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"
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)
Origin: rescopuen, from rescourre, rescurre, rescorre; from prefix re- + excutere, from ex + quatere.
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
Origin: [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
cereus, ceruse, Creuse, recuse, secuer, secure
The numerical value of rescue in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of rescue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of rescue in a Sentence
We have launched a rescue operation.
The second rescue was a lot of anxiety.
About 100 rescue workers are on the site.
That’s a beautiful sound, a rescue sound.
This is still an ongoing search and rescue.
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Translations for rescue
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- أنقذ, خلصArabic
- ратаванне, ратунакBelarusian
- rescat, rescatarCatalan, Valencian
- retten, RettungGerman
- διάσωση, σώζω, διασώζωGreek
- rescate, rescatarSpanish
- pelastus, vapauttaa, pelastaa, pelastaminen, pelastuslentoFinnish
- secourir, sauver, sauvetage, secours, rescousse, délivrerFrench
- saoradhScottish Gaelic
- rescate, rescatarGalician
- 救助する, 救い出す, 救出, 救う, 助けるJapanese
- rauora, whakarauoraMāori
- bevrijden, redden, ontzetting, ontfutselen, verlossen, ontzetten, redding, loswrikkenDutch
- ratunek, ratowaćPolish
- resgate, resgatarPortuguese
- выручать, выручить, освобождать, спасать, освободить, спасти, спасениеRussian
- undsätta, räddning, rädda, undsättningSwedish
- порятунок, рятуватиUkrainian
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