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rescue

1. the forcible removal of a person from legal custody
2. Law the forcible seizure of goods or property

Rescue

To save a structure from danger, such as demolition.

What does it mean when you dream about a rescue?

Being rescued from a pursuing animal, a potential drowning, etc. often indicates the dreamer needs to rescue themselves from a disturbing or even a potentially threatening situation that they are experiencing in their business or in their personal life.

Rescue

Abishai
saves David from death by Benob. [O.T.: II Samuel 21:17]
Andromeda
saved by Perseus from sea monster. [Gk. Myth: Hall, 239; Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses]
Ararat
traditional resting place of Noah’s ark after the Flood. [O.T.: Genesis 8:4]
Arion
thrown overboard; carried safely to land by dolphins. [Gk. Myth.: LLEI, I: 323; Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene]
Barry
St. Bernard dog; saved over 40 snowbound people in Alps. [Swiss Hist.: Wallechinsky, 126]
Charlotte
spider that saves Wilbur the pig from slaughter. [Am. Lit.: E. B. White Charlotte’s Web]
Deucalion
survived Zeus’s flood in ark. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmer-man, 85]
Diana’s statue
saved by Orestes from Scythian thieves. [Gk. Lit.: Iphigenia in Tauris]
Dunkirk
combined military-civilian operation rescued 340,000 British troops (1940). [Br. Hist.: Van Doren, 475]
Entebbe
daring Israeli raid freed airline hostages at Ugandan airport (1977). [World Hist.: Facts (1977), 487]
Hercules
rescues Alcestis from Hades after her self-sacrifice. [Gk. Lit.: Alcestis; Ger. Opera: Gluck, Alceste, Westerman, 73–75]
Iphigenia
rescued at the moment of her sacrificial stabbing. [Gk. Myth.: Gayley, 80–81]
Isaac
“saved” from being sacrificed by angel of the Lord. [O.T.: Genesis 22:2–13]
Jonah
saved from drowning in belly of great fish. [O.T.: Jonah 1:17]
Macheath
saved from hanging by the king’s reprieve. [Ger. Opera: Weill, Threepenny Opera, Westerman, 497]
Mignon
rescued by Wilhelm Meister from gypsies. [Fr. Opera: Thomas, Mignon, Westerman, 187]
Noah
with his sons, deemed by God worth saving from His destructive flood. [O.T.: Genesis 6–10]
Rahab and family
spared from Jericho’s destruction for aid rendered to Joshua’s army. [O.T.: Joshua 6:25]
Sanang
used magic powers to rescue Marco Polo. [Irish Lit.: Messer Marco Polo, Magill I, 584–585]
Tinker Bell
fairy saved by the faith of the audience after she drinks a lethal potion. [Br. Drama: J. M. Barrie Peter Pan in Magill II, 820]
oak leaves
used in crown awarded to one who saves a life. [Rom. Tradition: Wheeler, 765]
References in classic literature ?
What then will be our best plan both as regards rescuing the dead, and our own escape from death amid the battle-cries of the Trojans?
That is why I thought it my duty to try and help him as 'Pavlicheff's son'; in the first place by rescuing him from the influence of Tchebaroff, and secondly by making myself his friend.
He impounded the dispersing Butteridge plans with one comprehensive sweep of his arm, rescuing them even from the expository finger-marks of the man with the flat voice, and handed them to Bert.
He saw himself performing wonderful deeds of courage; saving the drowning, rescuing the forlorn.
There lay the nearest water, and there might be expected some day a rescuing party from her father's empire; for Carthoris knew Thuvan Dihn well enough to know that he would leave no stone unturned until he had tracked down the truth as to his daughter's abduction, and learned all that there might be to learn of her whereabouts.
And let it not be supposed that opinion at the Tankard in Slaughter Lane was unimportant to the medical profession: that old authentic public-house--the original Tankard, known by the name of Dollop's-- was the resort of a great Benefit Club, which had some months before put to the vote whether its long-standing medical man, "Doctor Gambit," should not be cashiered in favor of "this Doctor Lydgate," who was capable of performing the most astonishing cures, and rescuing people altogether given up by other practitioners.
As we drew nearer the barrier cliffs and no sign of rescuing Sarians appeared Ghak became both angry and alarmed, and presently as the sound of rapidly approaching pursuit fell upon our ears, he called to me over his shoulder that we were lost.
Instantly he knew that he was the victim of a plot, and that far from rescuing his son he had himself fallen into the hands of his enemies.
It was then, and then alone, argued I-Gos, that any hope of rescuing her might be entertained.
But this crude outlaw was not satisfied with merely rescuing the girl, he must needs mete out justice to her noble abductor and collect in full the toll of blood which alone can atone for the insult and violence done her.
I knew how anxious they would be for word from me, and I was equally anxious to relieve their minds and also to get them and our supplies well within Caspak, so that we might set off about our business of finding and rescuing Bowen Tyler; but the pterodactyl's carcass had scarcely fallen before I was surrounded by at least a dozen of the hideous things, some large, some small, but all bent upon my destruction.