Pronunciation: ( —n.es'kôrt; —v.i-skôrt'),[key] —n. 1. a group of persons, or a single person, accompanying another or others for protection, guidance, or courtesy: An escort of sailors accompanied the queen. 2. an armed guard, as a body of soldiers or ships: The president traveled with a large escort of motorcycle police. 3. a man or boy who accompanies a woman or girl in public, as to a social event.
4. protection, safeguard, or guidance on a journey: to travel without escort.