AskDefine | Define escaped

Dictionary Definition

escaped adj : having escaped, especially from confinement; "a convict still at large"; "searching for two escaped prisoners"; "dogs loose on the streets"; "criminals on the loose in the neighborhood" [syn: at large(p), at liberty(p), loose, on the loose(p)]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. past of escape


  1. That or who has escaped, especially from prison or another place of confinement.
    People are being warned not to approach the escaped prisoner.

Extensive Definition

Escape may refer to:
  • Escape (hold), a maneuver used to exit a wrestling or grappling hold
  • Escapism, mental diversion by means of entertainment or recreation
  • Escapology, the study and practice of escaping from physical restraints
  • Prison escape, the act of breaking out of prison
In literature:
In radio, film and television:
In computers:
  • Escape key, the Esc key on a computer keyboard
  • Escape sequence, a series of characters used to trigger some sort of command state in computers
  • Escape character, a single character which in a sequence of characters signifies that what is to follow takes an alternative interpretation
  • escape(), a JavaScript function to percent-encode a string (though encodeURIComponent() and encodeURI() are preferable)
In music:
escaped in German: Flucht (Begriffsklärung)
escaped in French: Escape
escaped in Japanese: エスケープ
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