What does escape mean?

Definitions for escape
ɪˈskeɪpes·cape

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. escape, flight(noun)

    the act of escaping physically

    "he made his escape from the mental hospital"; "the canary escaped from its cage"; "his flight was an indication of his guilt"

  2. escape, escapism(noun)

    an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy

    "romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life"; "his alcohol problem was a form of escapism"

  3. evasion, escape, dodging(noun)

    nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do

    "his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible"; "that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"

  4. escape(noun)

    an avoidance of danger or difficulty

    "that was a narrow escape"

  5. escape(noun)

    a means or way of escaping

    "hard work was his escape from worry"; "they installed a second hatch as an escape"; "their escape route"

  6. escape(noun)

    a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild

  7. escape, leak, leakage, outflow(noun)

    the discharge of a fluid from some container

    "they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe"; "he had to clean up the leak"

  8. safety valve, relief valve, escape valve, escape cock, escape(verb)

    a valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler); it opens automatically when the pressure reaches a dangerous level

  9. escape, get away, break loose(verb)

    run away from confinement

    "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"

  10. miss, escape(verb)

    fail to experience

    "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane"

  11. get off, get away, get by, get out, escape(verb)

    escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action

    "She gets away with murder!"; "I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities"

  12. elude, escape(verb)

    be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by

    "What you are seeing in him eludes me"

  13. escape, get away(verb)

    remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion

    "We escaped to our summer house for a few days"; "The president of the company never manages to get away during the summer"

  14. scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away(verb)

    flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

    "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"

  15. escape(verb)

    issue or leak, as from a small opening

    "Gas escaped into the bedroom"

Wiktionary

  1. escape(Noun)

    The act of leaving a dangerous or unpleasant situation.

    The prisoners made their escape by digging a tunnel.

    Etymology: and escaper ( = Old French eschaper, modern French échapper), from *excapare, from Latin ex- + capio.

  2. escape(Noun)

    A key on most modern computer keyboards, sometimes abbreviated Esc, and typically programmed to cancel some current operation.

    Etymology: and escaper ( = Old French eschaper, modern French échapper), from *excapare, from Latin ex- + capio.

  3. escape(Noun)

    The ASCII character represented by 27 (decimal) or 1B (hexadecimal.)

    You forgot to insert an escape in the datastream.

    Etymology: and escaper ( = Old French eschaper, modern French échapper), from *excapare, from Latin ex- + capio.

  4. escape(Noun)

    A successful shot from a snooker position.

    Etymology: and escaper ( = Old French eschaper, modern French échapper), from *excapare, from Latin ex- + capio.

  5. escape(Verb)

    To get free, to free oneself.

    The prisoners escaped by jumping over a wall.

    Etymology: and escaper ( = Old French eschaper, modern French échapper), from *excapare, from Latin ex- + capio.

  6. escape(Verb)

    To avoid (any unpleasant person or thing); to elude, get away from.

    Etymology: and escaper ( = Old French eschaper, modern French échapper), from *excapare, from Latin ex- + capio.

  7. escape(Verb)

    To avoid capture; to get away with something, avoid punishment.

    Luckily, I escaped with only a fine.

    Etymology: and escaper ( = Old French eschaper, modern French échapper), from *excapare, from Latin ex- + capio.

  8. escape(Verb)

    To elude the observation or notice of; to not be seen or remembered by.

    The name of the hotel escapes me at present.

    Etymology: and escaper ( = Old French eschaper, modern French échapper), from *excapare, from Latin ex- + capio.

  9. escape(Verb)

    To cause (a single character, or all such characters in a string) to be interpreted literally, instead of with any special meaning it would usually have in the same context, often by prefixing with another character.

    Etymology: and escaper ( = Old French eschaper, modern French échapper), from *excapare, from Latin ex- + capio.

