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.
- To set free, as from danger or imprisonment; save. See Synonyms at save1.
- Law To take from legal custody by force.
- An act of rescuing; a deliverance.
- Law Removal from legal custody by force.