bodyguard vs escort what difference

what is difference between bodyguard and escort

English

Etymology

body +‎ guard

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbɒdiɡɑːd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbɑːdiɡɑːɹd/

Noun

bodyguard (plural bodyguards)

  1. A person or group of persons, often armed, responsible for protecting an individual.

Translations

Verb

bodyguard (third-person singular simple present bodyguards, present participle bodyguarding, simple past and past participle bodyguarded)

  1. (transitive) To act as bodyguard for (someone); figuratively, to protect.
    • 2005, Christopher Hitchens, ‘Burned Out’, Slate, Mar 7 2005:
      The same report, on a news page and not bodyguarded by any news analysis warning, goes on to say that repeated discoveries of cheating and covert activity mean that the credibility of Iran has been harmed.

Romanian

Alternative forms

  • bodigard

Etymology

Borrowed from English bodyguard.

Noun

bodyguard m (plural bodyguarzi)

  1. bodyguard

Declension

Synonyms

  • gardă de corp
  • gorilă (figurative, derogatory)

References

  • bodyguard in DEX online – Dicționare ale limbii române (Dictionaries of the Romanian language)


English

Etymology

Borrowed from French escorte, itself borrowed from Italian scorta.

Pronunciation

  • Noun:
    • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɛs.kɔɹt/
    • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɛs.kɔːt/
    • Hyphenation: es‧cort
  • Verb:
    • (General American) IPA(key): /ɪsˈkɔɹt/
    • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪsˈkɔːt/
    • Hyphenation: es‧cort

Noun

escort (plural escorts)

  1. A group of people or vehicles, generally armed, who go with a person or people of importance to safeguard them on a journey or mission.
    • 1898, Arnold Henry Savage Landor, In the Forbidden Land Chapter LXXXIII
      The soldier who was pulling at the other end was clumsily unhorsed, and I myself was all but thrown by the unexpected jerk. This ludicrous incident at first provoked mirth among my escort, a mirth which their superstitious minds immediately turned into an ill omen.
    • 1883, Ambrose Bierce, George Thurston
      Whole squadrons of cavalry escort had sometimes to be sent thundering against a powerful infantry outpost in order that the brief time between the charge and the inevitable retreat might be utilized in sounding a ford or determining the point of intersection of two roads.
  2. An accompanying person in such a group.
  3. A guard who travels with a dangerous person, such as a criminal, for the protection of others.
  4. A group of people attending as a mark of respect or honor.
  5. An accompanying person in a social gathering, etc.
  6. Protection, care, or safeguard on a journey or excursion.
  7. (somewhat euphemistic) A sex worker who does not operate in a brothel, but with whom clients make appointments; a call girl or male equivalent.

Translations

Derived terms

  • escort agency
  • escort carrier
  • escort service
  • police escort

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɛˈskɔɹt/, /ɪˈskɔɹt/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɛˈskɔːt/, /ɪˈskɔːt/

Verb

escort (third-person singular simple present escorts, present participle escorting, simple past and past participle escorted)

  1. To attend to in order to guard and protect; to accompany as a safeguard (for the person escorted or for others); to give honorable or ceremonious attendance to
    • 2009, Allen D. Grimshaw, A Social History of Racial Violence
      He reported that the police escorted the children five or six blocks beyond Natural Bridge Avenue and at that point stopped the white children who were following and shooed them back to the park.
  2. To accompany (a person) in order to compel them to go somewhere (e.g. to leave a building).
    • At this point, the Tenant became extremely angry…. the Tenant started yelling even louder and charged at me. The Tenant was restrained by the security guard and escorted out of the hearing room. The Tenant was ultimately escorted out of the Board’s office because he continued his yelling and aggressive behaviour in the hallway and at the customer service desk.
    • 2018, TST-00493-18 (Re), Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board (Anna Solomon, member)
  3. To go with someone as a partner, for example on a formal date.

Synonyms

  • accompany; attend.
  • (go with someone as a partner): squire

Translations

References

  • escort in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • Coster, Ectors, Tresco, corset, coster, recost, rectos, scoter, scrote, sector

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English escort.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛs.kɔrt/
  • Hyphenation: es‧cort

Noun

escort m (plural escorts)

  1. escort (sex worker)

Related terms

  • escorte
  • escorteren

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