What does escort mean?

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Noun
  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.
  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.
Verb
  1. To attend to in order to guard and protect; to accompany as a safeguard; to give honorable or ceremonious attendance to
  2. To go with someone as a partner, for example on a formal date.
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