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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rescue mean? 

RESCUE (noun)
  The noun RESCUE has 1 sense:

1. recovery or preservation from loss or danger

  Familiarity information: RESCUE used as a noun is very rare.

RESCUE (verb)
  The verb RESCUE has 2 senses:

1. free from harm or evil
2. take forcibly from legal custody

  Familiarity information: RESCUE used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

RESCUE (noun)

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Recovery or preservation from loss or danger

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


deliverance; rescue; saving; delivery

Context examples:

work is the deliverance of mankind / a surgeon's job is the saving of lives

Hypernyms ("rescue" is a kind of...):

recovery; retrieval (the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rescue"):

lifesaving (saving the lives of drowning persons)

redemption; salvation ((Christianity) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil)

reclamation; reformation (rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course)

salvage (the act of rescuing a ship or its crew or its cargo from a shipwreck or a fire)

salvage (the act of saving goods or property that were in danger of damage or destruction)

salvation (saving someone or something from harm of from an unpleasant situation)

search and rescue mission (a rescue mission to search for survivors and to rescue them)

RESCUE (verb)

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Free from harm or evil

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events


rescue; deliver

Hypernyms (to "rescue" is one way to...):

bring through; carry through; pull through; save (bring into safety)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "rescue"):

relieve; salvage; salve; save (save from ruin, destruction, or harm)

reprieve (relieve temporarily)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

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Take forcibly from legal custody

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

rescue prisoners

Hypernyms (to "rescue" is one way to...):

take (take by force)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

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