Definition of Escapade

1. Noun. A wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful).




2. Noun. Any carefree episode.
Exact synonyms: Lark
Generic synonyms: Diversion, Recreation
Specialized synonyms: Sexcapade
Derivative terms: Lark

Definition of Escapade

1. n. The fling of a horse, or ordinary kicking back of his heels; a gambol.

Definition of Escapade

1. Noun. A daring or adventurous act; an undertaking which goes against convention. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Escapade

1. a reckless adventure [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Escapade

escalloping
escallops
escalop
escalope
escalope de veau Orloff
escaloped
escalopes
escaloping
escalops
escambio
escambios
escamoterie
escap't
escapability
escapable
escapade (current term)
escapades
escapado
escape
escape-capture bigeminy
escape artist
escape artists
escape beat
escape character
escape characters
escape clause
escape cock
escape conditioning
escape contraction
escape expert

Literary usage of Escapade

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Manitoba School Question: Being a Compilation of the Legislation, the by John Skirving Ewart (1894)
"The opinion of Mr. Donald A. Smith as to this foolish escapade is worth transcribing :— " Had these men, properly armed and organized, been prepared to ..."

2. Irish Literature by Justin McCarthy, Maurice Francis Egan, Douglas Hyde, Charles Welsh, Gregory, James Jeffrey Roche (1904)
"A MIDNIGHT escapade. Prom ' A World of Girls.' It was a proverbial saying in the school that Annie Forest was always in hot water; she was exceedingly ..."

3. Travels in the United States, Etc.: During 1849 and 1850 by Emmeline Stuart-Wortley (1851)
"... H and her Child—The American Character exemplified—The Journey resumed—escapade of a Mule—A Halt—The Indian Hut—Its Inmates—Noises in the Forest. ..."

4. The Reminiscences and Recollections of Captain Gronow: Being Anecdotes of by Rees Howell Gronow, Joseph Grego (1892)
"escapade OF AN OFFICER OF THE 3D FOOT GUARDS.—It is nearly fifty years since a young officer in the 3d Guards, smitten with the charms of Lady Betty ..."

5. Vancouver Island and British Columbia: Their History, Resources and Prospects by Matthew Macfie (1865)
"... Douglas—Verdant Simplicity of New Comers—English and American Ladies compared—Tone of Society in 1859—Defalcations of Government Officials—escapade of a ..."

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