escort of honor

escort of honor
group of guards that accompanies a person as a sign of honor

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • escort — [es′kôrt΄; ] for v. [ i skort′] n. [Fr escorte < It scorta < scorgere, to perceive, lead < LL * excorrigere < L ex , out + corrigere, to set right, CORRECT] 1. one or more persons (or cars, ships, airplanes, etc.) accompanying another …   English World dictionary

  • Escort — Es cort, n. [F. escorte, It. scorta a guard or guide, fr. scorgere to perceive, discern, lead, fr. L. ex out, quite + corrigere to correct, set right. See {Correct}.] 1. A body of armed men to attend a person of distinction for the sake of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • honor guard — n. a ceremonial guard assigned to escort a distinguished person or to accompany a casket at a funeral: also guard of honor * * * …   Universalium

  • honor guard — n. a ceremonial guard assigned to escort a distinguished person or to accompany a casket at a funeral: also guard of honor …   English World dictionary

  • Honor Bound series — The Honor Bound series is a World War II thriller series by W.E.B. Griffin, taking place mostly in Argentina. Griffin based the events in the books partially on historical events, and relies heavily on his own connections and experiences in… …   Wikipedia

  • Honor guard — An honor guard, or ceremonial guard, is a ceremonial escort, often military in nature, usually composed of volunteers who are carefully screened for their ability and physical dexterity. Only those persons who are highly motivated and maintain… …   Wikipedia

  • escort — 1. noun a) A body of armed men to attend a person of distinction for the sake of affording safety when on a journey; one who conducts some one as an attendant; a guard, as of prisoners on a march; also, a body of persons, attending as a mark of… …   Wiktionary

  • honor guard — noun an escort for a distinguished guest or for the casket at a military funeral • Syn: ↑guard of honor • Hypernyms: ↑escort * * * noun, pl ⋯ guards [count] chiefly US : a person or group that is the guard at a formal or ceremonial event (such as …   Useful english dictionary

  • escort — 1. A combatant unit(s) assigned to accompany and protect another force or convoy. 2. Aircraft assigned to protect other aircraft during a mission. 3. An armed guard that accompanies a convoy, a train, prisoners, etc. 4. An armed guard… …   Military dictionary

  • escort —    Alo, ukali, ho oholoholo; huaka i ho ohanohano (honor).    ♦ To escort arm in arm, kui ē ē …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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