- The definition of a convoy is a protector, especially for a group of ships.
An example of a convoy is a group of trucks traveling together for protection.
- Convoy is defined as to escort or protect.
An example of convoy is to act as a personal security guard for a celebrity.
Origin of convoyMiddle English convoien from Old French convoier: see convey
- the act of convoying
- a protecting escort, as for ships or troops
- a group as of ships or vehicles traveling together for mutual protection or convenience
- The act of accompanying or escorting, especially for protective purposes.
- An accompanying and protecting force, as of ships or troops.
- A group, as of ships or motor vehicles, traveling together with a protective escort or for safety or convenience.
transitive verbcon·voyed, con·voy·ing, con·voys
Origin of convoyFrom Middle English convoyen to escort from Old French convoier variant of conveier ; see convey .
(third-person singular simple present convoys, present participle convoying, simple past and past participle convoyed)
- To escort a group of vehicles, and provide protection.
- A frigate convoys a merchantman.