāori
- loswrikken, bevrijden, redding, redden, ontzetten, verlossen, ontfutselen, ontzettingDutch
- ratować, ratunekPolish
- resgatar, resgatePortuguese
- освободить, выручать, выручить, освобождать, спасать, спасение, спастиRussian
- undsättning, rädda, räddning, undsättaSwedish
- порятунок, рятуватиUkrainian
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