What does the word escort mean?

Usage examples for escort

  1. Lady Margaret hesitated, but Guy said: " By your leave, my lady, I think that the idea is a very good one, saving that I myself will escort the two ladies there as soon as Mistress Agnes feels confident enough to go." – At Agincourt by G. A. Henty
  2. Perhaps you can tell me who her escort was that night of the fog- a Joe Somebody. – Every Man for Himself by Hopkins Moorhouse
  3. I escort her to the door in silence. – The Wife and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov