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Meaning of RESCUE

Pronunciation:  'reskyoo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  recovery or preservation from loss or danger; "work is the deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"
  2. [v]  take forcibly from legal custody, as of prisoners
  3. [v]  free from harm or evil

RESCUE is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: deliver, deliverance, delivery, saving
 See Also: bring through, carry through, lifesaving, pull through, reclamation, recovery, redemption, reformation, relieve, reprieve, retrieval, salvage, salvage, salvation, salve, save, search and rescue mission, take



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Res"cue\ (r?s"k?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rescued}
    (-k?d);p. pr. & vb. n. {Rescuing}.] [OE. rescopuen, OF.
    rescourre, rescurre, rescorre; L. pref. re- re- + excutere to
    shake or drive out; ex out + quatere to shake. See {Qtash} to
    crush, {Rercussion}.]
    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.
          Had I been seized by a hungry lion, I would have been a
          breakfast to the best, Rather than have false Proteus
          rescue me.                               --Shak.
    Syn: To retake; recapture; free; deliver; liberate; release;
  2. \Res"cue\ (r?s"k?), n. [From {Rescue}, v.; cf.
    1. The act of rescuing; deliverance from restraint, violence,
       or danger; liberation.
             Spur to the rescue of the noble Talbot. --Shak.
    2. (Law)
       (a) The forcible retaking, or taking away, against law, of
           things lawfully distrained.
       (b) The forcible liberation of a person from an arrest or
       (c) The retaking by a party captured of a prize made by
           the enemy. --Bouvier.
                 The rescue of a prisoner from the court is
                 punished with perpetual imprisonment and
                 forfeiture of goods.              --Blackstone.
    {Rescue grass}. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Bot.) A tall grass
       ({Ceratochloa unioloides}) somewhat resembling chess,
       cultivated for hay and forage in the Southern States.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are being rescued or rescue others, represents an aspect of yourself that has been neglected or ignored. You are trying to find a way to express this neglected part of yourself. In particular, to dream that you rescue someone from drowning indicates that you have successfully acknowledged certain emotions and characteristics that is symbolized by the drowning victim.