1. [syn: rescued, reclaimed]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Rescue \Res"cue\ (r[e^]s"k[-u]), 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
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;
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: delivered from danger [syn: rescued, reclaimed]