What does the word rescue mean?

Usage examples for rescue

  1. Then Desmond's Irish blood came to his rescue. – Okewood of the Secret Service by Valentine Williams
  2. The Police troop had come to his rescue. – Harley Greenoak's Charge by Bertram Mitford
  3. But there was no one with him at Ennis having such weight of fears or authority as might have served to help to rescue him. – An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope