What does Rescue mean?

Definitions for Rescue
ˈrɛs kyuRes·cue

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Rescue.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. rescue, deliververb

    free from harm or evil

  3. rescueverb

    take forcibly from legal custody

    "rescue prisoners"

Wiktionary

  1. rescuenoun

    An act or episode of rescuing, saving.

    Etymology: rescopuen, from rescourre, rescurre, rescorre; from prefix re- + excutere, from ex + quatere.

  2. rescuenoun

    A liberation, freeing.

    Etymology: rescopuen, from rescourre, rescurre, rescorre; from prefix re- + excutere, from ex + quatere.

  3. rescuenoun

    The forcible ending of a siege; liberation from similar military peril

    The rescue of Jerusalem was the original motive of the Crusaders

    Etymology: rescopuen, from rescourre, rescurre, rescorre; from prefix re- + excutere, from ex + quatere.

  4. rescuenoun

    A special airliner flight to bring home passengers who are stranded

    Etymology: rescopuen, from rescourre, rescurre, rescorre; from prefix re- + excutere, from ex + quatere.

  5. rescuenoun

    A rescuee.

    The dog proved a rescue with some behavior issues.

    Etymology: rescopuen, from rescourre, rescurre, rescorre; from prefix re- + excutere, from ex + quatere.

  6. rescueverb

    To save from any violence, danger or evil.

    The well-trained team rescued everyone after the avalanche

    Etymology: rescopuen, from rescourre, rescurre, rescorre; from prefix re- + excutere, from ex + quatere.

  7. rescueverb

    To free or liberate from confinement or other physical restraint.

    to rescue a prisoner from the enemy

    Etymology: rescopuen, from rescourre, rescurre, rescorre; from prefix re- + excutere, from ex + quatere.

  8. rescueverb

    To recover forcibly

    Etymology: rescopuen, from rescourre, rescurre, rescorre; from prefix re- + excutere, from ex + quatere.

  9. rescueverb

    To deliver by arms, notably from a siege

    Etymology: rescopuen, from rescourre, rescurre, rescorre; from prefix re- + excutere, from ex + quatere.

  10. rescueverb

    To remove or withdraw from a state of exposure to evil and sin.

    Traditionally missionaries aim to rescue many ignorant heathen souls.

    Etymology: rescopuen, from rescourre, rescurre, rescorre; from prefix re- + excutere, from ex + quatere.

  11. Rescuenoun

    A city in California (zip code 95672)

    Etymology: rescopuen, from rescourre, rescurre, rescorre; from prefix re- + excutere, from ex + quatere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rescueverb

    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

    Etymology: [From Rescue, v.; cf. Rescous.]

  2. Rescue

    the act of rescuing; deliverance from restraint, violence, or danger; liberation

    Etymology: [From Rescue, v.; cf. Rescous.]

  3. Rescue

    the forcible retaking, or taking away, against law, of things lawfully distrained

    Etymology: [From Rescue, v.; cf. Rescous.]

  4. Rescue

    the forcible liberation of a person from an arrest or imprisonment

    Etymology: [From Rescue, v.; cf. Rescous.]

  5. Rescue

    the retaking by a party captured of a prize made by the enemy

    Etymology: [From Rescue, v.; cf. Rescous.]

Freebase

  1. Rescue

    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

  1. Rescue

    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. rescousserescourre—L. re-, away, excutĕre, to shake out—ex, out, quatĕre, to shake.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. rescue

    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

  1. rescue

    The retaking by a party captured of a prize made by the enemy.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Rescue' in Nouns Frequency: #2077

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Rescue' in Verbs Frequency: #815

Anagrams for Rescue »

  1. cereus, ceruse, Creuse, recuse, secuer, secure

How to pronounce Rescue?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rescue in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rescue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Rescue in a Sentence

  1. Windie Lazenko:

    When these girls buy into their lives, their minds are made up, the rescue mentality really doesn't work. They don't even consider themselves victims.

  2. Jonathan Hoffman:

    Walton was kidnapped in Niger, where he lives. The rescue took place in Northern Nigeria, which neighbors Niger, early Saturday, officials said. US MOVES FORWARD WITH SEIZURE OF IRANIAN MISSILES, PETROLEUM BOUND FOR YEMEN, VENEZUELA SEAL Team 6 was chosen for the operation because they are responsible for West Africa, Fox News has learned. U.S. forces conducted a hostage rescue operation during the early hours of 31 October in Northern Nigeria to recover an American citizen held hostage by a group of armed men, no U.S military personnel were injured during the operation.

  3. Danielle Foltz:

    How do you find the words to describe the most horrific event in your life, your personal valley of the shadow of death ? because that is exactly the feeling that clamps your heart when you are at a place where the medication needed to rescue your child is out of reach.

  4. Nabam Tuki:

    We suspect the death toll would mount as no rescue effort is possible now with the weather conditions very bad.

  5. Le Maire:

    We're minority shareholders ... those that think that whatever happens the state will come to Air France's rescue and soak up Air France's losses are mistaken.

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