  10. escape(Verb)

    to halt a program or command by pressing a key (such as the "Esc" key) or combination of keys

    Etymology: and escaper ( = Old French eschaper, modern French échapper), from *excapare, from Latin ex- + capio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Escape

    to flee from and avoid; to be saved or exempt from; to shun; to obtain security from; as, to escape danger

    Etymology: [OE. escapen, eschapen, OF. escaper, eschaper, F. echapper, fr. LL. ex cappa out of one's cape or cloak; hence, to slip out of one's cape and escape. See 3d Cape, and cf. Scape, v.]

  2. Escape

    to avoid the notice of; to pass unobserved by; to evade; as, the fact escaped our attention

    Etymology: [OE. escapen, eschapen, OF. escaper, eschaper, F. echapper, fr. LL. ex cappa out of one's cape or cloak; hence, to slip out of one's cape and escape. See 3d Cape, and cf. Scape, v.]

  3. Escape(verb)

    to flee, and become secure from danger; -- often followed by from or out of

    Etymology: [OE. escapen, eschapen, OF. escaper, eschaper, F. echapper, fr. LL. ex cappa out of one's cape or cloak; hence, to slip out of one's cape and escape. See 3d Cape, and cf. Scape, v.]

  4. Escape(verb)

    to get clear from danger or evil of any form; to be passed without harm

    Etymology: [OE. escapen, eschapen, OF. escaper, eschaper, F. echapper, fr. LL. ex cappa out of one's cape or cloak; hence, to slip out of one's cape and escape. See 3d Cape, and cf. Scape, v.]

  5. Escape(verb)

    to get free from that which confines or holds; -- used of persons or things; as, to escape from prison, from arrest, or from slavery; gas escapes from the pipes; electricity escapes from its conductors

    Etymology: [OE. escapen, eschapen, OF. escaper, eschaper, F. echapper, fr. LL. ex cappa out of one's cape or cloak; hence, to slip out of one's cape and escape. See 3d Cape, and cf. Scape, v.]

  6. Escape(noun)

    the act of fleeing from danger, of evading harm, or of avoiding notice; deliverance from injury or any evil; flight; as, an escape in battle; a narrow escape; also, the means of escape; as, a fire escape

    Etymology: [OE. escapen, eschapen, OF. escaper, eschaper, F. echapper, fr. LL. ex cappa out of one's cape or cloak; hence, to slip out of one's cape and escape. See 3d Cape, and cf. Scape, v.]

  7. Escape(noun)

    that which escapes attention or restraint; a mistake; an oversight; also, transgression

    Etymology: [OE. escapen, eschapen, OF. escaper, eschaper, F. echapper, fr. LL. ex cappa out of one's cape or cloak; hence, to slip out of one's cape and escape. See 3d Cape, and cf. Scape, v.]

  8. Escape(noun)

    a sally

    Etymology: [OE. escapen, eschapen, OF. escaper, eschaper, F. echapper, fr. LL. ex cappa out of one's cape or cloak; hence, to slip out of one's cape and escape. See 3d Cape, and cf. Scape, v.]

  9. Escape(noun)

    the unlawful permission, by a jailer or other custodian, of a prisoner's departure from custody

    Etymology: [OE. escapen, eschapen, OF. escaper, eschaper, F. echapper, fr. LL. ex cappa out of one's cape or cloak; hence, to slip out of one's cape and escape. See 3d Cape, and cf. Scape, v.]

  10. Escape(noun)

    an apophyge

    Etymology: [OE. escapen, eschapen, OF. escaper, eschaper, F. echapper, fr. LL. ex cappa out of one's cape or cloak; hence, to slip out of one's cape and escape. See 3d Cape, and cf. Scape, v.]

  11. Escape(noun)

    leakage or outflow, as of steam or a liquid

    Etymology: [OE. escapen, eschapen, OF. escaper, eschaper, F. echapper, fr. LL. ex cappa out of one's cape or cloak; hence, to slip out of one's cape and escape. See 3d Cape, and cf. Scape, v.]

