v the retaking by a party captured of a prize made by the enemy.
2. rescue ·v the forcible liberation of a person from an arrest or imprisonment.
3. rescue ·v the act of rescuing; deliverance from restraint, violence, or danger; liberation.
4. rescue ·v the forcible retaking, or taking away, against law, of things lawfully distrained.
5. rescue ·vt 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.