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escape

1. a valve that releases air, steam, etc., above a certain pressure; relief valve or safety valve
2. Botany a plant that was originally cultivated but is now growing wild

Escape

 

in Soviet criminal law, the crime of evading the serving of a sentence or restraining measures in the form of imprisonment under guard.

According to the Criminal Code of the RSFSR, escape from a place of confinement or from under guard committed by a person serving a sentence or held in preliminary confinement is punishable by deprivation of freedom for a period of up to three years. Escape combined with the use of force against the guard is punishable by a sentence of up to five years. Escape from a place of exile or from an alcoholic reeducation center or escape en route to exile or the center is punishable by deprivation of freedom for a period of up to one year.

What does it mean when you dream about an escape?

The act of escaping in a dream sometimes indicates the need to face an issue or a condition that one is evading. Alternatively, one may need to “escape” something that is about to collapse, such as a burning building.

escape

[i′skāp]
(computer science)
To exit from a program, routine, or mode.

escape

The curved part of the shaft of a column where it springs out of the base; the apophyge, 1.

Escape

Abiathar
only son of Ahimelech to avoid Saul’s slaughter. [O.T.: I Samuel 22:20]
Ariadne
Minos’s daughter; gave Theseus thread by which to escape labyrinth. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 31]
Cerambus
transformed into beetle in order to fly above Zeus’s deluge. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 55]
Christian
flees the City of Destruction. [Br. Lit.: Pilgrim’s Progress]
Daedalus
escaped from Crete by flying on wings made of wax and feathers. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 244]
Dantès, Edmond
after fifteen years in the Chateau d’If he escapes by being thrown into the sea as another prisoner’s corpse. [Fr. Lit.: Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo]
Deucalion
on Prometheus’ advice, survived flood in ark. [Gk. Myth.: Gaster, 84–85]
Dunkirk
340,000 British troops evacuated against long odds (1941). [Eur. Hist.: Van Doren, 475]
Exodus
Jewish captives escape Pharaoh’s bondage. [O.T.: Exodus]
Fugitive, The
(Dr. Richard Kimble) tale of wrongfully-accused man fleeing imprisonment. [TV: Terrace, I, 290–291]
Hansel and Gretel
woodcutter’s children barely escape witch. [Ger. Fairy Tale: Grimm, 56]
Hegira (Hijrah)
Muhammad’s flight from Mecca to Medina (622). [Islamic Hist.: EB, V: 39–40]
Houdini, Harry
(1874–1926) shackled magician could extricate himself from any entrapment. [Am. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 196]
Ishmael
the only one to escape when the Pequod is wrecked by the white whale. [Am. Lit.: Melville, Moby Dick]
Jim
Miss Watson’s runaway slave; Huck’s traveling companion. [Am. Lit.: Huckleberry Finn]
Jonah
delivered from fish’s belly after three days. [O.T.: Jonah 1, 2]
Noah
with family and animals, escapes the Deluge. [O.T.: Genesis 8:15–19]
Papillon
one of the few to escape from Devil’s Island. [Fr. Hist.: Papillon]
parting of the Red Sea
God divides the waters for Israelites’ flight. [O.T.: Exodus 14:21–29]
Phyxios
epithet of Zeus as god of escape. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 94]
Robin, John, and Harold Hensman
run away from “petticoat government” to live in forest. [Children’s Lit.: Brendon Chase, Fisher, 306]
Strange Cargo
prisoners escape by boat from Devil’s Island, accompanied by a mysterious stranger. [Am. Cinema: Strange Cargo]
Theseus
escapes labyrinth with aid from Ariadne. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 31]
Tyler, Toby
runs away from cruel Uncle Daniel to join circus. [Children’s Lit.: Toby Tyler]
Ziusudra
Sumerian Noah. [Sumerian Legend: Benét, 1116]

ESCAPE

(language)
An early system on the IBM 650.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].

escape

(character)
(ESC) ASCII character 27.

When sent by the user, escape is often used to abort execution or data entry. When sent by the computer it often starts an escape sequence.
References in classic literature ?
Our way lay across high mountains infested with frightful serpents, but we had the good luck to escape them and came at last to the seashore.
Possibly in a land of misrule like Thessaly he may be welcomed at first, and the unseemly narrative of his escape will be regarded by the inhabitants as an amusing tale.
I knew that none other could be responsible for this report which had reached the ears of Lorquas Ptomel so quickly, and now I recalled those portions of our conversation which had touched upon escape and upon my origin.
With it you can scale the wall and make your escape.
None escape," said the Beast People, looking askance at one another.
Since my imprisonment," said Faria, "I have thought over all the most celebrated cases of escape on record.
He's well guarded now; we only said he would escape.
But it so happened one night, that being upon deck, revolving over in my mind various plans of escape, I perceived one of the ship's company leaning over the bulwarks, apparently plunged in a profound reverie.
Just then I was absorbed in them only as a medium of escape, and so, as my gaze ran quickly, time and again, over their vast expanse in search of some cranny or crevice, I came suddenly to loathe them as the prisoner must loathe the cruel and impregnable walls of his dungeon.
That when once taken, he shall be shut up in a fortress from which her secret shall never escape.
Then I am really in danger," declared his Majesty, positively, "and it will be wise for me to consider a means to escape.
Ghak, Perry, and I often talked together of possible escape, but the Sarian was so steeped in his lifelong belief that no one could escape from the Mahars except by a miracle, that he was not much aid to us--his attitude was of one who waits for the miracle to come to him.