  12. Escape(noun)

    leakage or loss of currents from the conducting wires, caused by defective insulation

    Etymology: [OE. escapen, eschapen, OF. escaper, eschaper, F. echapper, fr. LL. ex cappa out of one's cape or cloak; hence, to slip out of one's cape and escape. See 3d Cape, and cf. Scape, v.]

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Escape

    A term applied to leakage of current.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'escape' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3382

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'escape' in Nouns Frequency: #1780

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    Rank popularity for the word 'escape' in Verbs Frequency: #374

Anagrams for escape »

  1. espace, peaces

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of escape in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of escape in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of escape in a Sentence

  1. Lonely Planet:

    Despite drawing in day-trippers by the busload, the area's well-protected and spread-out natural attractions have somehow managed to escape the frenzied tourist circus of other less well-managed places.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Being silent does not mean you are the right or a wise if you do not prove that; otherwise, it is also the escape from the reality

  3. Heinrich Hertz:

    One cannot escape the feeling that these mathematical formulas have an independent existence and an intelligence of their own that they are wiser than we are, wiser even than their discoverers.

  4. Michael Braun:

    The only way that the government of Mexico is going to ensure absolutely that they don't go through another embarrassing situation, another embarrassing escape, is to extradite him to the United States.

  5. Iqra Abdi Haji:

    My first thought was that I'll die, I'll not escape from this place.

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Translations for escape

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  • هرب, فرار, هروبArabic
  • отървавам се, избягвам, бя́гство, изплъзвам сеBulgarian
  • eludir, escapar, fuitaCatalan, Valencian
  • útěk, únik, uniknoutCzech
  • entgehen, davonkommen, Flucht, ausweichenGerman
  • διαλανθάνω, γλιτώνω, διαφεύγω, διακόπτω, απόδραση, ξεφεύγω, δραπετεύωGreek
  • eskapiEsperanto
  • evadir, escapar, escapada, escape, fuga, detener, liberarse, abortar, salvar, fugarse, liberación, cancelar, esconder, eludir, escapatorio, tronarSpanish
  • ihes eginBasque
  • paeta, välttyä, päästä, esc-merkki, unohtua, pako, esc-näppäin, karata, selvitä, välttääFinnish
  • éviter, évasion, échapper, échappatoireFrench
  • dol-àsScottish Gaelic
  • escaparGalician
  • փախուստ, խուսափել, փախչելArmenian
  • melarikan diriIndonesian
  • scappare, evitareItalian
  • בריחהHebrew
  • エスケープキー, 脱出, エスケープ, 逃げる, 免れるJapanese
  • revîn, filitîn, bazdanKurdish
  • subterfugio, fugio, refugio, evado, profugio, fuga, aufugio, effugio, defugioLatin
  • paheno, pahiko, kaireretanga, oraititanga, oraiti, pakiha, rere, oma, mawhiti, whatingaMāori
  • ontgaan, stoppen, ontsnappen, escapetoets, ontsnappen aan, afbreken, onderbrekenDutch
  • unnslippe, unnkomme, unngåNorwegian
  • escaparOccitan
  • ucieczkaPolish
  • escapada, escape, fugir, evitar, escapar, iludir, desviar, escapatória, escPortuguese
  • scappar, scapar, mütschir, scapper, mitscharRomansh
  • esc, scăpa, fugă, eluda, scăpareRomanian
  • эске́йп, отде́латься, [[соверши́ть]] [[побе́г]], ускольза́ть, избега́ть, бе́гство, спасе́ние, [[соверша́ть]] [[побе́г]], [[кла́виша]] [[эске́йп]], побе́г, ускользну́ть, спаса́ться, избежа́ть, спасти́сь, отде́лыватьсяRussian
  • vyhnúť sa, utiecťSlovak
  • pobegniti, ubežati, pobeg, zbežatiSlovene
  • shmangem, arratisemAlbanian
  • undfly, flykt, flySwedish
  • kwepaSwahili
  • takas, pagtakasTagalog

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