Meaning of RESCUE in English

[noun]Lifeboats accomplish many rescues every month. [C]We huddled together on the cliff ledge, waiting for rescue. [U]I didn't know anybody at the party, but the hostess came to my rescue (= helped me out of a difficult situation) by introducing me to a few people. [U]

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.