Convoy definition

kŏnvoi
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A group as of ships or vehicles traveling together for mutual protection or convenience.
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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.

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The act of accompanying or escorting, especially for protective purposes.
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An accompanying and protecting force, as of ships or troops.
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Convoy is defined as to escort or protect.

An example of convoy is to act as a personal security guard for a celebrity.

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A group, as of ships or motor vehicles, traveling together with a protective escort or for safety or convenience.
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To accompany, especially for protection; escort.

Warships convoying merchant vessels across the Atlantic.

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To go along with as an escort, esp. in order to protect; escort.
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The act of convoying.
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A protecting escort, as for ships or troops.
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(nautical) One or more merchant ships sailing in company to the same general destination under the protection of naval vessels.
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A group of vehicles travelling together for safety, especially one with an escort.
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To escort a group of vehicles, and provide protection.

A frigate convoys a merchantman.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
convoy
Plural:
convoys

Origin of convoy

  • From Middle English convoyen to escort from Old French convoier variant of conveier convey

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French convoier, another form of conveier, from Medieval Latin conviare (“to accompany on the way”), from Latin com- (“together”) + via (“way”).

    From Wiktionary