What does rescue mean?

Definitions for rescue
ˈrɛs kyures·cue

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rescue, deliverance, delivery, saving(verb)

    recovery or preservation from loss or danger

    "work is the deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"

  2. rescue, deliver(verb)

    free from harm or evil

  3. rescue(verb)

    take forcibly from legal custody

    "rescue prisoners"

Wiktionary

  1. rescue(Noun)

    An act or episode of rescuing, saving.

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

  2. rescue(Noun)

    A liberation, freeing.

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

  3. rescue(Noun)

    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. rescue(Noun)

    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. rescue(Noun)

    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. rescue(Verb)

    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. rescue(Verb)

    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. rescue(Verb)

    To recover forcibly

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

  9. rescue(Verb)

    To deliver by arms, notably from a siege

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

  10. rescue(Verb)

    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. Rescue(ProperNoun)

    A city in California (zip code 95672)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rescue(verb)

    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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    Karen
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How to say rescue in sign language?

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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. Utah Gov. Spencer Cox:

    We are grateful to the first responders and others who engaged in this rescue and recovery effort, with avalanche danger high right now, please exercise extreme caution.

  2. Fulvio Coslovi:

    Italy would like to rescue the migrants, but not take care of them, in other words, we want them to disappear.

  3. Gary Francis:

    Once we are there we've got the ability to carry out a coordination role or urban search and rescue looking for survivors trapped in collapsed buildings.

  4. Luis Urzua:

    We are well and hoping that you will rescue us. the devil couldn't do anything because God was present.

  5. Kam McLeod:

    Basically, he's going to be dead today or tomorrow. I know that, rest in peace, Alan Schmegelsky. I love you. I'm so sorry all this had to happen. I'm so sorry that I couldn't rescue you.

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