What does convoy mean?

Definitions for convoy
ˈkɒn vɔɪ; kənˈvɔɪcon·voy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. convoy(noun)

    a procession of land vehicles traveling together

  2. convoy(noun)

    a collection of merchant ships with an escort of warships

  3. convoy(verb)

    the act of escorting while in transit

  4. convoy(verb)

    escort in transit

    "the trucks convoyed the cars across the battle zone"; "the warships convoyed the merchant ships across the Pacific"


  1. convoy(Noun)

    One or more merchant ships sailing in company to the same general destination under the protection of naval vessels

  2. convoy(Noun)

    A group of vehicles travelling together for safety, especially one with an escort

  3. convoy(Verb)

    To escort a group of vehicles, and provide protection.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Convoy(verb)

    to accompany for protection, either by sea or land; to attend for protection; to escort; as, a frigate convoys a merchantman

    Etymology: [F. convoyer, OF. conveier, convoier. See Convey.]

  2. Convoy(noun)

    the act of attending for defense; the state of being so attended; protection; escort

    Etymology: [F. convoyer, OF. conveier, convoier. See Convey.]

  3. Convoy(noun)

    a vessel or fleet, or a train or trains of wagons, employed in the transportation of munitions of war, money, subsistence, clothing, etc., and having an armed escort

    Etymology: [F. convoyer, OF. conveier, convoier. See Convey.]

  4. Convoy(noun)

    a protection force accompanying ships, etc., on their way from place to place, by sea or land; an escort, for protection or guidance

    Etymology: [F. convoyer, OF. conveier, convoier. See Convey.]

  5. Convoy(noun)

    conveyance; means of transportation

    Etymology: [F. convoyer, OF. conveier, convoier. See Convey.]

  6. Convoy(noun)

    a drag or brake applied to the wheels of a carriage, to check their velocity in going down a hill

    Etymology: [F. convoyer, OF. conveier, convoier. See Convey.]


  1. Convoy

    A convoy is a group of vehicles, typically motor vehicles or ships, traveling together for mutual support and protection. Often, a convoy is organized with armed defensive support, though it may also be used in a non-military sense, for example when driving through remote areas.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Convoy

    kon-voy′, v.t. to accompany for protection.—n. Con′voy, the act of convoying: protection: that which convoys or is convoyed, esp. a ship or ships of war guarding a fleet of merchant-vessels, also the ships so protected: an honourable escort: a supply of stores, &c., under escort. [Fr. convoyer. See Convey.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. convoy

    1. A number of merchant ships and/or naval auxiliaries usually escorted by

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. convoy

    A fleet of merchant ships similarly bound, protected by an armed force. Also, the ship or ships appointed to conduct and defend them on their passage. Also, a guard of troops to escort a supply of stores to a detached force.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. convoy

    In the military service, is a train of wagons laden with provisions or warlike stores, or a detachment of troops appointed to guard such a train.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of convoy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of convoy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of convoy in a Sentence

  1. Mohamad Rasheed:

    It's a tragic situation for civilians remaining in the city since Russian jets are hitting any convoy that leaves the city, while those who were able to reach areas closer to the border have nowhere to shelter.

  2. Gleb Kornilov:

    The convoy didn't try to hide.

  3. Aloys Vimards:

    The convoy is expected to reach Valencia by Saturday evening, but that is all very dependent to the weather.

  4. Steve Warren:

    Many have asked me whether or not they (the U.S. warships) are there because of the Iranian ship convoy or flotilla that is also in the area, that is certainly one of the factors. That is not the reason they are there.

  5. Ramadi Al-Yassiri:

    We had martyrs and wounded, but we said we won't withdraw, we are used to the blood of martyrs and we have not liberated the land, but then the convoy withdrew, so we had to withdraw as well.

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