Definition of Rescue

1. Noun. Recovery or preservation from loss or danger. "A surgeon's job is the saving of lives"




2. Verb. Free from harm or evil.
Exact synonyms: Deliver
Specialized synonyms: Relieve, Salvage, Salve, Save, Reprieve
Generic synonyms: Bring Through, Carry Through, Pull Through, Save
Derivative terms: Deliverance, Deliverer, Delivery, Rescuer

3. Verb. Take forcibly from legal custody. "Rescue prisoners"
Generic synonyms: Take

Definition of Rescue

1. v. t. 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.

2. n. The act of rescuing; deliverance from restraint, violence, or danger; liberation.

Definition of Rescue

1. Proper noun. A city in California (zip code 95672) ¹

2. Verb. To save from any violence, danger or evil. ¹

3. Verb. To free or liberate from confinement or other physical restraint. ¹

4. Verb. To recover forcibly ¹

5. Verb. To deliver by arms, notably from a siege ¹

6. Verb. (figuratively) To remove or withdraw from a state of exposure to evil and sin. ¹

7. Verb. ¹

8. Noun. An act or episode of rescuing, saving. ¹

9. Noun. A liberation, freeing. ¹

10. Noun. The forcible ending of a siege; liberation from similar military peril ¹

11. Noun. A special airliner flight to bring home passengers who are stranded ¹

12. Noun. A rescuee. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rescue

1. to free from danger [v -CUED, -CUING, -CUES]

Medical Definition of Rescue

1. 1. The act of rescuing; deliverance from restraint, violence, or danger; liberation. "Spur to the rescue of the noble Talbot." (Shak) 2. 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. "The rescue of a prisoner from the court is punished with perpetual imprisonment and forfeiture of goods." (Blackstone) Rescue grass. [Etymol. Uncertain. A tall grass (Ceratochloa unioloides) somewhat resembling chess, cultivated for hay and forage in the Southern States. Origin: From Rescue,; cf. Rescous. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Rescue Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Rescue Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rescue

rescrambled
rescrambles
rescrambling
rescreen
rescreened
rescreening
rescreens
rescript
rescripted
rescripting
rescription
rescriptive
rescriptively
rescripts
rescuable
rescue (current term)
rescue dog
rescue dogs
rescue equipment
rescue mission
rescue missions
rescue operation
rescue party
rescue work
rescued
rescuee
rescuees
rescueless
rescueman
rescuemen

Literary usage of Rescue

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1917)
"RIGHT OF THE MASTER AND CREW OF A CAPTURED SHIP TO EFFECT HER rescue A MERCHANT ship captured in war by a cruiser is commonly put in the hands of a prize ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"See also Coal mines and mining—Accidents and explosions; Fire damp; Mine rescue work. Mine construction. Cement gun in mine work. 11. Eng. M. 47: 429- . 31. ..."

3. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton, Richard Henry Dana (1866)
"if the rescue be made by the neutral crew of a neutral ship, it may be doubtful how far such an illegal act, which involves the penalty of confiscation, ..."

4. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton (1866)
"[1H Salt-age for rescue or Recapture. — Where the original crew of a vessel, being in the custody of captors, rise upon them and regain possession, ..."

5. Environmental Performance Reviews by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Committee on Environmental Policy (2006)
"Instead, five rescue programmes for specially protected species have been officially launched and a "strategy of rescue programmes" is in preparation (Table ..."

6. Old Virginia and Her Neighbours by John Fiske (1897)
"From the Indian point of view there was nothing romantic or extraordinary in such a rescue; it was simply a not un- common matter or business. ..."

7. Old Virginia and Her Neighbours by John Fiske (1897)
"From the Indian point of view there was nothing romantic or extraordinary in. such a rescue; it was simply a not un- common matter of business. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Rescue

Search for Rescue on Dictionary.com!Search for Rescue on Thesaurus.com!Search for Rescue on Google!Search for Rescue on Wikipedia!

Search