(v. i.) To form and occupy a camp; to prepare and settle in temporary habitations, as tents or huts; to halt on a march, pitch tents, or form huts, and remain for the night or for a longer time, as an army or a company traveling.
(v. t.) To form into a camp; to place in a temporary habitation, or quarters.
(a.) Pertaining to the first in time of the three subdivisions into which the Tertiary formation is divided by geologists, and alluding to the approximation in its life to that of the present era; as, Eocene deposits.
(n.) The act of fleeing from danger, of evading harm, or of avoiding notice; deliverance from injury or any evil; flight; as, an escape in battle; a narrow escape; also, the means of escape; as, a fire escape.
(n.) That which escapes attention or restraint; a mistake; an oversight; also, transgression.
(n.) A sally.
(n.) The unlawful permission, by a jailer or other custodian, of a prisoner's departure from custody.
(n.) An apophyge.
(n.) Leakage or outflow, as of steam or a liquid.
(n.) Leakage or loss of currents from the conducting wires, caused by defective insulation.
(v.) To flee from and avoid; to be saved or exempt from; to shun; to obtain security from; as, to escape danger.
(v.) To avoid the notice of; to pass unobserved by; to evade; as, the fact escaped our attention.
(v. i.) To flee, and become secure from danger; -- often followed by from or out of.
(v. i.) To get clear from danger or evil of any form; to be passed without harm.
(v. i.) To get free from that which confines or holds; -- used of persons or things; as, to escape from prison, from arrest, or from slavery; gas escapes from the pipes; electricity escapes from its conductors.
(n.) 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 respect or honor; -- applied to movements on land, as convoy is to movements at sea.
(n.) Protection, care, or safeguard on a journey or excursion; as, to travel under the escort of a friend.
(n.) To attend with a view to guard and protect; to accompany as safeguard; to give honorable or ceremonious attendance to; -- used esp. with reference to journeys or excursions on land; as, to escort a public functionary, or a lady; to escort a baggage wagon.