Noun Definition

escape

1.Definition: a means or way of escaping

"Hard work was his escape from worry", "They installed a second hatch as an escape", "Their escape route"

Category: General

2.Definition: a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild

Category: Plants

3.Definition: a valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler); it opens automatically when the pressure reaches a dangerous level

Category: Objects

4.Definition: an avoidance of danger or difficulty

"That was a narrow escape"

Category: General

5.Definition: an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy

"Romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life", "His alcohol problem was a form of escapism"

Related Noun(s):escapism

Category: General

6.Definition: nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do

"His evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible", "That escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"

Related Noun(s):evasion

Category: General

7.Definition: the act of escaping physically

"He made his escape from the mental hospital", "The canary escaped from its cage", "His flight was an indication of his guilt"

Related Noun(s):flight

Category: General

8.Definition: the discharge of a fluid from some container

"They tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe", "He had to clean up the leak"

Related Noun(s):leakage, outflow, leak

Category: General