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.

Wikipedia

  1. Rescue

    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.

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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  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

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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. Devendra Singh Tak:

    That's where one needs to get out and conduct rescue and relief.

  2. Anurag Gupta:

    We have started the rescue operation but the biggest challenge is to find a way to clear the inundated airport and main roads.

  3. Sanjay Gupta:

    I've seen a lot of situations around the world, and this is as bad as I've ever seen it, they need more resources, they need more personnel here right now, and they're expecting many more patients as these rescue operations go on.

  4. Alex Castonguay:

    This case highlights the effectiveness of the interagency search and rescue system, a special thank you to the USCG for all the efforts.

  5. Udav Prashad Timalsina:

    We have 90 percent of the army out there working on search and rescue, we are focusing our efforts on that, on saving lives.

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